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#1 2012-09-02 01:44:05

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

I thought I would share a few pictures of my d'uccle pullets. They are so very cute. The little roosters are too but I haven't captured them on camera yet.

Here is Paula, the photo is actually a couple weeks old.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/50f42bb594c7bc2caa3a6c9509413320.jpg

And the rest are Ozzie's daughters. All of the blacks are split black so carry the allele for lavender.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/0020352f229999cc42850626198f57f7.jpg

Some individual shots of the better quality girls:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/f54b82519de3745d4a4adab5475cda05.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/4d877dbf93820680f65ded751965c1b6.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/15c8ceafe1a9cd6b65b4f3eb62f80e51.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/c6fa84e243381459e3ea11db34467883.jpg

No names for these girls yet, anyone have suggestions?


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

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#2 2012-09-02 02:01:26

NaturesPace
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

So cute! I love those little fluffy faces.  We are having a hard enough time naming ours. We have Splash, Blue and Black. Those are their proper names. I doubt they will ever change. Oh and our two EO boys are Yellow And Purple.

Don't steal those names! :funny:


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

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#3 2012-09-02 02:06:33

poplar girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

NP...I have an Orange and Yellow in the d'uccles and a Pink EO rooster so far (provided I don't eat Pink for poor temperament!).


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

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#4 2012-09-02 03:42:17

dahlisgrams
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

They're so beautiful.. I love that lavender color! :love:

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#5 2012-09-03 06:44:14

debbiej
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

They are adorable, I love the blacks,  my LPC roo's name is Davies after Davies St in Vancouver,one hen's name is Helen, she's blind in one eye, she had an eye infection, and CB her beak is so crossed we aren't sure how she thrives

My EO rooster's name is Or

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#6 2012-09-03 11:35:44

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

PG they look great :love:  Thanks for posting them, see my namesake got some nice cheek muffs :thumbsup:.  Wasn't sure as I have a cleaned faced hen but the roo was muffed.  I will have to post some pictures of the babies from this year as well.  The little rooster I kept has amazing feet feathers. =D

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#7 2012-09-03 13:31:08

poplar girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

DebbieJ I also have one with poor eye site. She never had an infection but was born that way, I can tell when I feed her treats she doesn't peck straight. I think I have a pet home arranged for her. And I had a few with crossed beaks and one with a parrot like beak with a huge arch in it. Also a few with splayed legs. Poor little gaffers, I wish these problems didn't crop up. But the ones I plan to use for breeding all seem very healthy and vigorous.

FRF, Paula is heterozygous for her beard. It is not as full as it should be but better than no beard!  She is a nice solid little girl (good type i think) and has pretty good foot feathering. If all goes well I will mate her with a nicely bearded rooster next spring and see what we get. Her personality is great and her different blood is very precious to me. She is like a little miracle making it across the country to hatch and thrive as she has.


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

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#8 2012-09-03 14:03:48

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Well if I can send you some eggs in the spring I will.  I have a different rooster this time, from performance (which I will post some pictures of)  I think he is quite a handsome fellow and good "type".  So could even help more with diversity in your birds :thumbsup:

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#9 2012-09-03 19:16:09

poplar girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Oooh! An egg swap? :excited:


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

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#10 2012-09-05 11:30:26

poplar girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

And a few of the young cockerels...
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/94ab35fbe1cd4336ab98f6b3115a1424.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/e749faaa24ab89808c44573fd13d1809.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/d1812132aa9c596a5e9740930802591f.jpg

Sorry about the lighting on this photo, I like this little guys for lots of reasons but I am not sure his feather quality is good enough to use him for breeding.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/7ea701643dfeefa52724748741860e1b.jpg

I have to say I have my fair share of issues with the big roosters but these little guys are generally just a pleasure to be around.


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

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#11 2012-09-08 19:07:21

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Not to hijack your post PG but thought I would add my TPC from this year as well :thumbsup:

First two are of the young cockerel that I kept from my five I had from Performance, he only 4 months old, his hackle feather have not come in but his feet feathers are huge!!

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0826640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0824640x480.jpg

Pullet from Performance:                                                                                              Pullet from my trio:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0828640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0831640x480.jpg

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#12 2012-09-09 02:03:05

poplar girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

They are very nice Paula! I can't believe how long the little cockerels foot feathers are!! You are going to have some sweet little chicks next spring :love:


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

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#13 2012-09-09 03:53:58

debbiej
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

The TPC sure make me smile. wow his feet feathers are huge, hope he grows into them :)   I do like the TBC they're adorable

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#14 2012-09-09 04:37:40

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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Just a comment  - "lavender" and "blue" may look the same, but are actually genetically distinct - lavender is homozygous "lav" at that locus , while blue is heterozygous at a completely differet locus. Lav will breed true, but blue will not. I think the birds in question here are blue?

Also, muffs are complicated genetically - it seems there are some (many?) modifyng loci, and it is really hard to predict what the outcome of a cross will be. I've certainly had some surprises.

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#15 2012-09-09 11:18:05

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Well PG I will happily share some eggs with you next spring as long as the girls cooperate :thumbsup:

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#16 2012-09-09 14:17:18

poplar girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

ipf wrote:

Just a comment  - "lavender" and "blue" may look the same, but are actually genetically distinct - lavender is homozygous "lav" at that locus , while blue is heterozygous at a completely differet locus. Lav will breed true, but blue will not. I think the birds in question here are blue?

Also, muffs are complicated genetically - it seems there are some (many?) modifyng loci, and it is really hard to predict what the outcome of a cross will be. I've certainly had some surprises.

Ipf...these are all self blue so breed true, also called lavender. The blacks i have are all split black so carry the recessive allele for self blue as well.

With the beard and muffs yes, I would agree there must be lots of modifying genes but the basics are that the allele for beard/muffs is supposed to be in incompletely dominant. My experience with these birds so far would agree with that, i can't always tell if a bird is heterozygous or just has some undesirable modifying genes but sometimes, as in Paula's case you can clearly see the bird is heterozygous and Flat Rock Farm confirmed by saying one of the parent has no beard. Getting a really full beard is definately not reliant on just having two alles for beard and muffs though so there are also some modifying genese in play.



Flat Rock Farm we will keep in touch about those eggs :love: Don't tell my EOs but I do have a very large soft spot for my TPC.


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

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#17 2012-09-09 14:52:07

Island Girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Hi pg I can't quite bend my brain around this but I posted on ACE about mating my Porcelain booted bantie roo to my TPC from Claire. Maybe you could help me out there?

XOX Monika

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#18 2012-09-09 14:57:58

poplar girl
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Monika...I will attempt an answer in your post...


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

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#19 2012-09-12 19:09:55

TicketyBoo
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

What gorgeous colours, blue or lavender, they are very attractive!

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#20 2012-09-12 19:42:31

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Hey Allie :hi:

Welcome to the EO forum, glad you crossed over :thumbsup:  You should introduce yourself in the "Introductions" section as am sure a few more will want to welcome you :jumping:

Paula

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#21 2012-09-12 22:04:08

Lindy Lou
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Re: This year's TPC and TBC pullets AND cockerels

Boo is that really you? Welcome to the club. You'll like it here, there are a lot of really nice people, no inflated egos or badmouthing, just good chicken talk and warm friendship.
I'm so glad to see you on here.
LL


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