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#1 2012-12-03 00:55:26

poplar girl
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Mille EOs

These are my beautiful Mille EO girls.

Gem, 2011 hen.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/bb9896e43eb762a18e231197abe9d14a.jpg

Honey. 2011 hen. She did not show any Mille fleur until this year.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/402536f17296e35574dba834a1a750f4.jpg

Honey and Wellington's daughter hatched this spring.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/9e23a31add8a085288db396419b1bb2b.jpg

This pullet is from SLF. She is big but her personality is very different as is her coloring.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/447a5b05087e32b64ddc23dc52642ec1.jpg

Another SLF Mille but I really like this pullet.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/be5c146e674e6ba3d237d6203209a682.jpg

And another Mille pullet.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/876c57b8ea2522de676e9f36e148d009.jpg

I have no dedicated Mille type rooster for these girls but I may end up including some in the breeding pen just to see what I get.


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

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#2 2012-12-03 02:51:58

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Mille EOs

Gotta love the Millie pullets they are so pretty.  Funny that you say that with Honey your 2011 hen.  My 2011 hens after they went through their molt this year two of them have changed drastically in colour and are now all mottled :huh:

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#3 2012-12-03 13:21:00

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Re: Mille EOs

I wonder if the white speckles on her head is an indicator that they are millie?  She reminds me a lot of my oldest EO hen with the club foot.


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#4 2012-12-03 21:29:59

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Re: Mille EOs

Gorgeous! You should see them after their third moult. They just keep getting more mottled!
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad24/Susan7935/photo-22.jpg

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#5 2012-12-04 01:50:03

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Re: Mille EOs

Is that Sequin Susan?

Gubi, the white on the head definately seems to go hand in hand with the mottling. I need to either just enjoy them in all their diversity or do some research though as mottling and all it's modifying genes is pretty complicated and it's not a color patern I have any experience with.


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#6 2012-12-04 01:59:52

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Re: Mille EOs

Susan wrote:

Gorgeous! You should see them after their third moult. They just keep getting more mottled!
http://i918.photobucket.com/albums/ad24 … oto-22.jpg

Oooo pretty Susan :love:

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#7 2012-12-04 02:37:43

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Nope I think that's Victoria ( have to ask my daughter). Pretty darn sure Gem is Sequin's baby though.ooks so much like her

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#8 2012-12-04 02:42:08

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Re: Mille EOs

Yep, Gem is Sequin and Sparkles daughter and one of my favorites (don't tell the rest :oops:). I imagine Sequin is lighter than the above hen even after a few molts.


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

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#9 2012-12-04 02:47:11

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Re: Mille EOs

She is more red with white on her head like gem and lots of mottling. Will post a recent pic soon.

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#10 2012-12-04 02:56:18

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Re: Mille EOs

:goodthread: The black mottled EO!  Is that similar to the Zillria


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#11 2012-12-10 19:15:39

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Re: Mille EOs

So beautiful!

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#12 2012-12-11 14:17:31

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Re: Mille EOs

Beautiful.  :love:  Mine get more mottled every year now, except the blondies so far. The hens seem to add white to black the next molt after the one where the black shows up! I have a few now :chairhide:  A couple are getting black smudgy mottled bloomer tops too!

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#13 2012-12-11 19:16:09

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Re: Mille EOs

Those are some gorgeous birds. I gotta say, I think the milles are my favorite. I know they aren't "correct" for marraduna, but I just love 'em. :cheer:

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#14 2012-12-11 22:04:52

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Re: Mille EOs

Apollo's son is happy to help spread mille EO's everywhere :cheer:
He has a name now, Aristaeus.  I looked up the son's of Apollo and found out that one of his sons, Aristaeus, was the god of animal husbandry and bee-keeping.

So Aristaeus and his two ladies will begin their rendevous in January.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#15 2012-12-11 23:39:49

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Re: Mille EOs

dahlisgrams wrote:

Those are some gorgeous birds. I gotta say, I think the milles are my favorite. I know they aren't "correct" for marraduna, but I just love 'em. :cheer:

Me too :EO:

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#16 2012-12-11 23:41:10

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Re: Mille EOs

Micah and Kiah wrote:

Apollo's son is happy to help spread mille EO's everywhere :cheer:
He has a name now, Aristaeus.  I looked up the son's of Apollo and found out that one of his sons, Aristaeus, was the god of animal husbandry and bee-keeping.

So Aristaeus and his two ladies will begin their rendevous in January.

:)

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#17 2012-12-12 05:25:03

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Re: Mille EOs

My Millie that is deer colored, is the friendlist, so far. Very sweet girl.


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

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#18 2012-12-15 03:01:40

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Re: Mille EOs

This is my pet Millie hen as a pullet
http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/268237_10150223604451227_3984306_n.jpg
towards the end of her moult early December 2011
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/392680_10150400404791227_1359020828_n.jpg
after another moult today
http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/556888_10151135718031227_19283395_n.jpg


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#19 2012-12-15 04:30:15

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Re: Mille EOs

What a pretty hen.  :love:  She looks so good natured.  Mine usually have black too if they have that much white. I have a young one this year that have white barring or more distinct barring.  I am betting she will go white millie next fall after a molt.  Love the pics! :thumbs:

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#20 2012-12-15 13:10:59

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Re: Mille EOs

Very pretty hen gubi :thumbs:  I will have to post some pictures of my two that really transformed from last year.  I will take a picture of their sister who stayed the same colour as they were, all like a Wheaten Maran in colour.

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2012-12-16 15:00:09)

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#21 2012-12-15 13:48:50

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Re: Mille EOs

She's my original hen, the one that got me hooked onto EO's.  I take lots of pictures I just wish it was easier to post them onto here.  My computer is acting up too which doesn't speed up the process either.


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#22 2012-12-15 14:26:00

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Re: Mille EOs

She does look like she has a lovely personality gubi. The white feathers around the head seem to be in indicator of whether they will turn more Mille fleur after molting as you said earlier, I will have to take a closer look at my pullets before choosing pairs to mate.

Claire, from what you are saying lots of your girls turn mottled after molting. How about everyone else? I am just wondering how prevalent the mottling is, it sounds like it might take some time to select against it in the marraduna as its more common than I thought.


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

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#23 2012-12-15 14:39:00

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Re: Mille EOs

PG I had tons of millie coloured offspring hatched this year probably more then properly marked marraduna.  This old hen is a direct offspring from Speckled Jim and Blondie or #4 on Claire's family tree which all Claire's line is based on so I'm assuming unless bred out of them they have the millie gene in them because Speckled Jim the granddaddy of all Claire's EO's must carry it and at least one of the original 2 hens.


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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#24 2012-12-16 04:28:07

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Re: Mille EOs

poplar girl wrote:

She does look like she has a lovely personality gubi. The white feathers around the head seem to be in indicator of whether they will turn more Mille fleur after molting as you said earlier, I will have to take a closer look at my pullets before choosing pairs to mate.

PG, I think you have a great mind for genetics!  I agree, my mille pullets all have white feathers on their heads


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#25 2012-12-16 13:19:09

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Re: Mille EOs

Last year I kept the first 2 gold millie pullets-recognizable in their first year (and two non-millie looking), before that they never looked Millies in the first year. I had no idea til their first molt that they had it in them.  There has been the reddy Millies way back to 100% of the 2nd generation (+ breedings back to Blondie) so pretty well anything that did not come from Blondie had come from a dark red/black mottled Millie mom.  Blondie has still never shown Millie in a molt.  Her 3 pullets I kept look identical to her, and I am curious what they will look like after next years molt!

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