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#1 2013-02-06 01:02:15

choctawgal
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From: Washington, USA
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Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Here is some chicken math for your entertainment:

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii639/choctawgal/boomchickaboomboom_zpsb5ba1103.jpg


PLUS


http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii639/choctawgal/Greggrownup_zps352f100d.jpg


Equals One Crele colored "Brillo Pad!"   I think Mr Gregory Peck had a little Sizzle on the side.... :funny::funny:

Brillo's front view:

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii639/choctawgal/Brillo_zps82dcc417.jpg


Brillo from the top:

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii639/choctawgal/brillotop_zps0aacd20b.jpg

He was hatched the day after Christmas.... and, BOY, what an attitude this little guy has!

Jenn


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
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#2 2013-02-06 01:10:59

kenya
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Very cute!

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#3 2013-02-06 01:31:13

Maggiesdad
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Ya can't stop love! :funny:

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#4 2013-02-06 02:13:59

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Well Mr. Gregory Peck liked the funky girl :whistle:

What a cute baby though :love:

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#5 2013-02-06 02:18:19

Maggiesdad
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

I don't care what you say, that girl is a flapper! :applause:

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#6 2013-02-06 03:33:33

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

You have such lovely chickens!  The other chicks don't look like they quite know what to do with Brillo!!! I've been thinking of you, are the chickens all healthy now?

Last edited by Micah and Kiah (2013-02-06 03:34:49)


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#7 2013-02-06 04:20:15

choctawgal
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Maggiesdad wrote:

I don't care what you say, that girl is a flapper! :applause:

Well.... Pupp *did* name her "BoomChickaBoomBoom!"  :P  :funny:  Brazen little hussy!  :applause::whistle:

There is another frizzled Sizzle baby who is coloring out as almost a salmon color--similar to the Marraduna girls others have.  (My Marraduna gal is a blondie.)   If it does turn out to be a girl, it will be a hoot!  ;)  I'll try to get her pic soon.

Both frizzled chicks have green legs and the female(?) has a greenish beak.  Did I read somewhere about someone's Euskalk were suspected to carry genes for willow legs?  Both these chicks have them.  Their maternal line is; Black Silkie dam and red laced black Frizzle Cochin.

J


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
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#8 2013-02-06 04:40:22

choctawgal
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Micah and Kiah wrote:

You have such lovely chickens!  The other chicks don't look like they quite know what to do with Brillo!!! I've been thinking of you, are the chickens all healthy now?

Honestly, they don't!  LOL  He is the largest of the group and always racing around the brooder.  In his front view, in the back--off to the right--is my sweet little cross-beak, "Applesauce" (as in "criss-cross-applesauce").  Her expression always looks like she's passing judgement.

Thank you for asking about the health... it has been a long, hard, and sad journey.  Fortunately, the Basques were in a completely separate yard, and are so far unaffected.  *PHEW*  I intend to keep it that way, with separate coop and run going up shortly.  They are living in our fenced back yard, currently.  (Dubbed "Chicken Disneyland" for all the grasses, weeds, and yummy seeds growing there!)

The histology came back on the little Cuckoo Araucana boy and girl that I took up for exam and necropsy.  It was positive for Merek's Disease.  :shock::stomp::stomp:  So far I've only seen the neurological/paralytic form in the adolescent Araucanas.  So far, I'm up to nine...one found dead, two euthanized and necropsied by the state vet, and seven I had to euthanize... found in various stages of paralysis.  Right now I have five in isolation, including my only two double tufted cuckoos left, waiting to see if any of them develop symptoms in the next month.  I just want a week to go by where I don't have to put someone down.  Lesson learned: No more auction poultry, even with isolation!

Wish I had better news on that front... I keep telling myself that soon it will pass.

Jenn


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
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#9 2013-02-06 04:47:21

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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

:hug: Hang in there.

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#10 2013-02-06 05:22:31

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

So sorry Jen.  That must be awful.  Sending thoughts and prayers your way that every on the property is now fine.  Is your sweet d'uccle boy who acts like a broody safe?  I love him.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#11 2013-02-06 11:43:27

choctawgal
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Maggiesdad wrote:

:hug: Hang in there.

Thanks,  Glen... I shall.  Ultimately, I'm working hard to minimize the chances of it happening again.  :gunslinger:

Fortunately, there were so many birds untouched by it, fortunately!   I didn't lose any of the layers, nor the Euskalk--HOORAY!!!  In the front yard I also have a small pen of mature Araucanas (4 hens with a "new blood" double tufted roo) that has been untouched.  We are fortunate to have a vet who not only exclusively does house calls (keeps his overhead down!), he also is a BIG backyard and small operation chicken lover.  :thumbs:  He worked a couple hours with me on our new biosecurity plan, consulted on the phone with WA state avian health, and drew blood samples for me to take to the lab with the sick juvies.




Micah and Kiah wrote:

So sorry Jen.  That must be awful.  Sending thoughts and prayers your way that every on the property is now fine.  Is your sweet d'uccle boy who acts like a broody safe?  I love him.

I am happy to say that "Papa Peetie" is doing very well, getting more of his Mille Fleur spots all over, and developing a very distinguished beard.  He has been in with the Basque kids, HOORAY!  I have a feeling that he is going to be adopting another clutch of babies very soon!  Africa... the little Easter Egger who looks a lot like an African Grey... she is also doing very well!


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
Please "like" me at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mother-C … ef=tn_tnmn
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#12 2013-02-06 18:09:08

Island Girl
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Now those are adorable birds, I love the third picture it looks like the other chicks are looking at Brillo as in 'one of these things doesn't belong here' ,lol! I too have been thinking and wondering how things are going for you. Thanks for the update, and yah hang in there :hug: You are very fortunate to have such an accommodating vet what a great thing that he helped you with a bio-security plan.


XOX Monika

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#13 2013-02-06 23:29:12

dahlisgrams
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Beautiful birds. Brillo is so cute!

Hang in there. I'm so very sorry you're going through this........ :hug:

Keep us updated please..

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#14 2013-02-06 23:56:30

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Cool chookies. :thumbs:  Frizzles are awesome!

I am glad you have some answers now, the uncertainly is the worst.  Sorry for the losses and worry you have had.  I hope the rest of your flock prove to be resistant and will be stronger for it. :thumbs:

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#15 2013-02-07 02:13:50

choctawgal
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Thanks so much for the well wishes, thoughts, and prayers.

:happycrowd"

So far, so good... :nervous:

Monica, hows your new place?  Last I knew you were looking.  Hope you found and closed on something you love!  I keep saying to myself that I'm overdue to take a trip up to BC and Vancouver Island.  Its so beautiful up there!  We Yanks just can't put on a decent tea like you folks north of us can!  :thumbsup:

SLF, thats what I'm hoping comes out of all this... resiliency and resistance.  I've been doing the internal debate of "Vaccinate vs. breed for resistance"  :do?: quite a bit, as well as take in others' thoughts and doing a LOT of research.  I'm still not decided.   

I love frizzles too!  Unfortunately, that also served to start all this, I believe.  I don't usually go to the poultry auction, let alone buy there.  Personally, I feel its a biosecurity nightmare!  However, it was a great way to move a lot of unwanted roos at a time I was under doctor's orders to restrict my activity.  (In December I had a hernia repair, so no lifting.. and I'm sure he also meant for me not to chase, catch, and process about 10 roos!  :net: LOL)  I saw a full sized frizzled pullet at auction and HAD to have her... she fell ill and died just 2 weeks later.  That's when all this began.  I'm very lucky it was all contained to one small area.

Anyway, to get back on topic... LOL  I have a better photo of my little Brillo, now 6 weeks old.

http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii639/choctawgal/brillo6wks_zps989558cf.jpg


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
Please "like" me at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mother-C … ef=tn_tnmn
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#16 2013-02-07 04:36:26

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

:thumbs::love:  I think he is adorable.  Will any of the other kids play with him or are they still startled by him?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#17 2013-02-08 01:23:33

choctawgal
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Micah and Kiah wrote:

:thumbs::love:  I think he is adorable.  Will any of the other kids play with him or are they still startled by him?

Brillo is definitely the dominant chick... he and an Araucana/Sizzle oops (All black, rumpless, developing a "Bluejay" crest, and booted!) really rule the roost.  The little cross-bill is now showing wry neck symptoms... curling her neck tightly under herself when the least stressed...   :sad:  so I'm giving Vitamin E in the water to all of them.  I hope she grows out of it soon!

This weekend they move out of the brooder, into their own chicken tractor.  That's when Papa-Peetie  will either adopt them, or not. :whistle::please:

I'll be watching for play once they make the move! :pics:

Jenn


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
Please "like" me at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mother-C … ef=tn_tnmn
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#18 2013-02-08 05:45:30

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Marraduna/Sizzle OOPS!!! LOL

Looking forward to your photos!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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