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#1 2012-04-04 00:25:39

Maggiesdad
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my little oddball

Anybody recognize this color scheme?


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-g51i4BOMbyA/T3uUQtEIjJI/AAAAAAAABhs/GKk-HxLLLuA/s640/DSC_1008%2520%25282%2529.JPG

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#2 2012-04-04 00:34:51

gubi
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Re: my little oddball

BLRW?


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 2012-04-04 01:27:37

Susan
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Re: my little oddball

Not if it's an Euskal Oiloa and we hatched out every colour I thought there could be lol! Totally cute though!

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#4 2012-04-04 01:30:54

Maggiesdad
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Re: my little oddball

It's not an EO, and gubi's onto something! ;)

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#5 2012-04-04 12:31:03

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

gubi wins the price it is a BLRW, wonder how that got in there :oops:  They are absolutley beautiful :love:

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#6 2012-04-04 12:46:52

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: my little oddball

Yes it's a nice dark one, looks like it'll be a true blue rather than splash or black. :love:

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#7 2012-04-04 13:49:06

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

Yep........:whistle:

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#8 2012-04-04 13:54:57

NaturesPace
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Re: my little oddball

I'm totally jealous! Hope it's a pullet.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#9 2012-04-04 13:59:14

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

I hope so too or you know what's going to happen to it.......:eat:  You can usually tell by the combs, wyandotte as chicks the roos are wider than the hens.  Glen if you can get a close up of it's comb we might be able to tell.

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#10 2012-04-10 20:44:51

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

Adult Blue Laced Red Wyandottes :whistle:
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0542640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0537640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0539640x480.jpg

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#11 2012-04-11 02:06:29

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Re: my little oddball

I love that nest box. 

Blue Laced Red is :love: :thumbs: .

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#12 2012-04-11 05:00:21

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: my little oddball

Oh those pictures make me miss my BLRWs. Briarwood here on the Island bought my whole breeding flock (13 hens). They were beauties that took me years to collect, but then I got onto the EOs .... At least I have the peace of mind knowing they went to an awesome home. I love your blue hen in the last picture with her head in the feeder.

XOX Monika

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#13 2012-04-11 11:13:39

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

Hey Monika, I am with you there.  I just sold my flock of BLRW to a friend as I was in the same boat, needed more room for EO's.  I was jut starting to get the nice dark ones as have been building them up for the past three years to get them :(  They are lovely birds and were a pleasure having them, never had any grief from any of the roosters.  Wish I could say that about the EO's :( My yellow legged roo is trying to have a go at me AGAIN, so am waiting to see what I hatch out for a replacement rooster.

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#14 2012-04-11 11:16:07

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

ChestnutRidge wrote:

I love that nest box. 

Blue Laced Red is :love: :thumbs: .

Most of my nest boxes are old pop cases, they are durable and usually two girls can fit in at the same time.  My father-in-law when he passed was a collector of many things, they were buried in the garage when we cleaned it out.

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#15 2012-04-11 11:51:33

Maggiesdad
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Re: my little oddball

I'll try to get a pic of oddball soon - I'm in the midst of building new accommodations and relocating everybody. I lost two more EO pullets last week. :banginghead: They got out while we we gone, and something got them... bloody feathers strewn across the front lawn for 80 yards.  I saw one of my round two girls clear a six foot vertical. she took off just like a helicopter...  :huh: new digs are getting lids on them.


I'm carrying around my three favorite roos everyday just to let them know I :love: them.  :lol: I guess is just as well Blue is gone, 'cause he was just plain mean.  Out of my group the yellow leg boys are definitely dominant over white, and among the white legged group, the boys with more red are dominant over the paler/whiter roos.

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#16 2012-04-11 11:58:14

Lindy Lou
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Re: my little oddball

I'm so sorry to hear about you losing more birds. Do you have any idea what is getting them? Land assault or airbourne?


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#17 2012-04-11 12:27:47

Maggiesdad
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Re: my little oddball

This was definitely land... Angus tracked it with his hackles up across our property and the neighbors before I called him off... the neighbor had seen a fox in her driveway that morning.

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#18 2012-04-11 12:42:34

Lindy Lou
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Re: my little oddball

I hate chicken killing foxes. We had one here two summers ago. It had no fear of people and would snatch a bird up even if it knew we were around. Only thing that kept it away was our Border Collie Belle, she very nearly had it twice. I was relieved when she didn't get it, I had visions of her being bitten and picking something up.
I imagine with all the forest area around you there must be predators of all kinds.


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#19 2012-04-11 13:57:12

Prairie Chick
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Re: my little oddball

Love the BLRW :love:

Island Girl wrote:

Oh those pictures make me miss my BLRWs. Briarwood here on the Island bought my whole breeding flock (13 hens). They were beauties that took me years to collect, but then I got onto the EOs .... At least I have the peace of mind knowing they went to an awesome home. I love your blue hen in the last picture with her head in the feeder.

XOX Monika

This is good to know as i just got a few dozen + from her so as i can have them as one of my focus breeds :cheer:


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#20 2012-04-11 15:57:40

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

I know I am kind of kicking myself for selling them.  It was an extremely hard decision to make, along with my standard SLW.  I called them my gentle giants :love:  On the plus side I know where to get some in the future.

Glen I am so sorry to hear you lost more birds :(

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#21 2012-04-12 12:49:10

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Re: my little oddball

I am sorry you lost more birds, and of course they were pullets, too!  I had some girls that flew out of 6 foot tall enclosures last year.  I put up a deer netting roof, which has worked, but they will occasionally slip out if there is any gap. 

I'm so glad I have a new brooder this year with a hardware cloth lid.  They are starting to climb and hop - they'll be little escape artists soon enough!

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#22 2012-04-12 13:11:16

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: my little oddball

Sorry to hear that Glen.  LL is right, all that cover is ideal for predators. We learn as we go and I know you will have a bigger area cleared by the end of the summer so thta will belp and the Fort Knox housing!

In the end I like the McMurrays BLRW more than the fancy dark show birds from BC and US.  Much nicer temperament.  I had planned to cross them and select the prettiest/friendliest, but won't be bothering now.

Hope you get a good replacement Paula.  I do have 2 spare roos, but they have more black on them than is ideal.  They were both knee-jumpers and cuddlers as chicks!

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#23 2012-04-13 01:13:32

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

Thanks for the offer Claire of one of your spare roos, I have some upcoming boys in the brooder I am watching.   I am thinking my rooster will have to go soon, he is even flinging himself at me as I walk by the pen, but hits the chicken wire.  Anybody want him :eat: ??????

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#24 2012-04-13 01:46:25

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: my little oddball

No problem, might be for the best now :banginghead:  The little roo will start around 16 weeks anyway with the girls so not long to wait.  Was your boy always evil?  :huh:

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#25 2012-04-13 02:02:38

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: my little oddball

No he wasn't always evil :sad: I would say he has gotten really bad over the past month.  Even when I was away Mark said he tried to have a go at him :huh:  It used to me be my white legged boy that was nasty but now he is fine.  I had to separate the two boys as the yellow legged roo was harassing the white legged boy so bad that he couldn't even eat.  So I have him with gubi's girls and he is fine.
I can't have nasty boys :sad:  the hens all run at me and I want to sit and enjoy them but I can't because of him :banginghead:

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