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#1 2014-06-01 01:06:17

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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A few pics of the 2014 EO Crop

Still yet to breed the perfect EObut here are some pictures of this years young, mostly cockerels with a couple pics of one very sweet pullet.

Gorria cockerels about 6-7 weeks old:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/f60d706ecbdbd896071cc2a58df9d654.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/29a9f0a902511a7c4fc0dc61da4ac15c.jpg

Gorria cockerel, about 12 weeks old:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/53586852e3229d1fdb584e7782b227b2.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/d9ba712b355dea1e46bb5bad40dcc321.jpg

Heterozygous barred cockerel (14 weeks). There are four of these boys all quite similar but this is my favorite. I am a little scared to keep him as I think as an adult he may be aggressive. And his mom is speckled so he would carry the mottling gene which I do not want to breed for. But I love the look of him!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/0e66de5c65bb49b0a96d5623414678a6.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/907621acc32542e733c7ef7db0696c71.jpg

From my oldest hatch of 2014 (16 weeks) a nice looking marraduna cockerel. Not going to keep him though I don't think.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/c922fe2076bd98991015000ff0f4c844.jpg

And a gorria pullet with the sweetest personality, beautiful type and a nice gorria background. She is speckled but I think I will keep her anyways.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/50846fae053e9413f1811f07c52fabc1.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/38962b496e778386ae00aa4a75ef8e16.jpg

Comments on any of them are welcome!


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

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#2 2014-06-01 02:38:09

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: A few pics of the 2014 EO Crop

They are lovely PG :love: 

Especially love the "lap" chicken, she does look like a sweetie :thumbsup:

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#3 2014-06-01 13:24:51

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Re: A few pics of the 2014 EO Crop

nice cockerels and pullet.  Might have something special with the youngest cockerel , blue eyed OE.  Is he speckled too or do you think his white spots will disappear?  I have a couple of younger pullets this year that have a few white spots on them too still but I usually don't look too close at the color on my young pullets. They all seem to have a black penciling in their back feathers at young age which they grow out of.  His beak looks very strong but a bit on the shorter side but that could be just the angle of his head in the first picture.  I like your pullet a lot!  She's a keeper spots and all.  Do you ever get any pure marraduna roosters with all black tail feathers?  Would they be the other extreme of the all white tail feathers or are they different all together?


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#4 2014-06-01 15:03:37

poplar girl
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Re: A few pics of the 2014 EO Crop

gubi wrote:

nice cockerels and pullet.  Might have something special with the youngest cockerel , blue eyed OE.  Is he speckled too or do you think his white spots will disappear?  I have a couple of younger pullets this year that have a few white spots on them too still but I usually don't look too close at the color on my young pullets. They all seem to have a black penciling in their back feathers at young age which they grow out of.  His beak looks very strong but a bit on the shorter side but that could be just the angle of his head in the first picture.  I like your pullet a lot!  She's a keeper spots and all.  Do you ever get any pure marraduna roosters with all black tail feathers?  Would they be the other extreme of the all white tail feathers or are they different all together?

Appreciate the comments/questions as I do love to talk EOs and it is kind of lonely in that regard where I live although getting better all the time with other Albertans joining in.

The biggest issue I have with my gorria EOs is they are too round, not enough length to their backs and I think what you are seeing gubi is that fact translated onto this little cockerel's head/beak...so yes there is a good chance his beak is on the short side.

Not sure about the eye color...maybe just their age? Pics one and two are actually two seperate cockerels...I have a lot of decent looking gorria boys to choose from this year. As for the spots, sometimes they become more predominant and turn into speckles, sometimes they disappear. I know the father of the 2nd young cockerel pictured carries the mottling gene as one of his older daughters (different mother) developed speckles.

Notice all the black on the beaks? My gorria line also has that issue but I have to say I am not sure how high in my list of things to select against it is.

I have never had a marraduna with entirely black tail feathers so far. Its one way i can tell the heterozygous Roos from the marraduna.

That pullet I do really like, even with the spots. I have another that I fancy, she is too small but has beautiful gorria color, nice comb, and leg color and a nice long back.

Choosing a dozen or so keepers from over one hundred I sure wish you guys could be here in person to help me decide!!


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

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#5 2014-06-02 03:56:22

karaandblue
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Re: A few pics of the 2014 EO Crop

PG I think that mottled pullet should come to my house with the other mottled I am getting from you ;)
Looking great. I like the hetero cockerel as well. Too bad he maybe aggressive.
I dunno about the eye colour being greeny-blue. I hear it is tough to get rid of. I have a few of my projects here that have the same thing.
I'm excited to come see them all one day!

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