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#1 2011-07-01 21:30:12

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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In the beginning...PART 2

Too many picture for one topic perhaps...some of the photos were coming up as ? For me when I looked at it so...
Part 1 can be viewed at: http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopi … d=144#p144

The other half of this year's hatch are from the Black Horse Ranch line here in Alberta. They also purchased stock from the hatcher that introduced these birds to Canada (as far as I know the source of all EOs in Canada).

I purchased a trio originating from BHR in May. Sadly the rooster has extensive frost bite to his comb and even worse to his feet which are all swollen. The first picture is the rooster and the blonder hen. It is a bit difficult to see in the photo but to rooster has yellow feet while the hen has white feet. I think her coloring is nice though. His coloring is stunning and no white feathers in his tail.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/61c3bb89.png

And the darker red hen who has yellow feet.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/d449cbf6.png

And about 1 week old, chicks hatched straight from eggs from the BHR flock.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/5cd849f9.png

And in about two weeks we'll see what hatches. There are 10 more eggs from BHR and 10 eggs (5 from each hen) from my new trio.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/ef364dfa.png

The real challenge may be fitting as many as I would like to keep in the winter coop!

Last edited by poplar girl (2011-07-01 21:34:35)


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

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#2 2011-07-03 02:13:04

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: In the beginning...PART 2

Beautiful pictures and birds, good Luck on the hatch :thumbsup: 

Those chicks are extremely cute.  I noticed with my two this time that they had the chipmunk cheeks and can see it on your there too.  I love how they look at the camera!

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#3 2011-07-14 11:21:54

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Re: In the beginning...PART 2

PG, your boy is so handsome, nice colouring, too bad about his comb :(.  They are the hardest bird to photograph as they are so curious and like to get right in your face, not to mention love to tug at the camera handle!!!!

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#4 2011-07-14 11:38:47

poplar girl
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Re: In the beginning...PART 2

This boy loves to pose for the camera. I don't think this trio was hand raised or if they were they did not get the "friendly" gene so they don't come too close. Hiscomb I can live with, his feet make me feel :sad:

But I had 13 babies hatch yesterday, 9 from my trio and 4 more from BHR eggs. So my old boy is still doing good enough to be daddy.


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#5 2011-07-14 15:07:46

Susan
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Re: In the beginning...PART 2

Way to go PG! :)

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#6 2013-10-07 17:15:20

gmb
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Re: In the beginning...PART 2

Maybe just angle but hen top pic on right looks to have some lenght to head?

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#7 2013-10-08 01:12:16

poplar girl
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Re: In the beginning...PART 2

Sadly she passed away that winter gmb so I only had one chance to hatch a few of her eggs. Some of her babies may remain as part of my flock but I wasn't pair mating at the time so I can't be sure.

I'll have to check the length of some heads over the next while.


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#8 2013-10-08 01:36:24

gmb
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Re: In the beginning...PART 2

Ss PG :(

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