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#1 2015-04-01 20:04:00

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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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2014 Euskal Oiloa (Basque Hen) Survey Results

:thanks: to everyone who participated in the 2014 Basque Hen Survey. Detailed results are shown below. A summary of results will also be emailed out to all participants!

2014 Euskal Oiloa (Basque Hen) Survey
         
Part A: General questions for all Euskal Oiloa (EO) owners


1. For what purpose(s) do you own EOs (choose all that apply)?
  Meat – 54%
  Eggs – 94%
  Sale of hatching eggs – 26%
  Sale of chicks or birds – 34%
  Breeding – 57%
  Showing – 17%
  Feathers – 3%
  Pets/enjoyment – 80%

2. What is your primary reason for owning EOs?
  Meat – 9%
  Eggs – 34%
  Sale of hatching eggs – 0%
  Sale of chicks or birds – 6%
  Breeding – 6%   Showing – 0%
  Feathers – 0%
  Pets/enjoyment – 46%    

3. What varieties of EOs do you own (choose all that apply)?
  Marraduna (red cuckoo) – 85%
  Gorria (red) – 21%
  Zilarra (white columbian) – 3%
  Lepasoila (naked neck) - 0%
  Llodiana (blond) – 9%
  Mille Fleur Marraduna – 32%   Mille Fleur Gorria – 9%
  White (recessive) - 3%
  Other colors that do not match any of the above - 15%
  I am not concerned about my EOs being a specific color – 9%

4. How many years have you owned EOs?
  Less than 1 year – 24%
  1-2 years – 26%
  2-3 years – 18%
  3-4 years – 18%
  4-5 years – 9%
  More than 5 years – 6%

5. How many more years do you plan to own EOs?
  Less than 1 year – 3%
  1-5 years – 27%
  More than 5 years – 70%    

6. How many EOs do you consider part of your "permanent" flock?
Include pullets, hens, cockerels and roosters that you intend to keep as pets, layers, breeders etc. and exclude birds you intend to sell or use for meat production.
  10 or less – 61%
  11-25 – 24%
  26-50 – 15%
  51-100 – 0%
  101 or more – 0%

7. On average during the first year of egg production how many eggs per bird do your EO pullets/hens produce?
  I have not owned EOs for their first full year of egg production – 29%
  I do not monitor my EOs for egg production closely enough to respond – 41%
  Less than 200 eggs each – 12%
  About 200 eggs each – 15%
  More than 200 eggs each – 14%

8. At one year of age what is the average weight per egg that your EO hens produce?
  I have not owned EO hens at one year of age – 26%
  I do not monitor the weight of my EOs eggs closely enough to respond – 53%
  Less than 61g – 3%
  About 61g – 6%
  More than 61g – 12% 

9. On average at 13 weeks of age under farm conditions what live weight would your cockerel EOs be?
  I did not own EO cockerels at 13 weeks of age – 21%
  I did not monitor my EO cockerel's live weight at 13 weeks closely enough to respond – 44%
  Less than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) – 21%
  About 2 kg (4.4 lbs) – 15%
  More than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) – 0%

10.  How would you best describe the temperament (character) of your adult female EOs?
Above average friendliness – 82%
Similar to other breeds of chickens (average) – 15%
Below average friendliness – 3%

11.  How would you best describe the temperament (character) of your adult male EOs?
Friendly and not aggressive – 39%
Friendly and sometimes aggressive – 16%
Friendly and very aggressive – 0%
Average friendliness and not aggressive – 16%
Average friendliness and sometimes aggressive – 23%
Average friendliness and very aggressive – 0%
Unfriendly and not aggressive – 0%
Unfriendly and sometimes aggressive – 6%
Unfriendly and very aggressive – 0%

PART B: Questions for Euskal Oiloa breeders

1. What varieties of EOs are you working towards (choose all that apply)?
  Marraduna (red cuckoo) – 74%
  Gorria (red) – 30%
  Beltza (black) - 0%
  Zilarra (white columbian) – 4%
  Lepasoila (naked neck) – 4%
  Llodiana (blond) – 9%
  Mille Fleur Marraduna – 13%
  Mille Fleur Gorria – 13%
  White (recessive) – 0%
  I am not concerned with my EOs being a specific color – 13%

2. How many years have you been breeding EOs?
  I have not bred any EOs yet – 26%
  Less than 1 year – 0%
  1-2 years – 26%
  2-3 years – 13%
  3-4 years – 17%
  4-5 years – 13%
  More than 5 years – 4%

3. How many more years do you plan to breed EOs?
  I do not intend to breed EOs in future years – 8%
  1-5 years – 13%
  More than 5 years – 78%

4. How did you obtain new EOs this year (choose all that apply)?
  I did not add any EOs to my flock this year – 9%
  Chicks from my own hatching eggs – 41
  Hatching eggs from someone else – 28%
  Chicks (one month old or less) from someone else – 9%
  Birds (more than one month old) from someone else – 13%

5. How many EOs did you hatch this year?
  None – 17%
  1-10 – 22%
  11-25 – 13%
  26-50 – 17%
  51-100 – 13%
  101 or more – 17%

6. How many EOs older than one month of age did you obtain this year?
  None – 61%
  1-5 – 13%
  6-10 – 17%
  11-15 – 9%
  16-25 – 0%
  26-50 – 0%
  More than 50 – 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 – 18%
  I did not check – 9%
  None – 31%
  1-5% - 18%
  6-10% - 5%
  11-15% - 0%
  16-25% - 5%
  26-50% - 9%
  Over 50% - 5%

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 – 18%
  I did not check – 18%
  None – 55%
  1-5% - 5%
  6-10% - 0%
  11-15% - 0%
  16-25% - 0%
  26-50% - 0%
  Over 50% - 0%

9. 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 – 17%
  I did not check – 4%
  None – 22%
  1-5% - 17%
  6-10% - 4%
  11-15% - 4%
  16-25% - 4%
  26-50% - 21%
  Over 50% - 4%

10. 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?
  I did have any marraduna cockerels or roosters that were 8 months old or more this year – 17%
  I did not check – 13%
  None – 52%
  1-5% - 4%
  6-10% - 0%
  11-15% - 0%
  16-25% - 4%
  26-50% - 4%
  Over 50% - 4%

11. 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 – 17%
  I did not check – 29%
  None (all cockerels will be within the weight range specified above) – 35%
  1-5% - 8%
  6-10% - 4%
  11-15% - 0, 0%
  16-25% - 4%
  26-50% - 4%
  Over 50% - 0%

12. 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 – 18%
  I did not check -27%
  None (all pullets will be within the weight range specified above) – 41%
  1-5% - 13%
  6-10% - 0%   11-15% - 0, 0%
  16-25% - 0, 0%
  26-50% - 0, 0%
  Over 50% - 0%

13. 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=1971) 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 – 17%
  I did not check – 30%
  None – 9%
  1-5% - 4%
  6-10% - 9%
  11-15% - 4%
  16-25% - 4%
  26-50% - 17%
  51-75% - 4%
  Over 75% - 0%

14. 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 – 22%   I did not check – 9%   None – 0%
  Less than 10% - 17%
  11-25% - 17%
  26-50% - 9%
  51-75% - 17%
  More than 75% - 9%

15. 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 – 70%
  I did not check – 9%
  None – 0%
  Less than 10% - 0%   11-25% - 4%
  26-50% - 13%
  51-75% - 4%
  More than 75% - 0%

16. 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 – 23%
  None – 9%
  1-10% - 32%
  11-25% - 5%
  26-50% - 14%
  51-75% - 5%
  More than 75% - 14%

17. How many breeding quality EO hens and pullets of all ages will remain in your flock over this winter?
  None – 9%
  1-5 – 35%
  6-10 – 26%
  11-15 – 9%
  16-20 – 4%
  21-25 – 13%
  26-50 – 0%
  51 or more – 4%


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

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#2 2015-04-02 06:00:13

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
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Re: 2014 Euskal Oiloa (Basque Hen) Survey Results

Thank You , Interesting info & read .

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