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Originally Posted by edgarmongold 
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Originally Posted by Robert Blosl 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/katz0556/New20Hempshires.jpg

For you who have some this is the color and shape I am looking for. bob


Actually that is an A. O. Schilling print and the color is too dark on the birds.

The OK University has a site and has the original prints of a male and female that A. O. Schilling did for the APA SOP.

Another good source is Feathersite which has pictures of actual birds.

I have maintained a strain of New Hampshire bantams since the 1980s.

If someone were to contact me and ask for New Hampshire Reds I would send them to a hatchery.


What if someone asked you where to get New Hampshire's.

post #92 of 111
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Originally Posted by Robert Blosl 

That male from Germany sure could score some high points under the old judging system. Could he be the best New Hampsire alive in the past fourty years? We have not seen anything like this since the days Ken Bowles showed them and Schilling took pictures of them That was in the 1950s. I had a guy email me Kathy wanting to get some of Franks birds. I told him to contact you. I think he will end up with a better bird. Franks birds are breed more for meat and will try to get some eggs from him to see what they look like and then share with the folks who want this breed.  Dougs Delawares sure did look sharp to me. You should have some excellent birds with what you have to cross this year. Bob


You must have not seen Lowell Grice's New Hampshires during the 80s.

They were the correct color and size for New Hampshire large fowl.

He was from OK.

post #93 of 111
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Originally Posted by neftaball 
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Originally Posted by edgarmongold 
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Originally Posted by Robert Blosl 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/katz0556/New20Hempshires.jpg

For you who have some this is the color and shape I am looking for. bob


Actually that is an A. O. Schilling print and the color is too dark on the birds.

The OK University has a site and has the original prints of a male and female that A. O. Schilling did for the APA SOP.

Another good source is Feathersite which has pictures of actual birds.

I have maintained a strain of New Hampshire bantams since the 1980s.

If someone were to contact me and ask for New Hampshire Reds I would send them to a hatchery.


What if someone asked you where to get New Hampshire's.


Frank Reese is running some out of I think KS.

Doug Akers has some nice exhibition stock that needs to be lightened up.

Doug is from IN.

There used to be two different styles of New Hampshire, egg layers and meat birds.

The egg layers were a darker color and smaller and the meat birds were a lighter color and bigger.

The APA when it recognized the breed in the middle 1930s combined the two into one and selected a color in between the two styles.

Ken Bowles was one of the individuals involved in getting the breed recognized.

I have actual photos of New Hampshires taken by A O Schilling and they would not compete in the American Class today.

I was Secretary/Treasurer of the New Hampshire Breeders Club of America for 17 years so know a little of the background of the breed.

We are having a Chat on Yahoo at NHBCA Yahoo Group this coming Thursday at 8pm EST if anyone is interested.

post #94 of 111

I'm more interested in meat type, Frank Reese's birds sound good to me in that he uses them for meat production on pasture and he says he breeds to the SOP. I like the idea that I could have birds I can show, but also being productive the way they were meant to. I am new to showing poultry, I got into it because of my children doing 4-H. I hope to be able to start showing in couple of years. Right now I gone back to school later in life and I should be done in a couple of years. I'm also trying to get some SQ Dorkings going.

post #95 of 111
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I'm more interested in meat type, Frank Reese's birds sound good to me in that he uses them for meat production on pasture and he says he breeds to the SOP. I like the idea that I could have birds I can show, but also being productive the way they were meant to. I am new to showing poultry, I got into it because of my children doing 4-H. I hope to be able to start showing in couple of years. Right now I gone back to school later in life and I should be done in a couple of years. I'm also trying to get some SQ Dorkings going.


The New Hampshire Breeders Club of America has reorginized and our new Secretary/Treasurer is:

New Hampshire Breeders Club of America
Brett Kreifels
P.O. Box 113 425 Chestnut St.
Springfield, NE 68059
(402) 679-1174
poultryguy@hotmail.com

We will also be having chats on the first Thursday night of the month at 8pm on NHBCA Yahoo Group Chat.

Feel free to join us.

post #96 of 111

I hate to see this thread die.  I'm wondering how Kathy's breeding is going and if anyone else is breeding.  I love my little Delawares and I want to improve my flock over time.  I'm interested in out breeding, and improving the lines within.  This thread seemed to be where people came to discuss it.

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post #97 of 111

I am breeding some of my Germans and waiting on some American New Hamp chicks to arrive! Hope to have two American lines soon

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post #98 of 111
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I am breeding some of my Germans and waiting on some American New Hamp chicks to arrive! Hope to have two American lines soon



That sounds really neat.  I would love to see pictures, and hear more about it.  

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post #99 of 111

I was looking for another thread and found this one and found that I posted many months ago so I thought I would let you know a little about the New Hampshire's I have seen for the past 10 months. I am working with a fellow in South Alabama with my old strain of Mohawk Rhode Island Reds which is 100 years old this year. They are still pure and have not lost much of their breed color or shape since I gave them up ten years ago. When I go over to look at the breeders I cant get in my car and say to myself if I had a second choice to have large fowl over Rhode Island Reds it would be these New Hampshire's Matt has  got from Doug from Indiana. They are simply stunning to look at and they lay tons of eggs. He has big fast growing chicks all over the place. Now you would think I would say White Plymouth Rocks would be my second choice as I have breed them for 25 years and am the past Secretary of the Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club. But folks this is a fantastic chicken for the back yard hobbyist. You don't have to show them, you don't have to own and look at a standard of perfection to see if they have the right leg color they are just a great all around chicken.Its like looking at a big flock of Golden Pheasants which is no pretty of a fowl than I have seen or Mandarin ducks.

 

They are in my view the best dual purpose chicken a family could own right now over Rhode Island Reds.

 

Now if you want the most eggs you can get out of a chicken get the feed store kind as they are breed for egg production and not looks or meat.

 

But one day if you want a great large fowl where you don't have to have a lot of females to give you eggs don't forget this old breed.

 

I hope you all join the New Hampshire Club and support its comeback. There is a few out there like I am talking about. The wont be at the feed stores or catalogs. bob

 

Old picture by Shcilling of a nice New Hampshire

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/katz0556/New20Hempshires.jpg

 

Matt 1616 cockerel from last year  

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/katz0556/100_0412.jpg

 

 


Edited by Robert Blosl - 2/26/12 at 10:54am
post #100 of 111
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These New Hampshire's Matt has  got from Doug from Indiana. They are simply stunning to look at and they lay tons of eggs. He has big fast growing chicks all over the place...But folks this is a fantastic chicken for the back yard hobbyist. You don't have to show them, you don't have to own and look at a standard of perfection to see if they have the right leg color they are just a great all around chicken.

 

Can you be more specific?  Are you referencing the German line?  Or is this different.  If so, more details about how to get in touch with these folks if they are selling chicks or hatching eggs.

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