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#1 2013-12-07 16:54:32

poplar girl
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2013 Euskal oiloa (Basque) Survey Results Part B

PART B: Questions for Euskal oiloa breeders

The next questions are intended for EO breeders. For the purpose of this survey a "breeder" is defined as anyone who hatches EOs or raises chicks or birds with the intent of using those birds to produce more hatching eggs or birds for their own or other people's use either next year or in subsequent years.
Please skip to PART C (by choosing Next at the bottom of the page) if this section does not apply to you.

1. What varieties of EOs are you working towards (choose all that apply)?
  Marraduna (barred buff columbian) – 25, 83%
  Gorria (red columbian) – 10, 33%
  Beltza (black) - 0, 0%
  Zilarra (white columbian) – 0, 0%
  Lepasoila (naked neck) – 1, 3%
  Llodiana (blond) – 0, 0%
  Mille Fleur Marraduna – 6, 20%
  Mille Fleur Gorria – 1, 3%
  White (recessive) – 0, 0%
  I am not concerned with my EOs being a specific color – 3, 10%
  Other (Please Specify) – 1, 3%, currently have the "barred buff" marraduna but aiming for a deeper red

2. How many years have you been breeding EOs?
  Less than 1 year – 10, 36%
  1-2 years – 10, 36%
  2-3 years – 4, 14%
  3-4 years – 3, 11%
  4-5 years – 0, 0%
  More than 5 years – 1, 4%

3. How many more years do you plan to breed EOs?
  I do not intend to breed EOs in future years – 1, 4%
  1-5 years – 9, 33%
  More than 5 years – 17, 63%

4. How did you obtain new EOs this year (choose all that apply)?
  I did not add any EOs to my flock this year – 3, 11%
  Chicks from my own hatching eggs – 13, 46%
  Hatching eggs from someone else – 13, 46%
  Chicks (one month old or less) from someone else – 5, 18%
  Birds (more than one month old) from someone else – 10, 36%

5. How many EOs did you hatch this year?
  None – 5, 18%
  1-10 – 7, 25%
  11-25 – 5, 18%
  26-50 – 3, 11%
  51-100 – 6, 21%
  101 or more – 2, 7%

6. How many EOs older than one month of age did you obtain this year?
  None – 12, 44%
  1-5 – 10, 37%
  6-10 – 4, 15%
  11-15 – 1, 4%
  16-25 – 0, 0%
  26-50 – 0, 0%
  More than 50 – 0, 0%

7. What percent of the EOs you hatched or raised from chicks this year had side sprigs?
  I did not raise any EOs from chicks this year – 3, 11%
  I did not check – 2, 7%
  None – 8, 29%
  1-5% - 6, 21%
  6-10% - 2, 7%
  11-15% - 1, 4%
  16-25% - 3, 11%
  26-50% - 3, 11%
  Over 50% - 0, 0%

8. What percent of the EOs you hatched or raised from chicks this year had feather stubs (either on the shanks or between the toes)?
  I did not raise any EOs from chicks this year – 1, 4%
  I did not check – 2, 7%
  None – 17, 61%
  1-5% - 8, 29%
  6-10% - 0, 0%
  11-15% - 0, 0%
  16-25% - 0, 0%
  26-50% - 0, 0%
  Over 50% - 0, 0%

9. What percent of the EOs you hatched or raised from chicks this year had crooked toes?
  I did not raise any EOs from chicks this year – 1, 4%
  I did not check – 1, 4%
  None – 15, 54%
  1-5% - 7, 25%
  6-10% - 2, 7%
  11-15% - 0, 0%
  16-25% - 2, 7%
  26-50% - 0, 0%
  Over 50% - 0, 0%

10. What percent of the EOs you hatched or raised from chicks this year had a shank color other than yellow (i.e. white, blue or willow)?
  I did not raise any EOs from chicks this year – 1, 4%
  I did not check – 0, 0%
  None – 8, 29%
  1-5% - 7, 25%
  6-10% - 2, 7%
  11-15% - 1, 4%
  16-25% - 6, 21%
  26-50% - 2, 7%
  Over 50% - 1, 4%

11. Of the marraduna EO cockerels and roosters you have or had in your flock this year that reached an age of 8 months or more, what percent had entirely white or black feathers in the tail or entirely white feathers in the wing?

Note there should have been an option to enter "none" for this question. Please respond by answering "1-5%" if your answer would be none.

  I did have any marraduna cockerels or roosters that were 8 months old or more this year – 4, 14%
  I did not check – 4, 14%
  1-5% - 15, 54%
  6-10% - 1, 4%
  11-15% - 0, 0%
  16-25% - 2, 7%
  26-50% - 1, 4%
  Over 50% - 1, 4%

12. What percent of the EO cockerels you raised this year would NOT reach a live weight between 5.2 and 7.8 lbs prior to 1 year of age?
  I did not raise any EO cockerels this year – 1, 4%
  I did not check – 10, 36%
  None (all cockerels will be within the weight range specified above) – 12, 43%
  1-5% - 2, 7%
  6-10% - 1, 4%
  11-15% - 0, 0%
  16-25% - 0, 0%
  26-50% - 0, 0%
  Over 50% - 2, 7%

13. What percent of the EO pullets you raised this year would NOT reach a live weight between 3.6 and 5.4 lbs prior to 1 year of age?
  I did not raise any EO pullets this year – 2, 7%
  I did not check -11, 41%
  None (all pullets will be within the weight range specified above) – 12, 44%
  1-5% - 0, 0%
  6-10% - 1, 4%   11-15% - 0, 0%
  16-25% - 0, 0%
  26-50% - 0, 0%
  Over 50% - 1, 4%

14. There are a number of characteristics both general (see pages 32-34 of the 2010 American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection) and specific to EOs (see the draft North American EO SOP http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/viewtopic.php?id=558) that would warrant disqualification of an EO at a show. What percent of the EOs you raised this year would you estimate would be disqualified for one or more reasons?
  I did not raise any EOs this year – 0, 0%
  I did not check – 9, 32%
  None – 2, 7%
  1-5% - 2, 7%
  6-10% - 2, 7%
  11-15% - 1, 4%
  16-25% - 3, 11%
  26-50% - 5, 18%
  51-75% - 2, 7%
  Over 75% - 2, 7%

15. The current draft North American SOP, a direct translation from the Spanish SOP, states that the eye color should be "brown". The proper color description may have been lost in translation from Spanish to English. What eye color would best describe the majority of your EOs eyes?
  I have no preference or have not checked – 6, 21%
  Brown – 6, 21%
  Chestnut – 11, 39%
  Other (Please Specify)
    1, 4% - bay, lighter than chestnut
    1, 4% - bay
    1, 4% - amberish light brown
    1, 4% - golden yellow
    1, 4% - golden brown

16. The current draft North American SOP, a direct translation from the Spanish SOP, states that the comb should have 5 to 7 points. A single number of points must be specified in a North American SOP. What number of points on the comb should the North American SOP specify?
  I have no preference – 9, 33%
  5 – 4, 15%
  6 – 6, 22%
  7 – 7, 26%
  Other (Please Specify)
        1, 4% follow the standard with closest number in our flocks. Mine average 7 points

17. What percent of the marraduna EOs you raised this year would be reasonably true to type, color, size and comb according to the draft North American SOP?
  I did not raise any marraduna EOs this year – 2, 8%   I did not check – 3, 12%   None – 0, 0%
  Less than 10% - 2, 8%
  11-25% - 3, 12%
  26-50% - 7, 27%
  51-75% - 7, 27%
  More than 75% - 2, 8%

18. What percent of the gorria EOs you raised this year would be reasonably true to type, color, size and comb according to the draft North American SOP?
  I did not raise any gorria EOs this year – 16, 59%
  I did not check – 2, 7%
  None – 1, 4%
  Less than 10% - 2, 7%   11-25% - 3, 11%
  26-50% - 2, 7%
  51-75% - 1, 3%
  More than 75% - 0, 0%

19. What percent of this year's EOs that you hatched or raised from chicks do you intend to use for breeding?
  I did not hatch or obtain any EO chicks this year – 1, 4%
  None – 4, 15%
  1-10% - 12, 44%
  11-25% - 5, 19%
  26-50% - 0, 0%
  51-75% - 4, 15%
  More than 75% - 1, 4%

20. How many breeding quality EO hens and pullets of all ages will remain in your flock over this winter?
  None – 0, 0%
  1-5 – 10, 37%
  6-10 – 8, 30%
  11-15 – 6, 22%
  16-20 – 2, 7%
  21-25 – 0, 0%
  26-50 – 1, 4%
  51 or more – 0, 0%

21. How many breeding quality EO cockerels and roosters of all ages will remain in your flock over this winter?
  None – 1, 4%
  1 – 7, 26%
  2 – 13, 48%
  3-5 – 4, 15%
  6-8 – 2, 7%
  9 or more – 0, 0%

22. For a new breed or variety to be recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA) the following criteria must be met:

- "Affidavits...from not less than five breeders stating that they have bred the breed or variety for not less than five years and that it produces not less than 50% of all specimens reasonably true to type, color, size and comb"
- "Certificates showing two or more specimens have been exhibited in each class of cocks, hens, cockerels and pullets in each of two preceding years at a show officiated by a licensed APA judge. The Secretary shall contact the judge for his or her confidential opinion of the quality and uniformity"
- "a qualifying meet at a designated prominent show to be judged by a licensed APA judge...not less than fifty (50) specimens exhibited by at least five exhibitors in all classes of cock, hen, cockerel, and pullet"

Understanding a few more years of breeding may be required first, would you be willing to participate in the process of having EOs recognized by the APA as one of the five or more required breeders and exhibitors?
  Yes – 10, 37%
  No – 4, 15%
  Maybe – 13, 48%


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

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