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#1 2012-12-02 22:59:39

NaturesPace
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EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Thought I would share some of my EOs and 1/2 breeds. W=Welsummer

First Annie and her babies:
W/EO pullet
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/BrownGirl.png

EO/EO pullet
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/Annies_girl.png

Same pure EO girl is a spitting image of mom, Annie, but with yellow legs.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/Annie_girls_02.png

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/Annie_girls.png

proud poppa of the EO/EO girl. Yellow, he is heading to MD in a few weeks to spread his seed.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/yellow_01.png

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/Yellow_02-wellie.png

Orpington Mix pullet, EO/O. She is a big girl. wider than the cockerels and just about as tall.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/orpMix.png

Cockerel, W/EO. I have two that look like twins. They are actually, EO/W mixes.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/cockerel_01.png


Some of the teens, almost POL girls. These are from MDs pullets. All yellow legged.

Moose and Dottie.
Two millies, at least that is what I am calling them.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/dottie_moose.png

Marraduna - Goose. The boys have been paying attention to her, so I think she is close to lay.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/goose_01.png

Goose againlots of black in her hackles
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/goose_02.png

Last edited by NaturesPace (2012-12-03 01:48:53)


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#2 2012-12-02 23:51:31

Micah and Kiah
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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

WOW!!!!  Beautiful. I found it particularly interesting how many of your EO boy's offspring ending up with his strong yellow legs.  Your purebred maradunna chick is SO lovely.  :love:
Pack her up and send her to me!:love:

I am really enjoying our Welsummers.  Claire told me she thought I'd like that breed and she was right!  Lovely, gentle hens and big terra cotta eggs...


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#3 2012-12-03 00:31:02

poplar girl
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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Beautiful. What variation we are seeing, your little EO pullet and Annie are quite light. And then as you pointed out, some have so much black in the hackles and some almost none, i am seeing the same, And then the two you are calling milles (I would agree) both so different.

Thanks for posting pics NP!


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

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#4 2012-12-03 03:01:38

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Great pictures Heidi :thumbsup:  Boy is Yellow even a handsome fellow, I can see why MD wants to borrow him :whistle:  Your little EO/W cockerel is going to be beautiful I bet once he matures, the colours now are beautiful!!

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#5 2012-12-03 04:26:03

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Awesome pics, NP!!! Love it! :love:

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#6 2013-01-08 21:24:30

NaturesPace
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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

some updated photos of the mixes. They are 15 weeks old.

EO/Welsummer cockerel. I have 2 of these guys. They look like twins.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/EO-W_cockerel_6points_zps4c8664d3.png


EO/Orpington pullet. She is HUGE and about as big as the pure EO pullets that are 29 weeks old. I'm going to weigh her to see how heavy she is compared to the others.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/EO_Orp_zps381a4643.png


Little brown girl. She is a Welsummer/EO pullet. I think she is very pretty.
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/Brown_girl-02_zpsfc7c6d36.png
http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd454/Naturespace/Brown_girl-01_zps3da68351.png

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#7 2013-01-08 21:36:47

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

:love:

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#8 2013-01-08 23:53:38

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

My Welsummer cross pullet looked more like a welsummer then yours.  Love the orp cross.


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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#9 2013-01-09 00:41:23

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Beautiful birds Heidi :love:

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#10 2013-01-09 01:48:08

Susan
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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Thanks for the pics. Lovely!

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#11 2013-01-09 01:55:35

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

:love:  such beauties ....all of them  :)


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#12 2013-01-09 02:13:48

Micah and Kiah
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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

So beautifully green at your place.  Love all the youngster, they are all growing up to be just awesome.

Last edited by Micah and Kiah (2013-01-09 02:15:35)


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#13 2013-01-09 13:45:15

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Beautiful birds Heidi..........wish I had the Pic thing down as well as you have.  I was noticing my oldest Rooster yesterday has a white feather coming in on his tail....it is exactly where your Rooster's white feather is....is this a good thing, a bad thing, or just a thing????  :huh:         .....Mike


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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#14 2013-01-09 14:05:19

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

MARRADUNA BASQUE

DISQUALIFICATIONS
Entirely white or black feathers in the sickle or main tail feathers. Entirely white feathers in the the primary or secondary wing feathers.


That is one of those 'things' we would like to avoid....  :stomp:

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#15 2013-01-10 03:11:12

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

:duh:  That's what I thought I remembered.  It is probably only about 30% white but I think I will breed to have tail feathers without that much white.  It is nearly like the Rooster in Heidi's 5th picture....not a deal killer, but I think I would just like him more without it.......   I think Heidi must be spray painting those yellow legs....they sure are nice...........Mike

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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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#16 2013-01-10 13:25:23

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Does anyone have a rooster that is over 1 year old and does not have any white in his tail?  I believe all EO's do have some white in their tails.  My big boy had no white until the middle of first winter when he moulted and got some white in his main tail feather.  Now he has about 4 feathers that are white and he will get more white the older he gets.


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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#17 2013-01-11 01:01:20

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

At 15 months old Adonis has only a streak of white on one tail feather, probably only about 1/6 of the feather. He was a mean boy so he is no longer with me. He was of the black horse ranch line. My four black horse ranch Roos (3 marraduna, 1 heterozygous barred) are now about 8-9 months old and have no white in their tails yet.

So I think with there genetics it is possible to get rid of the white in the rooster's tails.


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

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#18 2013-01-11 01:07:26

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PG.....Thanks, that's good to know...........I'm going to give it a shot.............Mike


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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#19 2013-01-11 08:09:19

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Great pictures of some very lovely birds, just love the yellow legs...they are so yellow!!

XOX Monika

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#20 2013-01-12 04:34:13

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

What handsome boys and girls you have.  Love the pics.  What gorgeous creatures.

I am afraid the white comes from Speckled Jim, :whistle: he had it from about 6 months on, and has many white wing feathers too now that were not there initally! They all seem to get more white as they go on, like us... :chairhide:

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#21 2013-01-12 13:24:20

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

Claire Speckled Jim is forgiven for the white feathers. He has passed on many good triats with the trait of friendliness being the most awesome. All my EOs are friendly but I have 3 pullets that are pure SLF lines and they are THE friendliest. All three will fly up to my arms to be petted if I stand in the coop too long. Two are Specky's granddaughters, one his daughter.


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

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#22 2013-01-12 16:14:31

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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

:love: They are so beautiful, especially Annie's daughter with yellow legs.. omg WANT!!! :lol:

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#23 2013-01-12 18:37:05

Micah and Kiah
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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

poplar girl wrote:

Claire Speckled Jim is forgiven for the white feathers. He has passed on many good triats with the trait of friendliness being the most awesome. All my EOs are friendly but I have 3 pullets that are pure SLF lines and they are THE friendliest. All three will fly up to my arms to be petted if I stand in the coop too long. Two are Specky's granddaughters, one his daughter.

Elevator is like that too.  I have to keep a chair handy near his coop and he will wait for me to sit and give permission for him to hop up on my lap for pets.  He's polite. respectful but still cuddly.  :love: He has one feather in his tail that is 1/3 white.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#24 2013-01-12 18:46:28

NaturesPace
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Re: EOs and mixes (lots of photos)

I would love to see more photos of elevator. Do you have his weight and age too? He sounds like a sweetheart.


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#25 2013-01-12 19:12:47

Micah and Kiah
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NaturesPace wrote:

I would love to see more photos of elevator. Do you have his weight and age too? He sounds like a sweetheart.

I am very, very biased as he stole my heart the moment he hatched and  looked up at us adoringly.  He was our first EO we ever hatched.  Besides the one feather that is 1/3 white, he has that one small side sprig and a little dark colour on his beak near his nostrils.  Most of his beak is yellow and his legs are yellow and toes are straight.  I believe he was born on April 26th but I can check my record books. I would guess he is about 7 pounds but I'm not a great guesser, I'll go ask my hubby.

Last edited by Micah and Kiah (2013-01-12 19:14:58)


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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