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#1 2013-02-04 02:50:13

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-U_2GgewO2oo/UQ8gt7gCd7I/AAAAAAAACVs/IVlfTGTS5eE/s640/DSC_0018%2520%25282%2529.JPG

Light Blue Footed Booby...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mmGa0FktxmE/UQ8guMpUDII/AAAAAAAACVw/A0lRgoaLT3w/s640/DSC_0021%2520%25282%2529.JPG

Booby Chickens are also know as Bresse, and are reputed to have nice breasts. I'm not making this up. :chairhide:


What Superbowl? I'd rather hang out here... :thumbsup:

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#2 2013-02-04 03:16:17

mikencarol
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From: Oklahoma
Registered: 2012-08-21
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

...I like the dark blue leggs/feet.  The parents have kinda taken a little break...but I think they will fire up again soon...............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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#3 2013-02-04 03:23:31

Maggiesdad
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Maggie likes them... every time she spies something new, that's her new favorite thing - and she wants to know what the critter is destined for, to decide whether she can name it! I tell her if it doesn't lay eggs, it's going in the pot and if it doesn't lay eggs and doesn't go in the pot, than it will be too consarned mean for her to fool with. She say she thinks they are girls. ;)

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#4 2013-02-04 03:34:43

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Maggie sounds awesome.  If she names them gets to keep them, right?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#5 2013-02-04 03:35:46

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Guess the meat on them is supposed to be extremely good.  Do you just have the two MD?  Tell Maggie I think the one on the first picture is a boy :nervous:

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#6 2013-02-04 03:48:05

Maggiesdad
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Yep, just the two. Somebody pulled a schultzie and slipped them in there. ;) I think they're both boys.

@M&K She thinks so!

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#7 2013-02-04 04:28:28

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

I agree they look like two boys. Can't wait to hear how they taste.


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

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#8 2013-02-04 12:42:41

kenya
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From: Stratford, Ontario
Registered: 2012-04-21
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Oh I love the little blue legs and feet, is that a real breed or are you making that up?

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#9 2013-02-04 12:48:52

Maggiesdad
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

:lol: These are American White Bresse.

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#10 2013-02-04 16:47:07

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Me thinks we have one bird here and some photoshop talent, lol!! PS the lighter brown sleeve on the second picture gave you away :whistle:

XOX Monika

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#11 2013-02-04 16:56:01

dahlisgrams
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Posts: 267

Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

OMG Maggie is so cute. I'm hoping to hatch a few of these this year and am eager to taste them! :eat:  Let us know how it goes when the time comes, please.

I just love that emoticon. =D

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#12 2013-02-04 21:12:17

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

No MD is not fooling around they are a breed that have very blue legs, here is a wikipedia article:

Bresse (chicken)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the chicken. For other uses, see Bresse (disambiguation).


White Bresse


Bresse chicken labeled for sale
The Bresse (French: Poulet de Bresse ; French pronunciation: [pu.lɛ d(ə) bʁɛs]) is a breed of chicken originating from the Bresse area of the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
[edit]Overview

The birds are highly valued for their gamey depth of flavour, yet with fine, tender flesh and delicious, clean-flowing fat. Roughly 1.2 million are raised annually, but such is the demand inside France that few birds make it out of the country. As a premium product, they sell at a premium price: Poulet de Bresse command around 15 euro ($21) per kilo at fine food markets.
The most typical examples, known as Bény, have a distinctive red crown, white feathers and blue feet, making up the colours of the French flag or drapeau tricolore, making it an ideal national mascot. Black (Bourg) and grey (Louhans) feather varieties are also quite common. When butchered, the chickens have a clear reddish-pink tone to the flesh and pronounced yellowish fat. Bones are surprisingly light for sturdy, free-range birds.
Poulet de Bresse are reared to exacting standards by small farms in a small designated area around the city, protected under French and European law (Appellation d’origine contrôlée) since 1957 - the first livestock to be granted such protection. AOC status was granted based on the unique characteristics of flavour given by local soil and grain, as well as the dedication of the local farmer's association to protecting quality. For example, stocks are limited by the size of the farm - with a minimum allocation of ten square meters for each bird. Diet and slaughter times are also strictly controlled. Birds are required to spend their final days in an epinette, a building traditionally used for forced feeding with grain mash and milk.
Bresse is fiercely proud of its chickens and the emblematic bird adorns a vast range of local produce and merchandise. Famous non-French fans include molecular gastronomist Heston Blumenthal, who pronounced the Bresse chicken a clear winner in terms of taste and texture during controlled research for his BBC series In Search Of Perfection.
A Canadian variety, the Blue Foot, was developed from French stock in the 1980s and is raised along similar lines.Due to biosecurity concerns from Avian flu they were not allowed outside since 2006. It has become equally highly prized in the USA, commanding many times the price per kilo of an equivalent free range chicken from lesser stock. As of 2011 the Blue Foot is no longer being raised for the commercial market in the US. It is now available from breeders in California and Oregon. http://www.frasiercreekfarm.com/breeds/The-Blue-Foot http://www.heavensentranch.com/pouletbleu.htm

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#13 2013-02-05 15:02:45

dahlisgrams
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Wow, thanks! This is wonderful. I'm going to try to run some meat bird experiements this year and next including the Bresse, hopefully Sulmtaler as well as EO boys and SFH, plus a few others. I would like to see/taste the differences side by side and plan to keep good records for finishing techniques, weight, etc.

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#14 2013-02-05 17:12:51

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Well at least you have access to them in the US, I have found no one in Canada that has them.  They are quite expensive to purchase.

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#15 2013-02-05 17:36:25

mikencarol
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

...Ole MD got his as a Christmas present because he was a good boy....!! (boy that is that hard to believe!!!) Rumor  has it that he's gonna get some more cause Santa has Black, White and is working on Blue Bresse.........Santa really does know if you're good or bad!!!  :hohoho:


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 2013-02-05 17:36:45

Island Girl
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

:shock:

XOX Monika

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#17 2013-02-05 20:20:25

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

mikencarol wrote:

...Ole MD got his as a Christmas present because he was a good boy....!! (boy that is that hard to believe!!!) Rumor  has it that he's gonna get some more cause Santa has Black, White and is working on Blue Bresse.........Santa really does know if you're good or bad!!!  :hohoho:

:funny:  well there Santa I have been a good girl this year!!  :whistle:

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#18 2013-02-05 20:58:49

Lindy Lou
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Oh I wouldn't be so sure about that :whistle:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#19 2013-02-05 23:31:14

kenya
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From: Stratford, Ontario
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Wow at 50 dollars a chick and you are going to eat them!!!!:shock:

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#20 2013-02-06 00:57:12

Maggiesdad
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Lindy Lou wrote:

Oh I wouldn't be so sure about that :whistle:

She's baaaack! :funny:

:happycrowd" :thumbsup:

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#21 2013-02-06 01:33:30

kenya
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

I must say I like the name Blue Footed Booby, very catchy name, you could sell millions with that name! :love:
Send me some eggs!!! :whistle:

Last edited by kenya (2013-02-06 01:34:31)

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#22 2013-02-06 01:41:52

Maggiesdad
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

... I don't know - he looks like he might taste fishy...

http://img.earthshots.org/2008/600/074.jpg


photo by Richard Duerksen

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#23 2013-02-06 02:09:17

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

Lindy Lou wrote:

Oh I wouldn't be so sure about that :whistle:

Never you mind Lynn :P

Yes MD she is back from a week of fun in the sun =D

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#24 2013-02-06 02:15:31

Maggiesdad
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

She probably brought back some Cubalayas! :excited:

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#25 2013-02-06 03:28:05

Lindy Lou
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Re: Oklahoma Blue-Footed Booby

No I brought back a tan and I haven't been warm since I got home.


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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