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#1 2013-07-05 04:20:26

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
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A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

This pullet was hatched on March 9th.  She and her sibling were loving gift eggs from SarniaTricia.  Her dad is Paul, his dad was Paula's mean roo of last year (thankfully these chicks are all friendly)  I believe her mom was what we call "deer" coloured.

Now, what do I do with this young lady?  If there is no barring, would she help my Gorria project?  If I put her in with the Maradunas or Mille Fleur will she lighten their rich colours too much?


http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1120020_zpsc3c5bebc.jpg

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All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#2 2013-07-05 04:41:57

Lady leghorn
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

You could send her to me.  :oops:

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#3 2013-07-05 11:48:06

poplar girl
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

She is absolutely a marraduna. gubi mentioned it in another post, look at the white stripe through the black in her hackle feathers. And she's lovely!

I had one very similar Blondie. I did use her for breeding and she is the grandma to some very lovely gorria pullets as I mated her and her daughter with my gorria line.

Keep in mind you can cross marraduna and gorria. Pullets will always be one or the other of the two colors. Roosters you will get inbetweens (heterozygous barred).

The blonde is some sort of diluter allele. In my blondies case it hasn't caused her to produce the light colored roosters (the almost white and black boys) just more even slightly lighter colored chicks.


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

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#4 2013-07-05 16:25:56

Micah and Kiah
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

thank you, that is very helpful to know that she could be useful in both programs.  :excited:   It looks like I will have some stunning homogeneous barred boys from you! The chicks are doing very well now and I will post photos soon.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#5 2013-07-05 22:36:27

poplar girl
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

There shouldn't be any heterozygous barred from me M&K, both the rooster and hens were marraduna! Some may be quite dark compared to what you're used to, I find my SLF rooster are lighter than the BHR, but all should be marraduna. Because the BHR boys are darker they may be a good match for your Blondie...


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

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#6 2013-07-06 01:04:34

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

She is lovely :love:  I'm with Lady leghorn, you could send her to me ;) =D

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#7 2013-07-06 03:22:08

Micah and Kiah
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

But FRF, you are downsizing!   :whistle:   

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

She is lovely :love:  I'm with Lady leghorn, you could send her to me ;) =D


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#8 2013-07-06 03:49:51

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

Micah and Kiah wrote:

But FRF, you are downsizing!   :whistle:   

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

She is lovely :love:  I'm with Lady leghorn, you could send her to me ;) =D

I think she needs to come out west.... :wine:


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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#9 2013-07-06 11:38:43

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

Micah and Kiah wrote:

But FRF, you are downsizing!   :whistle:   

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

She is lovely :love:  I'm with Lady leghorn, you could send her to me ;) =D

I have downsized but I am looking for some decent pullets to put in next years breeding pen along with a cockerel I hatched from poplar girl.  If I can't find any I am just going to divide the girls that are in with Kazoo with this new fellow.

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#10 2013-07-06 23:54:55

Micah and Kiah
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

That is great!  Gubi has two very nice girls for sale and I would consider selling this girl knowing the awesome home she is going to... send me an email.

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Micah and Kiah wrote:

But FRF, you are downsizing!   :whistle:   

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

She is lovely :love:  I'm with Lady leghorn, you could send her to me ;) =D

I have downsized but I am looking for some decent pullets to put in next years breeding pen along with a cockerel I hatched from poplar girl.  If I can't find any I am just going to divide the girls that are in with Kazoo with this new fellow.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#11 2013-07-07 01:41:09

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

Email sent =D

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#12 2013-07-10 14:42:30

Amblecroft
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

I would have thought she was a perfect colour for Marraduna.  Maybe I'm confused?


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#13 2013-07-10 15:40:00

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

Amblecroft: In the US we don't have a lot of the darker hens. Blondies are the only girls i've seen here. I think MD is working on getting the correct coloring.


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

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#14 2013-07-11 19:26:25

Micah and Kiah
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Re: A Blondie, now what do I do with her!

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1110841_zps7f47001c.jpg

Here are a couple of our Maraduna hens.  We got them from Gubi.  They are from Lavender Skeffling's Curly.  This is the colour I am trying to keep for the Maraduna group. Micah and I are trying to remember the, "Build the barn before you paint it" though so we have a list of things we look for before colour.

Since I last posted my Blondie's comb has started getting redder and she has started going Mille on the tips of her feathers.  So that answers the question!  She is destined for the Mille group.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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