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#1 2014-09-01 14:29:17

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Marraduna from Amblecroft

Thought I would share photos of two cockerels I believe I will be keeping (final decision pending one more chicken evaluation day). They are from hatching eggs from Amblecroft from the offspring of her PQx EOs hatched last fall. I have 14 to choose from, 3 pullets and 11 cockerels.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/70d4b5bc2057f835e4376be64ebf7eb8.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/da5ddbac01f0171e802e240ca75582e0.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/82aa4000e66d3ad3183a216c6c06500b.jpg

These two boys have really beautiful color and are a nice size for their age. And I think they have nice EO type. One is a bit smaller and does not have nice bright yellow legs but I think I may still keep him. All have comb issues (side sprigs galor) but I am going to work with them anyway and hope some of the offspring have nicer combs.

Two of the three pullets are nice sized girls as well. One of the bigger girls has that perfect red-gold feather color that I would like to see in all my marraduna. The other larger pullet is speckled. The third is a smaller blond.

Of the other 9 other cockerels or the speckled or blond pullets if someone in Alberta is looking for some new blood and isn't opposed to working from birds with side sprigs let me know prior to September 19, I am happy to share.


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

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#2 2014-09-01 17:38:01

gubi
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Re: Marraduna from Amblecroft

They are very long!  Do they have as much width and depth as your other boy?  I like the first cockerel much better then the second one.  The second one looks almost unbalanced with his extreme length but he might match up well with a shorter, stockier hen to increase length of back.


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 2014-09-01 17:54:26

poplar girl
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Re: Marraduna from Amblecroft

I think the picture makes him look longer than he really is but he does have a longer body than my average EOs for sure. These guys are also fairly young, 14.5 weeks, so I will need to see how they fill out. And yes, I do plan to pair them with rounder EOs in hopes of getting some balanced offspring!

Here is a flock shot...I am trying to fatten them up in time for butcher in 2.5 weeks so breakfast is cracked wheat and goats milk.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/c9db7c44c2920827a8aab5224158fa0f.jpg

And here are the girls. My favourite by herself and the speckled and slightly smaller and blonder pullet.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/3645c8333d97a001684aae3256e92a4e.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/f87cd3de2b161f5469a7f1209403d542.jpg


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

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#4 2014-09-15 00:29:43

Amblecroft
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Re: Marraduna from Amblecroft

Nice to see your pics of the chicks now they are a little older.  Good luck with them and I hope you can rectify the sprigs.  My last hatch (same as yours) had 4 roos and 3 had the sprigs as well.  I've had 8 chickens killed by a fox this summer.  I've got seven 3 week old chicks to help replace some of my losses so I'll send in some pictures at the end of the year. 

I also found another person/lady in Quebec with some other EOs that don't seem to be from anybody I know of but she has nothing for sale right now.  I was trying to buy some eggs from her.  I'm going to a dog show in Quebec next weekend and I'll ask her again if I can get some eggs off of her.


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

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#5 2014-09-15 03:49:07

poplar girl
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Re: Marraduna from Amblecroft

Love your Quebec connections Amblecroft :thumbs: I hope you are successful getting some hatching eggs!


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

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#6 2014-09-15 20:55:09

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Marraduna from Amblecroft

What handsome fellows, nice feather colour,  too bad about the sprigs :sad:.  I never had them until this year, so I culled everything that had them, maybe a bit harsh but want to go forward not backwards with my EO's

Ambelcroft, so sorry to hear you are still having the problem with the darn fox :gunslinger:

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