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#1 2012-07-24 16:44:49

NaturesPace
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EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Wanted to share some photo of my best cockerel. Not sure if he is good enough for the lexicon thread. Is he Marraduna enough?

He is getting pretty wide now. No crowing, but saw him cover a pullet the other day.

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/EO_yellow_side.jpg

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/EO_yellow.jpg

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/EO_yellow_front.jpg


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#2 2012-07-24 16:54:17

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

I think he is lovely NP, looks a lot like the fellow I am keeping for breeding next year. :thumbs:

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#3 2012-07-24 22:39:58

Amblecroft
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

He looks great........and good extension :-)))))  Good luck with him.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
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http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#4 2012-07-24 23:49:29

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

I like him, he looks like a keeper to me.

A few minor flaws I see are a bit of pigment on his beak (should be solid yellow with no darker color or streaks) and I think he has 8 (may be only 7) points on his comb. He also had a bit of grey black in his chest feathers.

Is there any chance he may be heterozygous (only have one allele) for barring? I am finding that that darker orange red color on the rooster sometimes indicates that. Do you have a picture of him around 8 weeks or so? If he looked like a pullet until his comb and wattles started to come in he may only have one allele for barring.

I assume no side sprigs or feathers stubs (feathers between his toes)?

Shank color is beautiful. I like his size and shape too!!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#5 2012-07-25 01:13:30

NaturesPace
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Thanks everyone for your comments.

PG, I think he has some staining on his beak. I'll make sure next time I have him on my lap. Heh as no feather stubs and no side sprigs.
There are some photos of him here at 6 weeks old. 2nd picture left side. 4th picture left side also.
http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=827

Also, at 10 weeks, second picture. http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=928

Oh yes, lots of points on his comb. I think 7, but Im never sure where to start counting. :D

Last edited by NaturesPace (2012-07-25 01:17:57)


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#6 2012-07-25 01:37:50

Susan
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Nice all around choice! He will get more grey on the chest and probably white tail feathers, but that is so normal for our Roos. He looks like a great lead roo. How is his personality? I'm guessing he is a bit stand offish?

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#7 2012-07-25 02:09:41

NaturesPace
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Do you think white tail feathers because the black in his tails is so light?
His personality is not bad. He is just starting to do the one winged dance to me, but hasn't attacked. He is the first one to run over to us when we go out. He will stand very lose to us and even walk between our legs, if it's the fastest path to treats, but doesn't like to be pet or picked up. I think there are a lot of hormone changes going on around here for, both pullets and cockerels.


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#8 2012-07-25 02:11:57

NaturesPace
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Oh and remember he is from :US: stock. Skyline Poultry.

I know they aren't that far removed from the CA stock, but I haven't seen a lot of white tail feathers here.


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#9 2012-07-25 02:38:43

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Nice looking rooster. 

Just remember NP none of your roosters are over a year old yet either.  Even Lys from Spain said all the EO roosters have white in their tail.  The older they get the more white they will get.  My big boy didn't get any white in his tail until the first winter but now at two years old his biggest tail feather is almost completely white. 

One thing I notice on your guy and a lot of my cockerels is that his chest is more blotched and not really barred.  I wonder if that's because they carry the millie fleure gene or if those two are not related to each other.


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#10 2012-07-25 03:14:00

NaturesPace
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Thanks Gubi. I didn't know that about the tail feathers.

I'll see if I can get some shots of his chest. I noticed on my "blondie" girl she has a few tiny neck feathers that look Millie. White tips.

This feedback it great! Thanks everyone.


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#11 2012-07-25 03:23:48

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

NP I think he is just nice and dark like a marraduna rooster should be, I think he is good to go with two alleles for baring :thumbs:

He really is a nice looking rooster.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#12 2012-07-25 03:56:31

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

The older I get the more white I get on me, too....  :wise:

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#13 2012-07-25 11:14:47

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Maggiesdad wrote:

The older I get the more white I get on me, too....  :wise:

:funny:  ME TOO!!!  Try some hair colour Glen :thumbs:

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#14 2012-07-26 02:05:16

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Maggiesdad wrote:

The older I get the more white I get on me, too....  :wise:

:funny:  ME TOO!!!  Try some hair colour Glen :thumbs:

NEVAH! I got these the old-fashioned way... I EARNED them! =D

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#15 2012-07-26 11:08:22

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

Well so did I, we are the same age but I fight it every step of the way =D  Sorry NP.....off topic again :oops:

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#16 2012-07-28 00:25:43

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

I think he looks nice and thick, NP.  He has a good, wide stance, too.  :thumbsup:

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#17 2012-07-30 01:05:30

NaturesPace
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

poplar girl wrote:

I like him, he looks like a keeper to me.

A few minor flaws I see are a bit of pigment on his beak (should be solid yellow with no darker color or streaks) and I think he has 8 (may be only 7) points on his comb. He also had a bit of grey black in his chest feathers.

Is there any chance he may be heterozygous (only have one allele) for barring? I am finding that that darker orange red color on the rooster sometimes indicates that. Do you have a picture of him around 8 weeks or so? If he looked like a pullet until his comb and wattles started to come in he may only have one allele for barring.

I assume no side sprigs or feathers stubs (feathers between his toes)?

Shank color is beautiful. I like his size and shape too!!

PG, you were right he does have marks on his beak and 8 points on his comb. I caught him tonight after he thought he would peck at me hard.

I still think he is my best option for breeding, at the moment. Next spring I'll hatch a bunch of eggs and see what I get.


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#18 2012-07-30 02:20:35

poplar girl
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

He is a lovely boy NP and I look forward to seeing his offspring!

I think we are all in the same place with knowing there are flaws in every one of our basques. With breeding and selection hopefully we can see improvement.

The beak pigment is something I am seeing a lot of in mine, in fact I have very few birds without it so it is something I am now watching for.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#19 2012-07-30 06:42:10

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

He is a handsome fellow.  Is he friendly?  You wrote that he doesn't have side sprigs, what are those?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#20 2012-07-30 13:13:15

NaturesPace
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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

He is friendly, but the testosterone is making him less and more protective of his girls.

Side sprigs are points on the comb that come off the sides instead of straight up.


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#21 2012-07-30 13:25:51

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Re: EO Cockerel - 20 weeks

I love him, what a handsome dude! :love: I have one a lot like him I am keeping too.

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