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#1 2011-07-16 01:28:22

poplar girl
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One month olds!

These babies are almost a month old now. I am having lots of fun watching them grow up. Black Horse Ranch marraduna EOs, a BHR oops (SLF I think it IS a wheaten pendesenca!) and there are a couple little dorkings (so tiny!). Some of these EOs are supper friendly including a couple of the girls.

Mr. Oops. Not sure if you can see all the sprigs on the back of his comb?
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/f79eb521.png

Pretty grey little EO.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/7312e42b.png

Little rooster. Less grey but still quite a bit.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/ba457d69.png

Pullet. Pink legs but some pretty coloring.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/0b7694ec.png

And Ms. super Friendly.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/cd0c5ecd.png

family just arrived...gotta go!


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

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#2 2011-07-16 01:43:15

gubi
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Re: One month olds!

Those cockerels sure look different the the cockerels I hatched from Claire.  I do like your pullet it will be interesting see how she turns out.


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 2011-07-16 02:28:28

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Re: One month olds!

I know we had a lot of variation in the beginning, and that little dude I would say is red, like our little gorria, but the mascara/eyeliner, blue legs and clavells scream Pendesenca, he seems very solidly coloured.

Here's a young partridge roo and pullet with the 2 pullets from 2009, sorry dontl have a pic of a wheaten roo, Paula Flat Rock Farm may??? she got the chicks in the 2nd pic last year
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/100_3992.jpg

And wheaten and partridge day olds.  Partridge look more like a dorking markigns, the wheaten is much lighter looking down with black blob on head
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/Valentineshatch3050.jpg

The first 2 EOs are much greyer, I love the third one for markings, but they all look sweet.  Funny how some are more friendly!  Your last is so totally looking at the camera, I love her!  I think it is so cool so many are so friendly.  Definitely has to be a breed trait. :cheer:

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#4 2011-07-16 05:31:59

poplar girl
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Re: One month olds!

The little surprise roo looked just like a dorking girl chick but with blue legs and bigger and with a red cast to it. I think it looked very much like the Partridge pendesenca in your picture Claire. Anybody need a partridge pendesenca rooster =D

I am pretty excited to see the EO chicks feather out. I think I will have to be careful not to just look at color but to also look for type which I find much harder to judge.

Wow you guys are going to be busy helping me pick who to keep!


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

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#5 2011-07-16 10:48:37

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Re: One month olds!

I am still getting my head around it too on the type.  We just have to keep looking at the Spanish pictures and getting "fluent" after seeing tons of birds.  There are definitely narrow ones and wide ones.  When I was at a poultry seminar, they said look for a wide head and back as a general sign of vigor and the widest hens have wider heads here anyway!  here's some general choosing a good bird info...will apply to Dorkings too!

http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopi … d=671#p671

I know I think of Speckled Jim as being big, short and wide, but then the pics I just took of him from the side he looks tall and fairly slender like the Spanish roos....That's one of the reasons I started the site was so we have used group intelligence to help with these decisions!  There will be some obvious ones to go and keep too, and IMO if the friendliest ones aren't too far off the mark (blue legs or clavells) they get to stay! =D

I think the young Penny roos look like little clowns with their pale faces, big big bubble gum combs and wattles and the eye makeup!  Very cute.  =D

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#6 2011-07-16 13:36:34

poplar girl
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Re: One month olds!

Super good articles Claire! I need to read them again when I have more time to absorb.

In the fall my camera is going to be smoking and everyone is going to be so sick of EO pictures it won't even be funny!


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

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#7 2011-07-16 15:33:12

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: One month olds!

poplar girl wrote:

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In the fall my camera is going to be smoking and everyone is going to be so sick of EO pictures it won't even be funny!

Can't wait!  bring them on..... :jumping:

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