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#26 2011-09-16 03:03:43

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

They look so funny...like little peridactyls! Not all the pics will show up for me but looks like some nice brown boys.

IG I have had feather stubs (and just about everything else! ) show up too. Not acceptable but my best pullet otherwise has them so I kept her.

Looks like nice weather there still Claire?


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#27 2011-09-16 16:55:04

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

It is cold PG :whistle: 9 degrees!  Looking forward to some more warmth yet this year!  :jumping:  I haven't seen any feathers stubs on any but I'll take a closer look. Think I'll take the video camera for a spin...... ;)

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#28 2011-09-16 18:45:55

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Love the pictures, typical EO's and their shoe fetish!! LOL  Mine are the same even as adults, oh and they love painted toenails too, OUCH!  I had a real grey female and she stayed very grey, no red, very pretty but not typical EO colours.

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#29 2011-09-17 01:43:51

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Sorry IG, your post was on the other page... yes they should be clean legged, sorry about that.  None of the parents have that.  Yes the taller combs are boys, usually you can be more sure at 2-3 weeks.  The black Penedesencas I can tell from day 1 or 2!

I have to edit, but I took some video of the little buggers this afternoon!  The little veloceraptors were getting some split cherry tomatoes :lol:

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#30 2011-09-21 05:31:51

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Hi Claire,
Remember that chick with the pale spot on it's head I asked you to watch? I think it is an important chick. I am fascinatd by Llodiana color/breed. Have been doing some research on them. They were created by the son of some Spanish nobility named Palacio ,who are historic  in the Alavesa area of Spain. It is the vineyard producing area of the Alavesa Rioja. An area named for the River Oja which runs thru the area. The son was known to be an expert poultryman. The Alavesa area is also known for its blond standstone. That caught my eye. I looked around  bit online and was astonished to discover a pic of an ancient stone mansion/fort/chuch building. It was made out of blonde sandstone. The visual impact/tone/coloring/arrangement of hues on this building were the same as the body plumage of the Llodiana. So I am extrapolating that the young nobleman created the Llodiana chicken as a tribute to his homeland/heritage.
  Campo says the only other place he saw the same color as LLodiana in the poultry world was in the Gold Bared Rock. A color of the Plymouth Rock created by well-known Rock breeder , Mr. Stuart Thompson, back in the 1920's. Tho the Gold Barred Rock was shown briefly on the bench, it ultimately failed  to thrive as a breed and disappeared because the breeders couldn't get the female barring to become distinct enough for the show bench.
   Why do we care abut all this? Because in  papers on gold plumage in Spanish breeds and the Gold Barred Rock mention is made of this pale spot on the back of the head in the chick down. In fact, they spent some time analyzing it and what it portends in the chicks. I don't quite understand it all yet, but know it's significant. It has somethign to do with determining color and/or sex in the chick. I suspect it might have something to do with determining if the chick has the rare Llodiana coloring. I think it's significant the pale head spot chick is one os Blondie's kids. Maybe this could be a way to tell if the chicks are inheriting the same pale coloring as Blondie? Not sure yet.
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(start reading at Page 345)
Genetic studies in poultry. VI. The Gold Barred Rock.R. C. Punnett and M. S. Pease. 1928
Journal of Genetics. Volume 19, Number 3, 337-350
full paper  http://www.ias.ac.in/jarch/jgenet/19/337.pdf

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#31 2011-09-21 12:43:55

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Wow karen, that is really interesting! Wouldn't that be something..... :)

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#32 2011-09-22 00:51:56

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

That is interesting, thanks for posting that.  There is a roo from Speckled Jim that looks very similar to Blondies Sonny, the light head dotter. Both are big chicks.  Looks like Sonny is a blue or white legger the other dude is yellow or olive legged.  Jim's lad is way more friendly.  Sonnys barring is thinner and very symmetrical so far!

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#33 2011-10-04 04:19:17

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Ok, I was thinking these little boogers were 6, 7, 8 weeks.  I kind of lost track.  They are just about 5 weeks!!  I might have a rethink of housing and provide heat if this weather stays cool (I think it's forecast to warm up).  My 2 Lav ameraucanas are not big enough to cover everyone now and in the day they don't go under at all.  It has been as cold as 4*C, and rainy.  They are in a tractor but I let everybody ('cept Blondies 2 and their chanty mom as the housing doesn't have a good door on the run) loose to free range!  The little monkeys know I=treats!  There are only 3 I consider friendly right now thanks to them being broody raised.  They are the three roos I want to keep, I may let one go to a local breeding home, I have been asked, still deciding. 

So leg colour is all over but we have brighter yellows and possible greens than we've had in the past. I took a crack at pics.  They are so light though the sun or even with cloud they reflect and look white.  They have all their feathers in, and the odd chick fuzz tuft hanging on the end of their feathers!  Really cute and scruffy!

The first 2 are blondies, green legband.  The tall narrow possible Llodiana boy Sonny and the small deer coloured yellow legged female.  She can move like a bat out of hell, and it isn't towards me! I have feeling Jims line is going to be the friendliest here, though Sonny will show some interest in me if his Momma is not paying attention.  Sonny is covered in tidy thin yellow bars that don't show up and has white legs for now.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7643.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7644.jpg

Speckled Jims little Clan!  One of the biological Mothers (bet it was the same on as before in the last batch of pics) is in there like a dirty shirt when I have a camera!  She seems interested in the babies and I think she may recognize her breed noises in them.  She has never gone broody, but I have notice my EOs (mostly the 1 year old hens) travel a ways from the layer coop to hang out with my assorted breed mixed age young ones, ranging from 5 weeks to June hatch.  Most of my the rest of hens just stay inside under the shelter.

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7638.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7614.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7625.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7610.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7618.jpg

So red leg-bands are keepers for now.  It's so early but its so late, have to get the numbers down before the snow flies! Here's three little friendly roos.  They are quite narrow barred so far, but they are just little, the stripes are close together!   One is a perfect cream (similar to Sonny but the underfluff is more cream than his) and already has creamy brown barring on his black and bloomers.  The other two have more grey and a white patch in the saddle area.   Will have to see if it's a sign of anything. Like white later in tail and wing or one copy of barring gene etc.   All three have uncertain colour legs but I am watching them closely, looks like epidermis is yellow to start, underneath, I don't know!

One of the three of them, and one each individually.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7631.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7622.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7635.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7634.jpg

Here are just an assortment of flock pics taken yesterday too.  They decided to free range into the young Chanties run, that's why there's no grass.  The chanties were free ranging in the Ameraucana/Orpingtons run!

There's one very dark back pullet.  She could go ginger yet, but she should be doing it soon if she's going to.  She's definitely not a wheaten ameraucana rooster! 
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7615.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7626.jpg

Sorry there`s so many pics.  Thought I'd try and get a pic of each one for the record!

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#34 2011-10-04 14:57:49

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

I like that red cockerel!  Thanks for sharing.  My big rooster form 2010 is the same as your 2010 hens.  He's always hanging out with the teenagers.  As soon as I combined the two pastures he came down to be with the chicks.  maybe it's because we spent more time with the young stock?  or maybe just because they think they get better treats there!

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#35 2011-10-04 17:04:27

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Okay Claire which ones have my name on them?:thumbsup:

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#36 2011-10-04 20:02:52

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Well Lynn I think the one greyish one would be one of them as I did not see a leg band on her.  I had one the same colour but figured she was too grey to breed but was very firendly.

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#37 2011-10-05 00:47:29

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Yeah, I think she's just a bit black to breed.  Not that friendly yet, some take a while and the broody Mommas have been telling them lies about me :Crazy:

Sorry Lynn, they didn't have their leg bands on then, and your girls are yellow leg band.  Just took these of the other one this aft.  Her toes aren't red the sun was shining through them.  The dark one is in the 6th pic above far left looking at the camera...and here's a new blurry pic

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7666.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7691.jpg

Here's a pic of my intrepid foragers, knee to to a grass hopper or my lawn...I realized today why I forgot their age...they are big specially the roos.  They look like 7-8 weeks olds and are catching up to the chanties who are tweens now (next pic, hanging out at the mall)

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7681.jpg

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#38 2011-10-05 01:59:06

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

They both look perfect to me Claire and the 2 Lavender girls will have a forever home here :applause:
I'm sure we can arrange a dinner at our house to facilitate delivery:eat:


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#39 2011-10-06 02:47:40

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:eat: that sounds absolutely wonderful Lynn!

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#40 2011-12-25 00:20:36

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

poplar girl wrote:

Do you have a way to band them and document what the colors develop into Claire?

What do people use to band/mark/tag chicks. It looks like some people have used small colored zip ties, but I would worry about them getting tightened too tight. They can click tighter after you put them on. Do you put it on so it stays on until adulthood or do you change it as they grow?


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#41 2011-12-25 01:55:49

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

So far I have found it difficult to band chicks naturespace. They grow so fast! I used spiral leg bands on a few this year but it takes 2 people to get them on and off and they can get tight fast if you don't watch carefully. Zip ties I have not tried but again would worry about them getting tight etc.

I just bought some new bands....they aren't even hear yet...but I thi k these might work way better on young birds. Here is a link to where I purchased them: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/100-LEG-BANDS-CH … 6240wt_940 I bought size 4, 5 and 6.

This time of year when I can't hatch all I do is plan and scheme for spring =D


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#42 2011-12-25 02:22:33

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

I have to figure something out for this spring as I'd like to photograph them all so I can tell exactly what chick ends up what colour,  have a pretty good idea.  The zip ties don't tighten, only occasionally come off 1/100 or less, but you have to watch carefully.  The youngest I've put them on is around 4-5 weeks and they need changing 2-3 times before you put on the numbered plastic legbands at adulthood.  I just hate the idea of toe punching, I guess the metal wing tags may work, not sure how traumatic or invasive they are.

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#43 2011-12-25 02:57:10

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I've changed zipties twice since I put them on, these little guys and gals grow fast!  5-1/2 weeks now.
If you clip them short when you put them on, they can't click tighter.

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#44 2011-12-25 03:06:43

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Yeah, sorry forgot to mention that.  I always clip 'em short so they don't scratch the birds legs too.  Wow.  Looking back at those pics, my babies have certainly grown. 

And according to DH, we got our first EO egg today from this years, they are 17 weeks old.  We have a small mid brown egg with a couple of paler spots on it in the nesting box in their coop.  My young chanties (that are 4-5 weeks older) may have been in there (no eggs from them yet-that I have found), but it looks too dark for one for theirs.  It was someones first egg, bless her, as it has a little blood scuff on it and it was just little. :layer:

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#45 2011-12-25 03:15:40

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Wow - 17 weeks!  Looking at how ours have grown, compared to our round two hatching, is just amazing. I'm glad we got started this fall, instead of waiting til spring.  Knowing my procrastinating self, if I had waited til I built their coops and pens, I might never have gotten them...

Now I have happy little work buddies egging me on! :EO:  :xmas: :snowman:

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#46 2011-12-25 03:19:09

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

:EO: Watch out, they like to tug at pant legs and peck work boots when you are working. :jumping:  I love it.  We just winterproofed the adults run today and the only 4 birds to come out to see us and hang out at 25*F were the EOs.  :applause:

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