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#1 2012-03-26 00:30:21

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Marraduna really heavy on pictures

OK instead of showing off my Marraduna looking hens I wanted to show how beautiful some of the not so Marraduna looking hens are if that makes any sense. Plus my one rooster that is looking like a keeper. They all came from a group of hens and one really nice rooster that look like Marradunas.

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#2 2012-03-26 00:43:44

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Chris you have some lovely birds! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures. I love your fancy watering system. Aren't the unusual colours nice? I see you have a deer pullet as well. You will have some great birds to choose from for breeding. And those white ones sure are white!

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#3 2012-03-26 00:47:19

poplar girl
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Wow Chrish you have almost every color of the chicken rainbow in those EOs. They are really quite beautiful.

The first pic of the little roolet I would agree with you in that he looks very close to the standard for marraduna, he is a pretty little boy!

On the pullets you have a bit of everything! Green legs, blue legs, mottling (mille fleur), red, grey, white...

I would be very tempted with all those colors to just pick the big, healthy, friendly and good egg laying ones and let the colors fall where they might!


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

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#4 2012-03-26 01:25:47

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Gorgeous birds and pics :pics:.  They look very happy too =D  I love all the colours too!  The Millies like ones are cute and it seems, though there one seems to be one female per bacth but the draker "deer" coloured ones are gorgeoius, some have more balck soem mroe grey but they are beautiful!

I love your rooster he has a little extra black, but not too much and lots of lovely brown stripes, lovely head and kind face! He may be more prone to frostbite if in an unheated coop like we have here as his comb points are narrow.  Handsome fella.  :love:

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#5 2012-03-26 01:32:19

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Thank you for the kind comments. I will get some pics of my roosters next time. I had 21 hens and 20 roosters but separated them last week after I got the new hen section cleaned out. I just have to one rooster with the hens because the rest picked on him or he was always challenging for a fighting and was my nicest one I think. I have about 6 hens that look like Marradunas but didn’t take pictures of them but the odd one did make it in a shot. I just wanted to show the unusual ones.


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#6 2012-03-26 01:34:05

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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Love the pictures, thanks so much for sharing them.  They sure look a lot like the 8 weeks olds I have here, I really love the multi-colours of the EO's, and my goodness you have a white one, amazing!!
Nice roo in your first picture, good feather color and nice yellow legs :thumbsup:

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#7 2012-03-26 01:37:28

Lindy Lou
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

I have a particular liking for the grey and Millie coloured ones. The white EO's just about took my breath away. Yours are the first I have ever seen and I would certainly keep them. Beautiful birds :congrats:


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#8 2012-03-26 01:38:57

gubi
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

You have a nice flock.  I especially like the pullet in pic 4 and 6!  The cockerel in pic 1 should make a nice marraduna breeding rooster!
It will be interesting what the rest of us are going to get this year with all the chicks we are planing on hatching across Canada.


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#9 2012-03-26 01:44:08

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Claire
These all came from your birds Peter said. I was down there last weekend and picked up 23 more. I was hoping to get more Marraduna looking hens but I do really like some of these dark brownish ones and the pictures don't really show them off. The coop is heated at the moment at around 70 plus they have 2 heat lams. There is also patio doors on the south side so they get lots of heat from the sun right now.


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#10 2012-03-26 01:57:45

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

gubi
The ones in 4 and 6 are very friendly I have 4 almost identical and almost my fave but the one and only one I got in pic 9 and on a few other pics is awesome the picture just is not showing her off the second to last almost maybe


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#11 2012-03-26 02:00:03

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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Oh no not another beautiful EO color. It is getting increasingly hard to 'choose' a color to concentrate on. Welcome Chris, beauties!!

XOX Monika

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#12 2012-03-26 02:00:03

appway
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Thank you for sharing I like the whites they could be interesting hopefully you work with them as well

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#13 2012-03-26 02:06:07

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Out of the 41 I got 5 are pure white 3 hens and 2 roosters and 2 roosters that are mostly white but with black and some light brown


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#14 2012-03-26 02:13:24

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

forgot to mention I got the waterer from the co-op it hangs from a garden hose and fills it self up by weight so far so good but not sure how long it will be before it starts leaking.


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#15 2012-03-26 02:22:13

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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

#4 - whenever I stand in my plate, I wind up with my foot in my mouth, too!!!  :applause:

Beautiful birds! :love:

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#16 2012-03-26 02:26:48

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

whenever I stand in my plate, I wind up with my foot in my mouth, too!!! 

LOL that' funny :funny:


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#17 2012-03-26 02:33:50

appway
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

its sounds like you could have a good start on the whites and I bet once you get them producing whites in all their hatches people in the states will want them as well as a few in Canada
again thank you for sharing the  pictures
as I am still and always will be learning

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#18 2012-03-26 02:44:56

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

The gray one in pic 8 is a funny looking chicken it as no tail and is my little girls best one. I was hoping it was an hen so we could keep it for eggs but it's starting to look like a rooster. my little one said I have to keep it or if it goes she goes with it. If any of you are working on a gray strain and need a 11 year old let me know.


OK just kidding


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#19 2012-03-26 02:56:49

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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Really pretty. How old are these?


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#20 2012-03-26 03:02:20

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

appway
we almost live next to each other as far as living in Canada goes. I'm not sure what to do with the white ones yet. I have my Chantecler chickens and Beltsville small white Turkeys coming June 1st. I would like to work on the Marraduna color but I would also like to spiral breed each with 5 groups. That makes keeping another 5 groups for the white. That would be 20 breeding groups and a lot of work. If its worth it I may just do it but I only have 3 white hens and 2 roosters so I would have to line breed for a year to see if I could make up 5 groups. That said I still don't know that much yet but trying to learn as I go.


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#21 2012-03-26 03:03:54

Chrish
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

They are 2 months old or hatched 20th January


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#22 2012-03-26 03:14:43

appway
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

Yes it would take a bit to get the groups together
but it might be worth it
on the roos that you have that have black on them is it black in the Hackles and black in the tail? or just random black on the body?
Oh and I checked on the map to see how far we are from each other and its about 7 hours so a bit of a ways but as Canada goes that is close

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#23 2012-03-26 03:30:42

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

appway

I'm not sure kinda random but more on he hackles and tale or from a distance look more black front and back with some black in the middle blend in more as you get close but will take a few pics and post them tomorrow. Brandon is about 4 hours so I thought you would be about 5. Little more than I was thinking but still not to far to meet up and get my white chickens if I dont have time for them

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#24 2012-03-26 04:04:30

appway
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Re: Marraduna really heavy on pictures

With the Marraduna and Possible Gorria's I am hoping on getting from Susan I am sure I am gonna have my plate full (grin)  and one day D'uccle
Dont know if I would have time to do whites I would have to really think on that one.
But I am sure with the great people that are on here one of us will do the whites
Thank you for thinking of me

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