BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Pictures & Stories of My Chickens › New Brahma Group: Blue Partridge x Partridge, Plus Dark
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Brahma Group: Blue Partridge x Partridge, Plus Dark - Page 36

post #351 of 662
That's a shame for Apollo but great news for the Brahmas!
post #352 of 662
Thread Starter 

Bailey's egg was fertile, no question. Weirdly, BR Thea's have not been fertile yet and she's been laying for a couple of weeks. I have not seen Hector actually mate any of the girls yet. He makes overtures, even grabs them, but has never completed the deed that I've ever witnessed.

 

So, the $640000 question is, who is Bailey's egg fertile by? Apollo, or one of her own Brahma guys?

 

Sorry for the glare, but it's very definitely a bullseye.

 

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply
post #353 of 662

Hector is just maturing slowly - both physically and mentally.  He's just catching up with his big size.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
Reply

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
Reply
post #354 of 662
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1muttsfan View Post
 

Hector is just maturing slowly - both physically and mentally.  He's just catching up with his big size.


Hector just caused a little ruckus with the Brahmas. I heard chaos over the baby monitor. Hector's group and the Brahma group were out together because I've never seen Hector mate the Brahmas, nor show any interest in them.

 

I couldn't find Bash, called Hector who came out of the barn, but no Bash. I went in and found Betsy up on Hector's roost, then more thumping and Bash suddenly launched himself on top of a trash can that sits outside Hector's pen with Hector in hot pursuit. I chased Hector out and Bash ran into the back storage area. About the time I put Betsy into her own pen, DH came in to see what was going on. I told him that Hector was beating up on poor Bash and pointed to where Bash was hiding. He walked to the back and stood, held out his arms and said, "Bash, come here, baby" (baby, yeah, he's HUGE!). That big giant of a baby rooster walked over to DH and literally danced from one foot to the other in anticipation of being picked up, which DH did and held him against his chest. Bash was quite happy for the rescue.

 

Earlier, Bash had been on the outside roost beside Bailey when DH came over to pet Bailey. Bash began picking at DH's shirt so DH came over and Bash literally rested his head against DH's stomach to get petted. Oh, my, if this keeps up, he's going to make me completely fall in love with him. He and Bruno could not be more opposite.

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply
post #355 of 662
love.gif Think I'm falling for him too

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
Reply

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
Reply
post #356 of 662
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1muttsfan View Post

love.gif Think I'm falling for him too


Not unexpected with the way he's turning out!

 

 

I tried to take pics in their pen in spite of the afternoon sun glare. I need to measure that side wall that Bash was standing against to see how tall he stands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

@brahmapapa I hope you've checked in to see how these kids turned out! They are just gorgeous, aren't they?


Edited by speckledhen - 12/15/16 at 3:08pm

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply
post #357 of 662
They look like giants! Hopefully Bruno and Bash turn out perfect.
post #358 of 662
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wyatt0224 View Post

They look like giants! Hopefully Bruno and Bash turn out perfect.

I wish photos could do them justice. They are absolutely stunning. I'm so pleased with how they're all looking and my decision to get more Brahmas. I hope the other four begin laying soon.

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply
post #359 of 662
Thread Starter 

Bash is 24" tall at his head height when standing up fully but not stretching. I measured that side wall, or rather, had DH do it.

 

I also told him that he needs to paint one of those Brahma boys the way he did Isaac and Lancelot (Ladyhawk's rooster). The colors would be gorgeous.

 

 

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

Reply
post #360 of 662
They are absolutely georgeous! I love the heavy amount of feathering on the feet.
Official scribe of the citizens of Brahmalot, personal servant to the kings and queens therein.  Proud owner of not one, but two Great Dane puppies!
Reply
Official scribe of the citizens of Brahmalot, personal servant to the kings and queens therein.  Proud owner of not one, but two Great Dane puppies!
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Pictures & Stories of My Chickens › New Brahma Group: Blue Partridge x Partridge, Plus Dark