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#1 2011-08-02 02:35:42

poplar girl
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Opinions on pullets please!

My oldest girls. The first 5 are from an early April hatch of Claire's eggs.
I can't tell these two apart in the photos! I real life one is smaller. Neither have side sprigs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/5a256d1f.png
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/60715c60.png

This is a big girl, side sprig.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/b0961c4a.png

My "blondie". Side sprig.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/f9a1bfea.png

And a tiny girl with yellow legs (the only one!). Side sprigs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/1ee1584f.png

If I am only to keep two...who do I pick?


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

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#2 2011-08-02 03:12:11

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Again tough ones, looking for deep bodies for egg production, wide backs and heads...

What a range and all beautiful!!  Thanks for showing them too us, they area  treat to see!  Mine seem like the feather colours may be closer, but the legs all over the place, then Susans lines are less mottled, and with less red/gold ( think the greyer #1 girl on left first pic may be willowy) but the legs/sprigs situation is better!

Of the first 5, all things being equal I'd either pic the first 2, no side sprigs unless the legs are true blue., then I woudln't choose them. But  I like the look of the big side sprig girl #4 too lovely rich colour, not too red and is still mottled, can you keep 3!!? The other too are nicely marked too and I am pretty sure I could guess their mothers, but with this breed who knows who the mother was, they vary so much!!  I think I would go with larger over smaller if both had side sprigs, but friendliness is important too!

Last 5, #5 for sure, and I think between #3 best mottling, though lots of black and #4, looks bigger and sleeker shape, and nice legs.  I think!

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#3 2011-08-02 03:35:04

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

PG, I can see Claire's but not mine! Did you post them differently?

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#4 2011-08-02 03:38:54

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Try pressing F5 it sometimes works for me! :thumbs:

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#5 2011-08-02 03:39:25

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Trying not to bias the crowd but since it does matter, of the SLF pullets (first 5) numbers 4 and 5 are the least friendly. Number three is pretty aggressive. From Susan's pair (second set of five) all have pretty good personalities.

I am not sure about white vs blue legs on the first 5 from you SLF...as chicks "blondie" seemed to have slatish colored legs but at present they all look white accept for the yellow legged girl and hers are super yellow.


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#6 2011-08-02 03:47:17

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Susan wrote:

PG, I can see Claire's but not mine! Did you post them differently?

Some of the pic ( randomly ) show up as ? For me too Susan..I think the pics are too big...going to split this on two I guess :banginghead:


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#7 2011-08-02 03:47:50

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

I hope Lys sees these too!  :EO:  So I stand by my keepers as they line up with personality.  If the big girl is a bit of a bully, then let her go, unless your roo is like a pudding and personality may come through on their babies!!  I haven't seen one like her before and she is beautiful!  The dad this year is nowhere as friendly as the grandad Speckled Jim (or his brother we didn't use who is a knee jumper and total cuddly pudding).

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#8 2011-08-02 03:58:32

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!


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#9 2011-08-02 13:57:04

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Thanks PG! Can see them now! :) will fgive my opinion when I can sit at the computer for a better look. Until then, just go with my philosophy- keep them all!!  Lol

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#10 2011-08-02 22:38:24

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

poplar girl wrote:

My oldest girls. The first 5 are from an early April hatch of Claire's eggs.
I can't tell these two apart in the photos! I real life one is smaller. Neither have side sprigs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac25 … 256d1f.png
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac25 … 715c60.png

This is a big girl, side sprig.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac25 … 961c4a.png

My "blondie". Side sprig.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac25 … a1bfea.png

And a tiny girl with yellow legs (the only one!). Side sprigs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac25 … e1584f.png

If I am only to keep two...who do I pick?

I prefer the number 5. Also the third, but the legs are blue.

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#11 2011-08-03 02:06:12

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

I"d be tempted to keep them all too! :whistle:

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#12 2011-08-03 11:49:42

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Oh I am tempted to keep them all and am working on the DH about keeping a few chickens in the garage over winter, just a few :whistle: But I don't think that's gonna go over so...I need to get the numbers down. My other breed, dorkings, are going to get the short stick for who I keep just because it is tough to get excited about them compared to these guys since it takes a more decreeing eye to see the differences between keepers and culls (hum...now should I keep this grey pullet or that grey pullet). And Susan...keep in mind the girls I don't keep are fair game for purchase!

I am having real trouble with the blue and green leg issue. Dorkings have white legs so I try to look at these girls legs compared to a dorking to detect any blue. Honestly, sometimes I see blue, sometimes I see white. And I swear there was more difference in color when they were younger. The blondedt pullet, #4, for sure had blue tinges.

I am personally thinking the biggest of the #1 and #2 I will keep, possibly both. That's it. #3 is big with a nice red gold but has sprigs, not sure about leg color. #4 sprigs, leg color?, not super friendly. #5 is narrow and small despite the beautiful leg color and unique feather color.


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

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#13 2011-08-03 14:52:37

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Yes, pg, those girls will probably be coming home LoL!

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#14 2011-08-03 17:10:47

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Could you tell me please the meaning of the word 'sprig'?:Crazy:

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#15 2011-08-03 20:49:24

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Side points on the back of the comb, like the clavell, king, carnation comb like the penedesenca, usually smaller than pendesenca comb, only one or 2 spikes. 

Like so

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/173.jpg

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#16 2011-08-03 22:43:15

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Interesting! I've never seen one before.

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#17 2011-08-03 23:38:56

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Mouth dropped open. Susan don't tell me non of your EOs have side sprigs?!? Even one of my Roos from Sparkle and Sequin has one!


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

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#18 2011-08-03 23:56:41

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Nope! Not a one!

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#19 2011-08-04 00:17:11

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Something in my water :huh:


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#20 2011-08-04 00:33:50

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Think so!

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#21 2011-08-16 00:57:09

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Well I have chosen. The girls in pictures 1, 3 and 4 will be staying. The other two ladies will be rehomed.


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

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#22 2011-08-16 04:02:18

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

:thumbs: Lovely!  I know you have been agonizing for weeks.  What was your rationale, anything new from the seminar?

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#23 2011-08-16 11:16:52

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

Sort of although the judge their called EOs barnyard chickens and made it clear that there would br no point bringing one to a show as they are not recognized by the APA. From the seminar I learned size maters so these girls are all big.

With the side sprigs and white (possibly blue) legs the second two are carrying some genes that I would rather not have but I need to keep some diversity in color which they have. Also I am not keeping a rooster from this hatch as they all bite! So I wanted to keep a good diversity of pullets.

I'm sure I am missing something and will be inspecting them a number of times before they go in a breeding pen next year.

Oh! Number one is the one laying eggs...she was in the next box yesterday laying one!


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#24 2011-08-16 12:26:36

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Re: Opinions on pullets please!

That sounds good!  I couldn't really ask about specifics on the Euskal Oiloas as there's no standard but having the two lines and wide parallel backs, deep bodies for egg production and a wide head were cited as being present in a good specimen of any breed. 

That's what I'm hoping with the forum, a group effort and insight may help and with all the awesome pics we can learn a ton based on what people breed and get next year.  It's a great way of documenting as we go along. I think this winter I am going to seriously study the poultry genetics and get copies and read all the good books. I don't think it is beyond me, I just need time and quiet to learn it.  It will save so many years if used right! :thumbs:

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