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#26 2012-10-22 12:05:45

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: pullets 2012

Awesome flock, gubi! well done! :love:

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#27 2012-10-22 13:24:40

dahlisgrams
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Re: pullets 2012

Lovely birds, Gubi! Nice consistency in your flock and beautiful expressions. :love:

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#28 2012-10-22 13:28:38

mikencarol
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Re: pullets 2012

...YES NarturesPace..... We are watching you....RIGHT NOW:shock::shock: !!!! Please step back....you are too close for the camers to focus......and please go finish getting dressed...it is too early for that right now!!!!!!!!:whistle::funny::funny:


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#29 2012-10-22 22:30:00

ChestnutRidge
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Re: pullets 2012

Your flock is fantastic, Gubi.  I am also struck by the consistent look of your hens and pullets!  Gorgeous flock, and I see why you like your green cockerel.

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#30 2012-10-22 22:58:01

NaturesPace
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Re: pullets 2012

mikencarol wrote:

...YES NarturesPace..... We are watching you....RIGHT NOW:shock::shock: !!!! Please step back....you are too close for the camers to focus......and please go finish getting dressed...it is too early for that right now!!!!!!!!:whistle::funny::funny:

So you have access to those drones flying over our house?!! I'm fully dressed now.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#31 2012-10-23 00:35:36

mikencarol
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Re: pullets 2012

:thumbsup:   Those aren't drones...they are big planes wwwwaaayyyyy up there!!!!!:thumbs:  It a good thing people can't see me sitting at my computer....if they could....NO ONE would be on here!!!!!


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#32 2012-10-23 01:02:17

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: pullets 2012

:funny: Mike you are a funny guy!!

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#33 2012-10-23 01:30:48

gubi
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Re: pullets 2012

Thanks guys for all the compliments!  Just remember I hatched 100 chicks to to keep theses pullets back.  It will be interesting to see what they look like in a year.  My favorite pullet from last year has now turned very grey after this moult!  She had just a hind of black flecks on her nice marraduna colouring as a pullet.

I do like my green guy the best I especially like his head and comb and I'm gald you guys like him too.  I wish he had a redder chest as it is a real pale colour but I think he will work well in the blondie project.  I'm liking the white guy less then I did a couple of months ago but i think the younger cockerel has some potential too.  Since I don't have a really nice marraduna coloured rooster I have decided to let a few of my pullets go to a couple of ladies on here that each have a very nice cockerel and get back some chicks from those matings next spring.  I have seen the one rooster in person, he was hatched out of an egg from Susan and looks very promising.  I'm waiting for some resent pictures to be published on here of both boys.

I would also like to apologize for all my older pictures missing.  It seams facebook changed something and now the links don't mach up any more! :stomp:  I might have to look into the photobucket thingy yet!  Just what I need another set of login and passwords to remember!


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#34 2012-10-23 22:42:32

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: pullets 2012

Noooooo ! Not the fotosmucket!   :banginghead:


Picasa web albums :excited:

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#35 2012-12-15 14:19:02

gubi
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Re: pullets 2012

Some of my flock.  I just introduced my breeding EO's into the main flock the night before yesterday.  I took the picture yesterday everyone seems to be getting along well.  I left the big boy in with all the hens and one Spitz rooster is in there too.  I have 10 more roosters in a separate adjacent pasture and after an few fights the first day they get along fine.  The brown line you see in the picture is where the fence was in the summer time and the grass got burned off from the electric fence. 
http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/227056_10151136287241227_1288181143_n.jpg

my youngest pullet is turning out nice too.
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/483443_10151135733221227_2146551189_n.jpg

This is a second year hen.  She looked almost identical to Lindy lous hen as a pullet but is very gray now. 
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/18211_10151135731786227_380595252_n.jpg

I decided to keep this guy and the green guy for now.  Plus big boy of course so down to 3 EO boys.  But I have some chicks coming back to me from my pullets and 2 other very nice cockerels from 2 other breeders. Anyone else see the odd brown feather in the base of the tail of their boys?
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/523712_10151135732766227_1207954679_n.jpg


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#36 2012-12-15 14:36:12

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: pullets 2012

Gubi are those pictures of your birds on all that green grass from yesterday :shock: OMG, why ever did I choose to live in Northern Alberta? :cozy: No risk of it not being a white Christmas here I guess :hohoho:

I have definately noticed the brown feathers at the base of some of my Roos tails. Some are barred, some more solid. I think they are kind of pretty but I am not sure if its okay for the roosters to have them or not.

So how grey did your hen look as a pullet? It there a picture of lindy lou's hen on here? I think that's something I need to watch for on a few of mine where I can see hints of grey on them.


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

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#37 2012-12-15 14:47:16

gubi
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Re: pullets 2012

I'm thinking this was her but this could also be Lindy's hen
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/301047_10150337821321227_1684043139_n.jpg
Some of my roosters have try coloured barred tail feathers!  but the brown is mainly on just a few 1-2 feathers on the base of the tail and solid coloured but mostly goes into barred towards the tip of the feather.  totally different color then anywhere else on the body.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#38 2012-12-15 14:51:09

gubi
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Re: pullets 2012

yes PG this green grass is from yesterday.  It freezes over night but it gets 4-5 degrees plus during the day.  This is not usual for us either but I'm not complaining.  We had a couple of nasty snow storms already this fall but December has been pleasant.  I'm OK with another winter like last as long as we don't get the +28 in March followed by-8 in April.  What a mess that made of our hayfields!  We only had 1/2 of a regular crop!


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#39 2012-12-15 15:11:25

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: pullets 2012

Okay, I see, she does have quite a bit of grey in particular on her chest and pantaloons. Mine have more grey on their back I think but not much elsewhere. I suspect my girls (BHR) have a partridge e allele instead of a wheaten base but I'm not sure.

And yes, I hear you about nice weather at the wrong time being able to mess things up. We had such a beautiful warm winter last year here and not too much winter damage despite how strange it was. From the mildest winter i ever remember last year to one of the snowiest, coldest and earliest winters in the past 20 years or so is making it a bit harder to accept gracefully :oops:


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

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#40 2012-12-16 01:52:36

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: pullets 2012

Nice looking flock gubi :thumbs:

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#41 2012-12-16 13:52:51

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: pullets 2012

They are very consistent.  I love how those hens had to check out the cat in the first  video! :EO:  I have at least one 2.5 year old with smudgy bloomers after this years molt. 

It seems any black on the gold- the tiniest tips or a few white feathers on the forehead indicate it, but not always.  I think it may be the ones that are not as naturally barred-looking and are more flat or dark wheaten looking with the pale feather shafts.  They have all been "faders" too with darker hackles, but nearly all mine are anyway when outside.  I have one more barred-looking pullet this year so can check out out next molt.

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#42 2012-12-16 17:02:44

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: pullets 2012

Beautiful flock Gubi!  Met a chicken buyer of yours who loves his EOs.  He is on his third generation, I think, from your stock and it sounds like he has some very lovely birds.  Would you like to go visit his farm with Dennis and I? I love discovering other folks breeding EOs and loving them.
Your two girls here are doing well.  I'll post fresh photos when the rain stops.  Back -Up, that is Elevator's second in command EO cockeral, is looking less like a road runner and is filling out into a nice looking boy.  He was a slower grower but worth taking the time to watch and wait.  Definetly will keep him and Elevator and two of the EO baby boys from my July hatch group from Claire.  Gubi, hope you can come visit and be sure you get the roo you want covering your two girls in case you like one of these other guys better than Elevator.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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