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#1 2014-08-09 19:32:16

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Gorria study

Photos of this year's probable keeper gorria pullets, each photo is of a different little lady. Some of them are so friendly! The oldest have just started to lay eggs but some in the photos are a month or more younger.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/376bd8d81f8de9655c64c996a5f892fe.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/6955f36b5f646e398dd13e52f8093162.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/2f14fd5e6c150c99a05eb99f036cbae2.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/6d94829d82f2a5cb51496d5a95d439a6.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/bf97ed82ef2c3f6b70b59657a20ab694.jpg

And a nice head shot of Lucky, daddy to some.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/340e8df52255d440880f0ee2a224aa6d.jpg


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

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#2 2014-08-09 21:47:48

Maggiesdad
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Re: Gorria study

Nice looking girls!

I have to ask - behind the slat fence in pic #3... is that a PEEPING TOM?!!! :shock:

:funny: 

:excited:

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#3 2014-08-10 01:35:05

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Gorria study

@ MD :funny: :funny: :funny: your right and he is in photo #5 too!!!

There a lovely PG, I am thinking I am going to switch to Gorrias, seems they are easier to breed true than these darn Marraduna's :duh:

I love nosy girlie # 2 :thumbs:

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2014-08-10 14:54:39)

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#4 2014-08-10 01:43:12

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Re: Gorria study

They are looking very nice and consistent.  Paula numbers is the key!


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#5 2014-08-10 12:10:37

Maggiesdad
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Re: Gorria study

@ Paula - ACK! - No!!! If it was easy, everybody would be doing it! :no no:

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#6 2014-08-10 13:22:56

poplar girl
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Re: Gorria study

You guys! There is indeed a peeping tom in #3 and 5. :turkey: are so curious!

I have had a good year for gorria and I am really happy with the progress that I am making. Still some work to do on type as some are small or have the shorter back. There are still different shades of red as well, I think pullet #1 is the color I am aiming for. And I am getting a lot of dark beaks. One girl (the one on the nest box) has white legs (carries yellow) but otherwise combs and leg color I am pleased with. The speckled (you should see them, they are really pretty...) keep popping up as lots of my gorria carry that trait.

Paula recall I hatched 130 chicks this year...about 1/2 gorria. I am planning to keep about 7 gorria pullets and one cockerel from all of that, 13 pullets and 4 cockerels total. And remember pictures can hide a few flaws pretty easily...

I actually have some nice marraduna this year as well. Biggest issue I have with them is side sprigs and pale yellow or greenish legs. But for type and feather color they are coming along. I will try to find time to capture a few more pictures and post them.

Three of the above pullets (2,4 and 5) are actually from a cross between marraduna and gorria. I am excited about how they look because color wise they are pretty nice. The first few crosses in past years I have had some really strange colours, no barring but way too light or too dark, so I see this a a good sign that both my marraduna and gorria lines are cleaning up color wise. I believe over time I should be able to cross the two lines and get perfect marraduna and gorria from both if the color genetics are correct. Time will tell!


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

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#7 2014-08-10 13:31:28

poplar girl
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Re: Gorria study

Here is a picture of one of the specked pullets. There is another cull just inside the pop door, she has steaks of white and looks more like and EE than a EO! Both these girls have a new home, they just haven't gone to it yet!

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/5f217741e640e468cd586880042539c1.jpg

They are both sisters to the nice coloured pullet in pic 1 (also standing in the pop door) above. This is an example of the results of a pair mating where I went back to an older (4 years) gorria hen as she is still laying well and in good condition. Her mom is 5 and also still doing really well.

See Paula...it's about numbers and persistence ;)


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

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#8 2014-08-10 14:53:54

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Gorria study

I know, I know am just so overly disappointed with this year offspring.  I feel like I am back to square one again.  I don't have the room to hatch that many chicks to be able to have all them to select a few keepers.  Then I feel bad trying to find homes for all the extra boys (I don't process them myself and processor is a good 1.5 hours away one way).

Oh well I guess there is next year, just will be hesitant to share any eggs for some time unless people just want them for what they are, nice friendly layers. :thumbsup:

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#9 2014-08-11 00:52:20

NaturesPace
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Re: Gorria study

glad to see everyone is still as silly as ever. those are some nice looking girls.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#10 2014-08-11 01:00:29

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Gorria study

I know NP, I miss everyone it's been sooooooooooo quiet lately.

:happycrowd"

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#11 2014-08-11 01:59:50

poplar girl
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Re: Gorria study

Too quiet....need everyone to post pics, stories...whatever....:cheer:


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

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#12 2014-08-19 19:18:43

WorthItFarms
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Re: Gorria study

:love: Very jealous. Love the gorrias. I've been looking for some, actually any, Basque in the US to supplement my tiny gene pool (2 roosters, 5 hens) and thus far no luck. Hopefully, next year will turn up some nicer roosters. Still shooting for Zilarras but so far only really light Marraduna (Blondies).


Located in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. http://worthitfarms.com

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#13 2014-08-20 11:21:23

poplar girl
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Re: Gorria study

The gorria would help your Zilarra project as it would get rid of the barring. But at this point I don't recall seeing any gorria in the USA? Wish you were closer WorthIt, I have had a few birds come out almost white (not recessive though) as well including pullets.


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

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#14 2014-08-24 05:42:19

debbiej
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Re: Gorria study

Nice Gorria girls,   but I like the speckled EO's,

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