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#26 2011-07-18 09:13:17

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Those 3 hens where the only females that I hatched in that batch of chicks. I did hatch 4 cockerels but the one that was closest to the standard had crooked toes.  I had one whose base color was white, one with white legs and one really interesting coloured one he was a steely gray with red lacing on his chest.  I do see a lot of side springs too.  I was planing on only breeding with the blondie but the middle pullet is growing on me too.  I hatched eggs 3 times from Claire this spring to get lots of chicks so i can be picky with what i keep for breeders.  All 3 of these will be staying no matter what.  Their eggs come at a perfect time for me.


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#27 2011-07-18 18:39:24

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

my oldest group at 2 months of age notice the honey coloured hen looked mostly red at that age
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269138_10150236249796227_556756226_7921144_4721497_n.jpg
The honey coloured hen at almost 3.5 months old
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284073_10150236246746227_556756226_7921116_4940382_n.jpg


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#28 2011-07-18 21:25:33

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

gubi, I love the variety of the colors and patterns.

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#29 2011-07-19 01:23:23

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

I had two pullet eggs today! both inside the tractor!  I think it's time to take the dividing fence down and let all the youngsters together, they are already anyways! 
Island Girl I do too that's why I like my EE's over the true ameraucans too.  I do really like the red barred on those hens, it's so unique and I love the bright yellow legs they are supposed to have.  I also like the colour the Blondie has, she is almost a buff columbian pattern with the addition of barring on the lower body.


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#30 2011-07-19 02:14:01

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Gubi hpthe honey pullet certainly was red when young. Guess I need to have some patients and see how the change as they grow up!

It really is neat that each one looks different, I agree! And their personalities vary so much as well.

:congrats: on the pullet eggs gubi!


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#31 2011-07-19 02:16:00

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

:congrats: On the eggs! They do start young don't they.  How may days would they be? 

The honey coloured girl is pretty, she does look red when younger.  Makes me think of the Gorria.  I guess if these types and colours were taken from a race, it would explain the variety we are seeing.  You have some gorgeous birds there! :thumbs:

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#32 2011-07-19 05:02:33

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Nice lookn birds! Hey everyone! Man I miss chattn with everybody. I havnt had much time. For anything lately. I sure do luv seeing people on here showing off their birds. Mine are growing like crazy since I've been letting them free roam the past couple months.

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#33 2011-07-19 13:09:11

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Thanks guys!  The first pullet started to lay at 19 weeks, they are were 20 weeks old when i got two eggs.  I have had one egg every day except the day after the first egg so far.  The Marraduna is supposed to look like a bleached out barred Gorria if I translated it correctly.


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#34 2011-07-20 03:49:13

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Hey Skyline good to see you.  I think this is such a busy time for everyone!  I have breeding tractored my EOs and hope to hatch some chicks, time will tell as things are crazy upside down with the farm sale! :huh:

As different as the colours look, they are very related, the Lepasoila is just one gene away from Gorria, the naked neck gene is the only difference.  The columbian seen in the Maradunna and Gorria is in the white Zilarra.  Birds like Susans Frosty and other very white one showing up could be bred to get those colours here IMO.  Same with the Gorria looking ones!

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#35 2011-07-20 18:06:25

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

got 3 eggs today,  didn't think my injured one would start laying already too, but unless my silkie (which I highly doubt) or my Ameraucana(EE) (which would be very disappointing) laid a brown egg I think all 3 of my EO's are laying!


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#36 2011-07-21 02:41:07

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

That's lots of eggs.  I have been saving mine, and getting 3 most days, Blondie isn't laying yet.  I should check for fertility, still have to get the bator, but things may be changing here, I hope I can still hatch some ;)

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#37 2011-09-24 02:31:46

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

I have been getting lots of brown eggs the last two weeks.  Today my suspicion was confirmed when i saw the younger Blondie laying an egg.  My second batch of EO pullets are laying! 
:thumbsup:


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#38 2011-09-25 01:32:28

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

:congrats: Awesome.  Lots of nice big pale brown eggs.  They won't miss too many days now! :applause:

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#39 2011-10-11 02:03:00

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Blondie at 7+month old
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/296052_10150314804321227_556756226_8554585_845461764_n.jpg

Blondie 2
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/310125_10150314804506227_556756226_8554588_1458816462_n.jpg

pullet from the second hatch
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312894_10150314803846227_556756226_8554576_1932462041_n.jpg

two of my youngest pullets, the one on the left had willow legs
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/319617_10150314804806227_556756226_8554592_1727129875_n.jpg

willow legged pullet possibly for sale.
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/309348_10150314803996227_556756226_8554579_1288169308_n.jpg

cockerel from the second hatch
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315547_10150314817091227_556756226_8554691_856886818_n.jpg

cockerel from the third hatch
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/320807_10150314816946227_556756226_8554689_467452223_n.jpg

my big rooster from last year again.
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/302600_10150314804166227_556756226_8554582_22456227_n.jpg


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#40 2011-10-11 02:56:32

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Love the pics Gubi!

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#41 2011-10-11 12:36:14

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Aren't they beautiful?  Great pics Stefan, beautiful birds too.  :love: I see you have some nice yellow legs there too.  The Blondie looks like she's a good size now, and your roo will be thickening up before you know it. :thumbs:

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#42 2011-10-11 12:52:38

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Stefan,

Those are some gorgeous cockerals your roo threw for you! Gives me more faith that I shouldn't give up on white-legged roosters if the rest looks good.... =D

Lisa


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

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#43 2011-10-11 13:08:38

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Thanks guys.
 
Claire my rooster is very wide, I was trying to take pictures of him to show it but he doesn't look as big in the pictures as he does in real life.

Lisa these guys all were hatched from eggs from Claire.  I have 2 hens from last year but one has blue legs and is a really light colour, the other has perfect color but a club foot and a clavel comb.  I will however use the big white legged roosters next year on my pullets from this year.  I'm keeping those two cockerels as backup unless they will turn out as nice as him by next spring.


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#44 2011-10-11 16:47:55

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Wow, nice birds gubi. I can't believe the size (width) of that roo and his legs ... like little tree stumps! Thanks for sharing them!

XOX Monika

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#45 2011-10-12 03:17:13

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

These boys just get wider and wider as they get older! They are so handsome :love:

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#46 2011-10-12 19:13:41

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Love the pictures gubi, you have some nice looking hens.  :love:

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#47 2011-10-31 01:49:58

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

This is the pullet I will be keeping from the June hatch. 
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/301047_10150337821321227_556756226_8686715_1684043139_n.jpg

unfortunately my favorite cockerel from the June hatch is not doing so well.  He's hunched up and has balancing issues.  I suspect Merrick's.  Lets hope I can hatch lots of nice cockerels and pullets from these pullets and the Big boy next spring

Last edited by gubi (2011-10-31 01:50:40)


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#48 2011-10-31 03:59:11

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

She has beautiful yellow legs Gubi. And such a sweet little face.

So sorry to hear your roo is off. I sure hope it isn't merricks! Maybe just an ear infection? I was reading about vaccinations for merricks today and wondering if I should be trying to vaccinate my chicks. It's a tough decision.


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#49 2012-02-06 01:03:12

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

I separated the EO's today.  I put the first three pullets from post #39, the pullet from post #47 and the Honey coloured pullet in with the big boy (avatar).  I'm hoping spring is here to stay!!!  1st hatch the weekend before Easter?


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#50 2012-02-06 01:17:21

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Re: My flock of Marraduna Euskal Oiloas

Yah, first hatch :jumping:  I will be starting the incubator Mar. 5, I am hoping spring is here too gubi.  I was out doing yard work today, the ground isn't even frozen, I was pulling weeds :P

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