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#1 2012-05-24 01:31:11

gubi
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My flock 2012

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/484154_10150805560986227_556756226_10067821_1144091560_n.jpg
The breeders.  Big boy with 2 blondies and 1 marraduna coloured hen.  Both him and her still have too much black in their chest.


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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#2 2012-05-24 01:33:38

gubi
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Re: My flock 2012

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/546473_10150805560876227_556756226_10067820_776614869_n.jpg
a prospect pullet
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542365_10150805561646227_556756226_10067825_1684168598_n.jpg
another prospect pullet


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 2012-05-24 01:35:12

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Re: My flock 2012

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/540217_10150805564481227_556756226_10067846_1021801581_n.jpg
The variety of pullets I'm getting


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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#4 2012-05-24 01:36:45

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Re: My flock 2012

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/579637_10150805564356227_556756226_10067845_1704786202_n.jpg
no comment needed!


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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#5 2012-05-24 01:41:27

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Re: My flock 2012

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/485821_10150805564056227_556756226_10067842_496648851_n.jpg
The coop
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/540013_10150805562796227_556756226_10067833_292218852_n.jpg
The south pen with the first two hatches and the EO cockerels from hatch #3.  I made a rolling door to save on space.  I plan on dividing this pen into 2 6 by 6 foot pens for breeding
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/149733_10150805561301227_556756226_10067823_2038767527_n.jpg
coop and pasture.


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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#6 2012-05-24 01:41:30

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Re: My flock 2012

Love it!!! Enter it in the contest, it's closing soon :) . Your roo in the first pic looks a lot liked Sparkle. I am still seeing lots of variation in my hens too, but think I have about 40 keepers this year, so I'm happy. :) :)

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#7 2012-05-24 01:44:18

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Re: My flock 2012

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/527756_10150805561821227_556756226_10067826_1894432112_n.jpg
black silkie with her brood of call ducklings.  They are for sale too. 
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525130_10150805563246227_556756226_10067838_1600681465_n.jpg
The real parents.


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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#8 2012-05-24 01:47:01

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Re: My flock 2012

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/318113_10150805563556227_556756226_10067840_227166803_n.jpg
Dorissa and Angel.  Dorissa is a daughter to Dora my Avatar on ACE and Angel is a grand daughter to Dora.  Dorissa has a son at Semex too.


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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#9 2012-05-24 01:48:21

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Re: My flock 2012

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/526161_10150805563001227_556756226_10067836_120054359_n.jpg
Some of my Spitz


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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#10 2012-05-24 01:49:55

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Re: My flock 2012

What a gorgeous set up, and bunch of animals!!

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#11 2012-05-24 02:24:04

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Re: My flock 2012

Love the pictures gubi, thank you so much for taking the time to share :)

Funny how to get a picture of an EO you almost have to have a human arm or leg in the picture!

If can see why you prefer to stay home, with all your beautiful, happy animals why leave?!? Well accept for trips to the feed store!


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

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#12 2012-05-24 04:25:54

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Re: My flock 2012

Oh Gubi, your photos are wonderful. I  L O V E  your brown Swiss. What are the laws about bring cows across the border??? ;)


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

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#13 2012-05-24 07:28:59

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Re: My flock 2012

:congrats:  What a beautiful place and lovely creatures!  Dennis and I would love to come and see that awesome coop sometime, we are just at the point of building summer tractors.  Do all Spitz have Dalmatian spots?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#14 2012-05-24 11:13:30

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Re: My flock 2012

gubi, :love:  the pictures.  The coop has changed from a couple weeks ago when I was up.  I see you have the one end closed in at the window and the outside access for them outside as well.  Looks GREAT :thumbs:
Ah yes I will keep my comments to myself with the rooster between your legs, but must say I had a good laugh when I saw it :funny:  I agree with Susan, enter it in the photo contest.

Thanks so much for posting the pictures, the birds are lovely.  :jumping:

Looks like two of the four spitz eggs I got from you at the F&F are good to go, two were clear.  Haven't gotten an update yet from Brigitte on the other ones yet but am keeping fingers crossed

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#15 2012-05-24 12:12:43

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Re: My flock 2012

Love the pictures!  The chicks look promising and what a great coop!  That is my next project so you've given me a great little idea to start with--thanks.  The cows look very content.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#16 2012-05-24 13:13:57

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Re: My flock 2012

Thanks guys.

Susan how many did you and pops hatch to get 40 keepers?  I have about 80 but most are too young to select yet.  I wont be keeping 40.  I will have to downsize a lot before winter to fit everyone into that coop or built another one. 
PG the feed store delivers but I usually go up for the chicken feed since it's only 2 blocks away. 
NaturesPace importing to the US from Canada is fairly easily.  They'll need some test and the proper forms filled out and a vet check at the border.  There are cattle going back and forth from the US and Canada all the time.  Maybe a little less since BSE hit but there is still some cattle movement.  There is some Gubelman Genetics south of the border already as well as some all the way down in Mexico too.  We just recently sent a bull to Kazakhstan. He was bought by an export company that will get him tested an quarantined before he gets sent there.  I'm sure Dorissa's son will have semen available in the US that's if he produces viable Semen.  He's almost 11 months old now.  His name is Gubelman Direct.  It used to be Gubelman Vigor Diogenes but I guess the AI company didn't like the name Diogenes.
Micah and Kiah I bought the coop at DJ's furniture in Wroxeter and only did the interior work myself.  All my Spitz have the Dalmatian Spots.  They are Silver Spangled.  Come on over sometimes I'm always around somewhere and you know what they say.  Time is not something you have it's something you make!
Paula I had to get it done, the chicks were waiting to occupy it!  That's interesting that only 2 of the Spitz are fertile.  I've had great fertility with them all year.  Let's hope the others are all fertile.  I set one more Spitz egg and 40 more EO eggs about a week ago.  The Spitz egg I collected the night you were here and I let the Spitz out with the rest that night.  They sure were happy to be back out on pasture.  My one egg is fertile and I had 7 clears and 5 quitters on my EO's so their fertility is getting better but i don't know why I had so many quitters.  I wonder if it is because of the auto turner?
Amblecroft I still have to finish it.  The middle part is going to be my main layer coop.  The south part where the chicks are outside will be two breeding pens and the north pen will be my rooster pen.  All still need roosts and I want to make a couple more sliding doors as I waste way too much room with a hinged door.  Either I'm using up my entire hallway or I use about a quarter of the pen to open it up plus if I have any kid of a pack in there I wont be able to open it up anymore.


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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#17 2012-05-24 14:31:57

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Re: My flock 2012

Gubi, I'd say we hatched about 400. I'm trying to stick with the top 10 percent "rule".

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#18 2012-05-24 17:27:51

Lisa
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Re: My flock 2012

Stefan,

Gorgeous pics! :thumbs:

Love the rooster pic - please do enter it in the contest!

Hey mods, can we collect the submitted contest pics and highlight them someplace easy for new visitors to find? Everyone new always wonders why we love our eo's...


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

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#19 2012-05-26 02:21:02

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Re: My flock 2012

Question. "blondie" type hens are not true to the Marraduna? Are they the lighter colored hens and the Marradunas are the darker orange? Deer color would be the duller muted red color with black?


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

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#20 2012-05-26 02:24:05

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Re: My flock 2012

Good idea Lisa. I will work on that at some point- but don't be afraid to remind me!!

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#21 2012-05-26 02:38:38

gubi
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Re: My flock 2012

The blondies are the two lighter coloured hens.  There used to be a 6th colour in the EO's that went extinct they were called Llodiana or blonde Alava.  Claire's 4 year old hen looks a lot like them and these two girls do too.  I'm almost certain they are daughters to Claire's Blondie.  I didn't hatch any deer coloured chicks so far but I got lots of millie fleure colour coming through.  I used to really like the marraduna hen but the older she gets the more black she gets in her chest.  I have a fourth hen that has really good marraduna colour but she's not fit to be shown on this site she's almost naked!


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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#22 2012-05-26 03:24:43

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Re: My flock 2012

What lovely birds and a nice set up Stefan.  :love:  I love the friendly pics.  :pics: 

Here's an older thread on the Llodiana  http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=68

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#23 2012-05-26 21:33:55

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Re: My flock 2012

I love your coop, Gubi!  Those are happy chickens!  Great ventilation and pasture.  :thumbsup:

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#24 2012-05-27 00:52:30

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Re: My flock 2012

Susan wrote:

Gubi, I'd say we hatched about 400. I'm trying to stick with the top 10 percent "rule".

Sorry girl I think it was closer to 600 that we hatched, so many roos


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#25 2012-05-27 17:22:20

gubi
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Re: My flock 2012

Pops you will be eating very well this summer and coming winter!

ChestnutRidge I'm actually a little worried about it getting too warm and stuffy in there after I have all my chickens in there for winter, time will tell.  The chickens are finally figuring out how to get in and out of the coop.  The EO's are so easy to catch and put in at night but the Spitz they are very flighty at this age and so hard to catch.  They don't calm down until they get closer to laying age. 

I wish we get some rain around here so our crops can grow.  We did 65 acres of first cut on Friday and only filled 30 feet in our 20 by 80 foot harvestore silo.  Usually we get 60 plus feet plus some dry hay! 

Claire no one else to blame but you for my EO addiction!  Thank you so much!!!  What a fantastic breed.


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