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#1 2014-07-19 12:16:03

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Keeper?

What do you think of this young cockerel?
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/2def522e8d98d9de731a18f31e7de12f.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/5719c992841ed637c10ae9d614821a26.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/ed2be4226d044baaef454a90082100cc.jpg


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

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#2 2014-07-19 13:35:52

gubi
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Re: Keeper?

wait and see.  He looks like he's worth growing out.  He looks different then most of mine do.  In the picture he looks to have a horizontal back and a lower tail angle and isn't as upright as mine but then some of mine have too high of a tail angle.  I would like to see more intensity of his colors.  I would put him in with the keepers for now.


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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#3 2014-07-19 13:46:28

Maggiesdad
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Re: Keeper?

+1 gubi

He looks much better than any of my choices from this years batches.

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#4 2014-07-20 00:42:22

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Keeper?

What a handsome little fella.  I agree with gubi X2 :thumbs:

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#5 2014-07-20 01:36:09

poplar girl
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Re: Keeper?

My thoughts: His back is too short as the biggest flaw. A bit too much grey.

Interesting comments on his stance.

My reason for wanting to keep him, generally a decent little boy but specifically with nice yellow shanks, yellow beak (no black) and a nice comb. I have lots of issues with side sprigs this year. And black beaks and green shanks.

Definitely need to see how he grows up.


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

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#6 2014-09-01 14:17:10

poplar girl
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Re: Keeper?

Here are some new photos of the same cockerel. He isn't perfect but I do think he will be staying the winter as he balances the traits of some of my other marraduna.


http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/6ff5f8a8cddaf5e09e105ec0bfecda6e.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/bff4bd0919a0044b7e4392be45dde904.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/f9555ea50bdc71d593fad9bc77b53616.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/7f67ddf469214872cd463cc1313d75d9.jpg


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

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#7 2014-09-01 14:48:57

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Keeper?

Very nice :love:!!  Looks very similar to Michael when he was a youngster.

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#8 2014-09-01 15:08:40

poplar girl
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Re: Keeper?

He would be related to Michael but not too closely. He is a cross into my gorria so I expect he does not carry any tendency to side sprigs or greenish legs.

His daddy Red is the sweetest of rooster. Red is heterozygous barred and is 2.5 yrs now. He is spending the summer with the laying flock so he is a happy boy! The partially white feather in his tail is new this year, he was all black through the first molt.

See how flat Red stands, how wide he is and how his back is shorter? This little guy has those traits which I do not consider to be perfect EO type but I am going to try him anyway.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/2d58c90237e2e0cb902c863f7873b24c.jpg


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

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#9 2014-09-01 15:54:03

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Keeper?

Red is good looking rooster  :thumbsup:

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#10 2014-09-01 17:28:17

gubi
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Re: Keeper?

I think he is maturing very nicely


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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