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#1 2012-10-08 21:55:59

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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is this dark for an EO

Is this normal

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#2 2012-10-08 22:21:39

NaturesPace
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Re: is this dark for an EO

WOW! another new color for us. I never saw one that dark. Very handsome. I'm glad I don't have him, because I would want to keep him and breed a new EO. I'm quite taken with him. Is he nice? Is he big type-wise? Side springs?

The other one, in the second photo, looks dark too. Those burgundy colors are not Marraduna.

:love:


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#3 2012-10-08 22:23:06

Susan
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Re: is this dark for an EO

:shock:  I've never seen one so dark! Any chance of another breed in there?

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#4 2012-10-08 23:03:29

poplar girl
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Re: is this dark for an EO

He is the darkest I have seen as well but look how nice and yellow his beak and shanks are! I had one this spring that looked like a barred rock on his hackles and body accept his wings were more a dark red gold. Your fellow doesn't even have lighter wings.

Very interesting, on the way to being a a beltza (black) EO without the barring perhaps if you were to start selecting for that.


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#5 2012-10-08 23:26:00

Chrish
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Re: is this dark for an EO

I unfortunately put 4 roosters in with all my hens (27) then after I butchered the roosters so there's not much chance off repeating :duh:. The one rooster I used were quite dark but in a very red way. I only really noticed today how dark he was getting. I have one more but just dark gray I have had a few of them before. This one is dark in a black way.


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#6 2012-10-08 23:29:31

Chrish
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Re: is this dark for an EO

I forgot to mention he was born Aug 5th


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#7 2012-10-08 23:40:16

Chrish
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Re: is this dark for an EO

Susan
There is no chance of any cross breading. I only had EO's at the time. I have now got 20 Laying hens in the past month and 25 Barred Plymouth rock chick's that are a week and a few days old. If I was going to cross bread it would be for Columbian color I love the white. Even Peter that I got the originals from would not have crossed them.


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#8 2012-10-08 23:50:44

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Re: is this dark for an EO

Wow he is dark, even darker than the usual grey's are.  I agree he is very handsome and almost "blue", very interesting colour.

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#9 2012-10-09 00:47:11

Susan
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Re: is this dark for an EO

Chrish wrote:

Susan
There is no chance of any cross breading. I only had EO's at the time. I have now got 20 Laying hens in the past month and 25 Barred Plymouth rock chick's that are a week and a few days old. If I was going to cross bread it would be for Columbian color I love the white. Even Peter that I got the originals from would not have crossed them.

Well how cool is that? :love:

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#10 2012-10-09 01:28:28

Micah and Kiah
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Re: is this dark for an EO

Handsome and unique.  I love him and hope he sires what he is...


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#11 2012-10-10 02:23:44

Chrish
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Re: is this dark for an EO

Susan is it worth breading him ??? I'm not interested in the color but


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#12 2012-10-10 02:33:29

Susan
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Re: is this dark for an EO

I would say so! You may be on to Beltza eventually. Regardless, he is stunning :) Give him a girl with a really good comb (5-7 points, no side sprigs) and maybe the least barring. See what you get!

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#13 2012-10-10 04:45:44

WorthItFarms
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Re: is this dark for an EO

Ya know, if you aren't interested in this project :whistle: ... PM me  =D


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#14 2012-10-10 12:38:53

Susan
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Re: is this dark for an EO

Sorry, off topic here for a second, but WorthaitFarms, would you please put your location in your profile? It helps everyone know where you are from. Thx! :)

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#15 2012-12-15 14:31:48

Chrish
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Re: is this dark for an EO

My little black one is getting much bigger and also another rooster one of his brothers is almost has dark but not has much black. I'm wondering do I do anything with them ? if so what color hen would i put them with. I have quite a few deer color EO's. Not sure what to do if anything. Please help


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#16 2012-12-15 14:45:24

poplar girl
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Re: is this dark for an EO

The beltza variety of EO is unbarred black. I honestly know very little about the genetics behind that color so can't be much help in saying whether your dark little roo is on his way towards that.

There are some gorria (unbarred red) EOs that I would personally consider putting him with. Do you have any in Manitoba Chris? If this is the right direction to get beltza a cross with a gorria would get rid of the barring and then you would need to keep selecting for darker and darker....

Not sure if I am on the right track with that :huh: Little Boy Blue on here seems very knowledgable in that regard so may be able to provide some insight if you asked him?


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#17 2012-12-15 14:58:07

poplar girl
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Re: is this dark for an EO

This (very well put together and useful IMO) article by Chestnutridge goes into the history and genetics of the EOs a bit. It has a picture of the beltza as well.
http://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/reso … sque-hens/

Maybe little boy blue could weight in with some thoughts...such as the importance of the E allele (your boy will be ewh) and probably more that I am not even thinking of.


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#18 2012-12-15 16:12:37

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
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Re: is this dark for an EO

Thanks for the input. I do have some gorria (unbarred red) I think. That's what I called the deer color but i'm not so sure I know nothing about it really as you can tell. Ill check out some gorria and see if they match my red ones. Ill try get a few pictures and post them. Thanks


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