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#1 2012-12-02 20:42:30

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Part of My 2013 Marraduna Breeding Flock

I haven't decided who to pair with who yet or even which birds I will be using for breeding for sure but I thought I would share a few pictures of some or my marraduna.

Please excuse this guys beat up comb, he and his brother are begrudgingly sharing the girls for now. He still has no white in his tail feathers, is a good size although still has some width I hope he will put on. He has a side sprig and a few flecks of grey in his chest as well.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/67679163c1601199d734a338153b191a.jpg

His brother who is small but has lots of other things going for him in my opinion.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/5942877925d8e1e13f39b7ef09391505.jpg

And some of the girls.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/40cfab0e3e05ad8566ab42d526fff1d4.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/678f91338ac2d1b2571bad1b8c4093e4.jpg

I suspect this girl may be eb x ewh as her chick down was very grey.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/01d62f1c5476c77d7ab04b480d5e3ec5.jpg

This girl is HUGE and I really like her but she does have a crooked toe. I may still try her hatching some of her babies.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/7ca86d62985f8c3d7f39c9e2fef2a26f.jpg


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

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#2 2012-12-02 21:26:57

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Part of My 2013 Marraduna Breeding Flock

Looks like you have a good start for next year :love:

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#3 2012-12-02 23:33:16

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: Part of My 2013 Marraduna Breeding Flock

I love seeing other EO flocks. :excited: Lovely breeding stock! As you know I have tons of boys to choose from but only Gubi's two pullets for maraduna girls.  SO jealous of how many lovely girls you have! :oops:  Your coop looks warm and clean and healthy and i was wondering if you could tell me about the metal buckets, are they for nesting?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#4 2012-12-03 00:11:07

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Part of My 2013 Marraduna Breeding Flock

Why thank you for the kind words, i will pass along the complements to the chooks. They seem very happy in the new barn and it feels toasty warm in there with the floor heat even though the air temperature is only about 10-12C.

M&K the metal buckets are my temporary water system. They hold about 2.5 gal of water each so I can lift them around without difficulty and they don't spill or leak when I fill them. Eventually I we will get cup waterers installed as they are even more trouble free but for now these work just fine.


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

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#5 2012-12-03 04:28:37

Maggiesdad
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Re: Part of My 2013 Marraduna Breeding Flock

:excited:

:happycrowd"

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#6 2012-12-03 12:57:45

gubi
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Re: Part of My 2013 Marraduna Breeding Flock

I like your first rooster the best.  You have some nice pullets, especially the first pullet and the last, the big blondie, except for her toe.  If you do use her let us know how many of the offsprings will get the toes passed on.  Some of my best this year had crooked toes but I was too chicken to keep them back for breeding.


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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#7 2012-12-04 01:36:57

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Part of My 2013 Marraduna Breeding Flock

Both your favorite pullets are black horse ranch gubi, I suspect sisters. I will likely hatch some eggs from the big pullet even with the crooked toe as she is friendly, big, nice color and seems to also lay alot of eggs.

The question soo  will be who to pair up. I have two more marraduna roosters to add to the mix, I will likely pair two hens with each roo but I need to put a bit more though into it.


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

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