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post #11 of 15

I believe there is a difference in the number of comb points between PBR and BH though an non SOP version of either bird would make it difficult to tell especially in the Cockerel.

 

Because of their limited availability I am trying to get breeding stock out here on the west coast. I hatched a single pullet from over 30 shipped eggs (2 batches) They are slow to develop compared to other heritage breeds but I can say the one I have is not cuddly but friendly,calm and a great forager. She seems to buddy up with the single Delaware I hatched around the same time. 

You know a dozen fertile eggs is not really a 12 step program
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You know a dozen fertile eggs is not really a 12 step program
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post #12 of 15

Can someone give me knowledge, like whats the difference between this and barred rock? 

Young chicken addict from Latvia.. ''In'' chickens from 2014 April.

You are responsible about those who you tame.

 

Why does the rooster close his eyes while singing?

-Because he knows the song by heart.

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Young chicken addict from Latvia.. ''In'' chickens from 2014 April.

You are responsible about those who you tame.

 

Why does the rooster close his eyes while singing?

-Because he knows the song by heart.

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post #13 of 15

I have a small batch of Hollands from Ideal. I was worried about the cream colored eggs, but mine all lay nice paper-white. The eggs themselves are decent size, but they're far from stellar layers. They are smaller and more upright than Rocks (eating less, I'm guessing) and I believe they're supposed to have white shanks/skin. They do have fairly small combs for a white egger, and temperament wise seem about the same as my dual purpose birds, not flighty like a lot of white egg layers.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #14 of 15

What's the difference between cream and white color?

post #15 of 15
Cream is a term used to describe a tinted egg.

When a hen lays a tinted egg it means there is just a tiny bit of brown overlay on it.

A white egg will not have any coating on it. A breed that is supposed to lay a white egg should not lay cream eggs. It is considered a fault if you are breeding to an SOP. Hollands are a fairly new breed so breeders are trying to weed hens that lay cream colored eggs out of the gene pool.
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