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#1 2013-02-24 21:48:00

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
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Some Interesting Youngsters

Last week I picked up some chicks from a fellow about 3 hours drive from me. He also sold me three birds he had that were about 2 months old. They have interesting features. The first pullet is beautiful, and very nicely colored. If i'd hatched her out the devil would have frostbite before I ever sold her, but he let me take her home. We have named her Caramel:

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/753A73DE-F82D-4A89-B745-9D5604B8F07D-2256-0000016338D11D3F_zps4db7b238.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/02CCDC2B-35DC-454A-929C-209A328ADBCD-2256-00000163317BCDF5_zps9486499f.jpg

This one's a bit blurry:
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/D871E7AA-CEA2-4FE4-A0FD-A4DAD15A5E74-2256-0000016329855505_zps15a795ea.jpg

Also, I got this cockerel that we have named Pepper. He has next to no brown in him, and I may decide to save him for my Zilarra project. Nice legs and beak, no sprigs.
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/4414BF57-5505-411A-A022-1E4E51153E08-2256-0000016340E3796C_zps4393ce65.jpg

In my last hatch I had a couple of pullets, but they all seemed pretty light. This little girl is totally going to be put with the Zilarra birds and we shall see what comes of her. I believe her mom was my deer colored hen.

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/9C6E9CDA-6AE9-44B6-AFB1-E2062D101B53-2256-0000016377410505_zps68560cd4.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/20A11C6D-0060-4F8F-A8BA-4989813C462B-2256-000001631ECF6D48_zps791f8d16.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/A33B0ADE-66F5-466F-BF89-B3D3229C2F2B-2256-000001636139987F_zps9c2f115b.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/31099DCE-FDCE-42CD-BE63-F33BA213593A-2256-00000163864F1E80_zps961ee5db.jpg

This little girl has some promise if she can darken up a bit. Out of my Millie pullet I believe.
http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/1A14E846-4294-455C-8ABA-34863B3427CA-2256-000001634F9CD6F1_zps7e4a2bbf.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/4089F72E-D3B5-439F-9FC4-F149DF653D13-2256-000001634842B05C_zps47338e64.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/17992C52-62BD-4D05-98E9-C3F4B59ACBDA-2256-000001635748E744_zpsb0d6d6c7.jpg

Any and all comments welcome! What do you guys think of the lighter ones? I want to breed them perhaps to my lightest cockerel and try to tone down the color to white. My wife is going to kill me for getting chicken poop on her car :chairhide:.

Last edited by riverbendfarm (2013-02-24 21:52:33)


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
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#2 2013-02-24 21:57:58

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Some Interesting Youngsters

Love the first pullet, she has potential for sure.  If you are starting a Zillaria project the cockerel is a good start.  The second hen looks like she is going to be a "blondie", your millie pullet has a lot of white on her unless she darkens up I would just keep her as a layer, but that's just me.
Nice looking birds though :thumbsup:

As for your wife's car, I see some snow in the background, just cover it with that :whistle:

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2013-02-24 21:58:31)

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#3 2013-02-24 22:32:37

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
Posts: 214
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Re: Some Interesting Youngsters

I tend to agree FRF. I won't be needing to get any layers for next year as I will be keeping all my non-breeding EO pullets. I'll also just be keeping my Black Penedesencas for eggs and breeding as well. Pretty much everything else has to go if I'm going to do this properly. I'm hoping to get a couple of nice dark pullets and roos from your eggs to put with my best few birds and darken up my line a lot.


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#4 2013-02-24 22:53:48

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Some Interesting Youngsters

Good plan :thumbs:

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#5 2013-02-24 23:24:34

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: Some Interesting Youngsters

I agree, newbie that I am, great plan.  I adore that first pullet.  Where did the guy get his stock?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#6 2013-02-25 00:14:48

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
Posts: 214
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Re: Some Interesting Youngsters

Same source as mine. They all come from Claire.


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#7 2013-02-25 01:57:42

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: Some Interesting Youngsters

riverbendfarm wrote:

Same source as mine. They all come from Claire.

Awesome.  They are all adorable.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#8 2013-02-25 13:06:46

dahlisgrams
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From: NY
Registered: 2012-08-06
Posts: 267

Re: Some Interesting Youngsters

Sounds like a good plan to me too. I'm coming face to face with the decision about what to keep here as well. I only have so much room and part of the reason I love the EOs is that they're great layers AND good meat birds.:eat: Simply not going to be able to do everything I'd really like to but the more I think about it, the more I realize that there is only room for one breed that really needs work here and becoming truly self-sustaining means that every bird needs to have a job... :wise:

Caramel is beautiful.. I love the chicken poop on the car!

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