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#1 2011-07-01 20:22:06

poplar girl
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In the beginning...Maraduna Euskal Oiloa

This is year one of my maraduna euskal oiloa adventure. Here are some pictures of the birds that I will be choosing from to create the foundation of my flock!

Skeffling lavender farm April 2011 hatch so these guys and gals are 3 months old now.
I think I have 11 young roosters but only 3 have yellow legs. Of the three at least one, maybe two, have side sprigs. Here is one of the fellows I may end up keeping if he does not end up with side sprigs. I think that will be the one trait I will try not to keep birds with this year.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/6315fff8.png

These are the 5 pullets from the same hatch. Lots of diversity. The blond gal has slate legs and a side sprig so will not be staying. I think her color may be closest to correct though? The little gal with a dark red body has yellow legs (the only one). The other three with varying speckles have white legs and at least one has side sprigs.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/d5f60520.png

Susan's Sparkle and Sequin are the parents of my May hatch. These also originated from SLF. No side sprigs and all yellow legs so Susan's pair has some nice traits to pass along. I just combined these little two month olds with the older pullets so they were a bit upset today.
First a little rooster. There are three that look almost identical.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/30f1f0a4.png

Next two picture that show all 5 pullets. Note how much grey there is on some of these girls! All are quite speckled. A young rooster on the left with 2 pullets.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/4ab13ae5.png

And the other 3 girls (ignore the silver grey dorkings mixed in!)
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/b52952b9.png

The pullet with the least grey is a huge friendly girl.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/5787348e.png

Last edited by poplar girl (2011-07-01 21:20:28)


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

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#2 2011-07-01 21:16:57

poplar girl
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Re: In the beginning...Maraduna Euskal Oiloa

To view part 2: http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopi … d=146#p146

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#3 2011-07-01 22:33:25

Susan
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Re: In the beginning...Maraduna Euskal Oiloa

Awesome PG! Its funny, I can totally see the difference in Claire's and my pullets every time (even though they all actually came from her!). But its true, all of Sparkle and Sequins's girls have a lot of mottling with yellow legs and single combs. The roos are as distinct from the pics I have seen. I don't have any roos from her eggs- only hatched pullets. You had said there was one from me me feathers between the toes though right? I still wonder where on earth that could have come from! Could you get a pic of those toes for me?

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#4 2011-07-02 00:22:09

poplar girl
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Re: In the beginning...Maraduna Euskal Oiloa

I have been inspecting shanks for feathering Susan and although I know a couple of chicks had baby fuzz feathers on their legs (but not on their toes or between them) I have yet to find any feathers on them now. I don't think they ever developed into real feathers.
Here is a picture of a Sparkle/sequin chick with feathers on it's leg:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/022-1.jpg

I am interested to know what color the hens are supposed to be. In the pictures of the Spanish EOs they appear to be a blonde color with lighter barring. I really like the black and white mottling so I hope it is acceptable too!


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#5 2011-07-02 02:33:23

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: In the beginning...Maraduna Euskal Oiloa

Maybe we can do a spangled/speckled Euskal too! Gotta run wtll take a really good look at your pics tommorow and see, but I think you may be right on that middle blond one being closest.  I'll link to those other pictures in the links section tommorrow.  Good night!

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#6 2011-07-03 02:05:09

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Re: In the beginning...Maraduna Euskal Oiloa

Lovely pics.  I love the one of the roo on your foot.  he looks a lot like his Grandaddy.  Speckled Jim was very white like that.  Your dorkings look nice too, really long.  Those two pullets are so dark. we've never had any close to that dark, are they from us or Susan this year?  Very pretty but not sure if they are that close for breeding.  Wouldn't it be nice to know what they will throw?  And how these genes work for that matter :huh:  Gorgeous birds they look so healthy.  I am finding they males and females are either wide or narrow, not too many in between.

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