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#1 2014-05-01 17:52:44

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
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First 2014 Shipment

I shipped out a couple of dozen EO eggs this week.  The first of 2014 and it was some tense moments.  I ran out of bubble wrap and just tucked the last few in amongst the others.  My post office lady was almost as excited as myself at the prospect of them going across the country and she kept saying that she has to be kept updated as to their progress and how many hatch!  :-)  She was so funny.  Maybe she put extra "FRAGILE" stickers on the box for me. 

Well, they have arrived safe and sound.  All in tact and now we wait. 

A few of our EO chickies that are a couple of weeks old now will be leaving in a another 3 weeks and along with some of the Ameraucana hens to a lady in the Niagara Falls area. She'll be thrilled with these little ones.  We've had lots of fun with them.  They reside in the livingroom and entertain us constantly.


http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/2wks005.jpg


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

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#2 2014-05-01 18:54:18

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

congratulations, it will be as exciting for u as the receiver. I always feel as if I am Granny now to many little Eo's  across the country. Which province did they go to?  Isn't it exciting for us to be able to share our little Gems!

XOX Monika

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#3 2014-05-01 20:25:04

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

:thumbsup:

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#4 2014-05-01 21:40:19

karaandblue
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

woo hoo!!!! I too was on the recieving end of eggs from Ontario today!  18 eggs arrived here in Alberta in tip top shape!  Thanks to Micah & Kiah for my lovely speckled Basque eggs!  So in 3 weeks I should have a few happy little Basques running around here!!! I am so glad you all will share!!!! THANKS!!!

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#5 2014-05-01 23:19:56

la-chicken
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From: Caroline, AB
Registered: 2013-12-07
Posts: 75

Re: First 2014 Shipment

karaandblue wrote:

woo hoo!!!! I too was on the recieving end of eggs from Ontario today!  18 eggs arrived here in Alberta in tip top shape!  Thanks to Micah & Kiah for my lovely speckled Basque eggs!  So in 3 weeks I should have a few happy little Basques running around here!!! I am so glad you all will share!!!! THANKS!!!

Mine are scheduled to hatch in 5 days from Micah and9 days from Flat Rock as well as my own birds.  :chickout:


I am very new to this breed.  Bring on the learning!!!

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#6 2014-05-01 23:22:08

la-chicken
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From: Caroline, AB
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

Island Girl wrote:

congratulations, it will be as exciting for u as the receiver. I always feel as if I am Granny now to many little Eo's  across the country. Which province did they go to?  Isn't it exciting for us to be able to share our little Gems!

XOX Monika

And the newly hatches from my birds are from an 2013 hatch roo from Island girl.


I am very new to this breed.  Bring on the learning!!!

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#7 2014-05-02 01:35:45

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

And I am the excited recipient of those carefully collected, wrapped and mailed eggs from Amblecroft :excited: The eggs went into the incubator this morning so three weeks and counting! They arrived in amazing shape, even the box is in almost perfect condition...probably didn't hurt that it is plastered in FRAGILE stickers :whistle:

I was thinking...consistency of type at the Breed Qualifying Meet how every many years down the road will be so much easier if we trade eggs or birds here and there along the way. Where we can't compare in person accross North America all that easily we can compare the chicks from each other eggs...just saying.


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

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#8 2014-05-02 01:50:49

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

Lots of birds flying around even before they have wings!


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

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#9 2014-05-02 04:55:29

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: First 2014 Shipment

la-chicken wrote:

Island Girl wrote:

congratulations, it will be as exciting for u as the receiver. I always feel as if I am Granny now to many little Eo's  across the country. Which province did they go to?  Isn't it exciting for us to be able to share our little Gems!

XOX Monika

And the newly hatches from my birds are from an 2013 hatch roo from Island girl.

Now I have never been good at all this genetic stuff but I do believe that makes me a great grandma   :funny: This actually made me puff up my chest a little and say "Yes, this is what its all About"

XOX Monika

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#10 2014-05-02 12:04:17

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

:congrats: to everyone getting eggs or chicks, it's always exciting.  Nothing better than getting eggs in the mail, it's just like Christmas unwrapping them :excited:

Good luck to everyone who got eggs, love doing egg swaps and sharing the EO :love:

:EO:

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#11 2014-05-22 13:39:25

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

19 eggs made it to lockdown. The first baby is out and several more eggs are pipped. Cross your fingers and toes everyone that these little jet setters make it out of their eggs!


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

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#12 2014-05-22 14:24:59

karaandblue
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From: St Paul, AB
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

So exciting PG!!!  Mine from M&K went into lockdown this morning - 13/18 eggs - not too shabby considering how far they came! 
Hatch day Sunday!

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#13 2014-05-22 16:01:33

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

:excited: :hatch:

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#14 2014-05-23 01:43:25

aarzuaga
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2013-07-08
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

Zorionak :congrats: They look great!

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#15 2014-05-23 14:42:21

poplar girl
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

15 beautiful babies out and into the brooder :excited: The incubator is still running in case of a late arrival but for shipped eggs I am pleased with 15.

That's it folks...the last EO hatch of the season 108 chicks from my flock and 15 from Amblecroft. There are chickens everywhere :oops:


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

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#16 2014-05-23 22:20:40

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

:congrats: PG!!!

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#17 2014-05-24 12:05:30

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

:congrats:


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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#18 2014-05-24 17:37:29

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

Thats great pg, you have had a good spring with 108 chicks! I was hoping to be done by now but I think I will hatch out some more, I  have around 50ish but didn't end up with Gorria chicks. I will breed my roo with my three Gorria hens and collect only their eggs and see what happens.I should be able to get some from that, Right?  I have 6 Eos in the incubator that went into lockdown today  that I was doing a fertility/hatching test on before mailing out some eggs :-) I am looking forward to seeing everyone's chicks as they grow and we help choose good stock.

XOX Monika

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#19 2014-05-25 02:11:57

poplar girl
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

Monika your rooster needs to be gorria or heterozygous barred to give you gorria pullet chicks. You can get heterozygous cockerels by mating gorria hens to a marraduna rooster. The heterozygous barred roosters will be barred but a very dark gold or red colour.


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

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#20 2014-05-25 03:21:29

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Posts: 1403

Re: First 2014 Shipment

I really should pm you with these questions so I only look like a dumbdumb to you pg instead of the whole EO family, oh what the heck. ..So you should be able to tell a heterozygous roo by looking at him then?  This is Muffie my breeding roo. You can see where the cockerel I wanted opinions on got his comb from.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd420/801Islandgirl/Mobile%20Uploads/20140524_141116_zpsd754ce4d.jpg

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#21 2014-05-25 03:24:13

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

Sorry Amblecroft I have hijacked your thread and will start another  :chairhide:

XOX Monika

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#22 2014-05-25 12:52:33

poplar girl
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Re: First 2014 Shipment

Monika....your Roo is a marraduna so there's no way to get gorria pullets from him but you will get heterozygous cockerels if you mate him with your gorria hens...

Sorry Amblecroft!!


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

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