- The Odd One
We are always here if you need to talk. ALWAYS. I hope that if you don´t do it this year, next year you should. I hope you feel better.
Somehow I missed your post last night...I'm sorry about that!!
That's very interesting about the color as well, I love paint Silkies (well paint anything...lol) so yes, very helpful...thank you!
The getting of Easter Eggers was not really planned, so I'm can't take any credit there...lol. I had just wanted a few yard chickens and I got 1 pair of EEs with the assortment of chickens that were being given away. I've since become addicted to incubating and well...here I am. I just happened to replace the predated stock with EE chicks that are lay green/pink/tan eggs. My own pair lay blue and every one of them has been as tough as nails. I'm beyond impressed! With 30 years of breeding and genetics under my belt...I can't wait to develop the flock I have in my head.
Dodie, I love that!! Very fitting. She's beautiful...her comb reminds me of some of the combs on my Silkie crosses. Are all of your Dalmatians spotted? I'm not as familiar with the breed, but they can come as solids too?
Don't worry, there are so many posts on here have to get on every few minutes just to keep up.
Dalmatians are a breed from Europe, Dalmatian Bantams are a breed I am creating. Supposedly Dalmatian Bantams are suppose to be white with black spots, but because they are in development they come in all sorts of shapes and colors.
Sigh, Little Dude and Santos
Ruby (she has two chicks right now). Even in the cold she is doing well. I have to give them warm, unfrozen water each morning and they have a heat light as well.
Tad, with silkied feathers
One of my precious Dalmatian Roosters
Dastan my current rooster
The founding hen of the breed, Pip Squeak and her four grand-chicks
Dove the pullet (she has no black and no crest)
Dove perched on her adopted father's back for the night. He is one big rooster, but he's also so very sweet.
I am so sorry!
I have successfully hatched my Svarthönas' first eggs. At the time I was too scared something would happen to them and I wasn't taking any chances. That was about a year ago when the price for them was still very high. One of the pullets from a very first egg has a mild crossbeak but gets along fine in my layer group. The others didn't have any issues that I can remember. I would go ahead and set them if for no other reason than to check fertility and hatchability. Svarthönas can be difficult to hatch at times, so checking the latter is just as important as the former. JMHO. Good luck!
I noticed the discussion about the pullet eggs last night. I set everything I get...lol! I even set the teeny tiny micro pullet eggs from my tiny OEGB pullets. I successfully hatched chicks. Select the best chicks that have the traits that you want. Select the very best and eventually you will end up with the very best.
These are from the BYC NY HAL
These are the OEGB chicks from the pullets and hen (the smaller ones) taken Jan 19th.
All the recent pics, the EEs are standing in the way...