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#1 2012-06-15 19:01:32

Terra-Blue
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From: Nashville, TN
Registered: 2012-04-27
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The Flock at (almost)10 weeks

CORRECTION - 7 weeks

Since the last post at 6 weeks, we actually ended up with only 6 pullets (not 7), 4 of which I kept.  The other two pullets and some roos went to AL, and the last 2 roos I have here are going to TX shortly to someone with a couple of pullets from Greenfire Farm. 

Other past posts:
4 1/2 weeks - http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=969
6 weeks - http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=1000

As always I love to hear opinions positive and negative.  This is all a learning process for me still. 

While understanding that the Mille Fleur are not the correct color, they certainly are beautiful.  More beautiful in fact in real life, than in photos I previously saw.  Is anyone doing any breeding with these?  I know there was some discussion about recreating the lost variety.  It seems so many people get these, and they truly are beautiful.  Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this too.

Joni

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Group (1:00 - Gracie, 3:00 - Thyme, 4:00 - Lily, 7:00 - Rosemary, and 9:00 - Pink Roo)
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/1groupIMG_4531edit.jpg

Two red pullets for color comparison
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/1lily_gracieIMG_4560edit.jpg

Gracie (Red) - this one doesn't seem as dark as some of the other deer/bambi color ones, but definitely has a dusky undertone.  Is she that color or the normal red?  The head is coming in a darker brighter red.  Yellow legs.
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/gracieIMG_4538edit.jpg
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/gracieIMG_4557edit.jpg

Lily (Black) - Mostly a caramel colored red, but with some black tips.  Not exactly the correct color but doesn't seem like a Mille Fleur either???  Opinions?
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/lilyIMG_4512edit.jpg
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/lilyIMG_4565edit.jpg

Thyme (Blue) - Darker Mille fleur.  Yellow legs.  Another really pretty Mille Fleur.  There is something very visually appealing about the shape of this pullet.
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/thymeIMG_4510edit.jpg
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/thymeIMG_4574edit.jpg

Rosemary (Green) - Lighter mille fleur.  Willow legs.
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/rosemaryIMG_4567edit.jpg
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/rosemaryIMG_4551edit.jpg

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The last two roos leaving soon...
Pink This one seems to be the classic color.  Willow legs.
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/2roonIMG_4564edit.jpg

Yellow 1 This mille fleur seems to me to have the body shape of a pullet.  Behavior, comb and wattles say its a boy! Willow legs.  Really pretty color.
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/2roomfIMG_4569edit.jpg

Last edited by Terra-Blue (2012-06-23 14:54:54)


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Terra-Blue Pyrenean Shepherds
www.terra-blue.net

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#2 2012-06-15 19:13:59

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: The Flock at (almost)10 weeks

They are beautiful, I agree.  They still look like babies.  Mine have grown up so much in comparison.  I like the mille fleur colour too and it is surprising how a photo just doesn't do them justice at all.  Great that you wre able to find homes for the boys.


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

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#3 2012-06-16 02:17:08

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
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Re: The Flock at (almost)10 weeks

Lovely.  I'd say Lily is closest to the honey colour, but they all still can change quite a bit.  The white on the millies will almost disappear yet, they may be left with a touch of black or it may show up again after their first molt.  Even the really red/black pullets can throw the honey gold offspring.

I have my first roo the colour of your last!  I thought he must be a pullet being that colour, but the headgear is wrong

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#4 2012-06-18 13:35:11

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: The Flock at (almost)10 weeks

I love their names :-)  I only have a few named.  One of them is a hen that always follows me out when grazing the sheep and her name is Miss Bobblehead as she was the chick that has some neurological disorder.  One can hardly notice it now unless I point it out.  She's very personable.


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

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#5 2012-06-23 00:13:12

Terra-Blue
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From: Nashville, TN
Registered: 2012-04-27
Posts: 66
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Re: The Flock at (almost)10 weeks

The Nashville grandkids got to name one each... hence the names.  It was a risky thing to do, but didn't turn out too bad.


Joni Johnson
Terra-Blue Pyrenean Shepherds
www.terra-blue.net

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#6 2012-11-08 19:00:47

Little Boy Blue
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From: Marble Falls, Texas
Registered: 2012-07-11
Posts: 83
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Re: The Flock at (almost)10 weeks

Terra-Blue wrote:

CORRECTION - 7 weeks

Since the last post at 6 weeks, we actually ended up with only 6 pullets (not 7), 4 of which I kept.  The other two pullets and some roos went to AL, and the last 2 roos I have here are going to TX shortly to someone with a couple of pullets from Greenfire Farm. 

Other past posts:
4 1/2 weeks - http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=969
6 weeks - http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=1000

As always I love to hear opinions positive and negative.  This is all a learning process for me still. 

While understanding that the Mille Fleur are not the correct color, they certainly are beautiful.  More beautiful in fact in real life, than in photos I previously saw.  Is anyone doing any breeding with these?  I know there was some discussion about recreating the lost variety.  It seems so many people get these, and they truly are beautiful.  Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this too.

Joni________________________________________________________________________________

The last two roos leaving soon...
Pink This one seems to be the classic color.  Willow legs.
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/2roonIMG_4564edit.jpg

Yellow 1 This mille fleur seems to me to have the body shape of a pullet.  Behavior, comb and wattles say its a boy! Willow legs.  Really pretty color.
http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o551/joniajohnson/2roomfIMG_4569edit.jpg

I thought I would go ahead and post a 28 week update of Pink and Yellow 1.  I wish I had better photos.  These guys wouldn't pose for me the way I wanted them to.

Here they are together
http://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/8697806/width/900/height/900/flags/LL

Here is Pink
http://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/8697802/width/900/height/900/flags/LL

Here is Yellow 1
http://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/8697801/width/900/height/900/flags/LL

Last edited by Little Boy Blue (2012-11-08 19:15:22)


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#7 2012-11-08 20:03:40

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: The Flock at (almost)10 weeks

Wow they are both beautiful boys :love:  My preference is Pink, Yellow has a bit too much grey.

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