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I just took a peek at your chick pic of the week.  They sure are cute little things.  Congratswoot.gif

 

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A picture I took of my Buckeyes as chicks is the BYC picture of the week on the home page!  celebrate.gif  Woohoo for Buckeyes getting some exposure.



 

Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

post #4002 of 5233

The heritage broiler project is very interesting. There is a group here that is trying to sponsor kids who want to raise their meat projects using organic techniques this year.

 

My experience with the County Fair is that they're generally willing to add new events when they come with a sponsor.

One thing is for sure; a sheep is not a creature of the air. ... Notice that they do not so much fly as...plummet. ... As for flight, its body is totally unadapted to the problems of aviation.
One thing is for sure; a sheep is not a creature of the air. ... Notice that they do not so much fly as...plummet. ... As for flight, its body is totally unadapted to the problems of aviation.
post #4003 of 5233

Thanks, everyone. Looking forward to seeing how this goes. The hardcore poultry kids don't think much of the Heritage class. It will be educational to see how this plays out.

Raising America's premiere dual-purpose chicken created and perfected in the Buckeye state - Buckeyes.

Also raising Regal red turkeys.

 

http://www.americanbuckeyeclub.org/

http://www.americanbuckeyeclub.blogspot.com/

 

Raising America's premiere dual-purpose chicken created and perfected in the Buckeye state - Buckeyes.

Also raising Regal red turkeys.

 

http://www.americanbuckeyeclub.org/

http://www.americanbuckeyeclub.blogspot.com/

 

post #4004 of 5233

We would love to see your Buckeyes at the Coulee Region Poultry Show in Galesville WI on Sat Jun 2. 

 

I hope mine will be large enough to make an appearance, would love to see some great older birds there too!

 

They are all mobbing the door of the brooder hut!  They are acting like Marines!

Avatar is a "feathered" lobster from a very deep part of the ocean.
Currently Buckeye LF, BBS Ameraucana LF, Speckled Sussex LF, and the odd Delaware, Welsummer, Jaerhon, and/or Buff Brahma Bantam.  We want SQ Speckled Sussex LF, please contact me. 

Avatar is a "feathered" lobster from a very deep part of the ocean.
Currently Buckeye LF, BBS Ameraucana LF, Speckled Sussex LF, and the odd Delaware, Welsummer, Jaerhon, and/or Buff Brahma Bantam.  We want SQ Speckled Sussex LF, please contact me. 

post #4005 of 5233

Getting my Buckeye Pullets tomorrow!!!  Can't wait!!! 

 

Will have to see them to settle on names, but currently thinking chestnut and hazel???

 

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I would name one of them Nettie in honor of the breed's originator.   You could do all turn of the century names and have a theme.
 

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Getting my Buckeye Pullets tomorrow!!!  Can't wait!!! 

 

Will have to see them to settle on names, but currently thinking chestnut and hazel???

 



 

Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

Living the good life with husband of 33 years, three grown, married children, 4 grandchildren.  And about 550 hostas.
Raising heritage  LF RC RIR's,  a couple of Marans and a few olive and easter eggers for a pretty egg basket.

Member of the APA and Rhode Island Red Club of  America.
See why worming is so important:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7474233

post #4007 of 5233

Well, as luck would have it, won't be getting my birds today.  delivery is postponed till mid next week...  Gives me time to fix a few things on my tractor :)

 

 

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Atwoods Farm and ranch opened this morning in Monticello, Arkansas. They had Buckeye pullets from Ideal! Not the best quality line, but was nice to see them there. Lots of poultry supplies too!

An emergency came up. Prayers needed. Be back on 4/28/14 or later.

Hall Family Farm specializes in Heritage breeds of poultry.

Buff Orpingtons are our favorite. We also have: Black, Blue and White Orpington, Australorp, Red Dorking

Dark Brahma, Buff Minorca, Arkansas Blues, American Buff Geese, Narragansett Turkeys.

Jahdan is working with several more.

 

highfive.gif  Hall Family Farm Swap Page celebrate.gif  Ark...yippiechickie.gif

An emergency came up. Prayers needed. Be back on 4/28/14 or later.

Hall Family Farm specializes in Heritage breeds of poultry.

Buff Orpingtons are our favorite. We also have: Black, Blue and White Orpington, Australorp, Red Dorking

Dark Brahma, Buff Minorca, Arkansas Blues, American Buff Geese, Narragansett Turkeys.

Jahdan is working with several more.

 

highfive.gif  Hall Family Farm Swap Page celebrate.gif  Ark...yippiechickie.gif

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Are Duane Urch's Buckeyes really that good?

 

We got 15 on Feb 7. 

 

One has developed a horrible crossed beak.  His little skull even looks a bit deformed. 

 

Now I am a little worried that we will see this defect in the offspring of the other birds even if we do not use this particular individual for breeding.

 

What is the concensus? 

 

I know any two great birds will still sometimes throw offspring that are quite wide of the mark, but I spent so much for these, drove 4 hours round trip, and had such hopes for the boys to start a flock from them....to me this is more than a SOP flaw, but a quality of life flaw that I do not want any future birds to have.

 

Although he seems to eat fine, looks like he is the largest bird in the pen (of course!)

 

 

Avatar is a "feathered" lobster from a very deep part of the ocean.
Currently Buckeye LF, BBS Ameraucana LF, Speckled Sussex LF, and the odd Delaware, Welsummer, Jaerhon, and/or Buff Brahma Bantam.  We want SQ Speckled Sussex LF, please contact me. 

Avatar is a "feathered" lobster from a very deep part of the ocean.
Currently Buckeye LF, BBS Ameraucana LF, Speckled Sussex LF, and the odd Delaware, Welsummer, Jaerhon, and/or Buff Brahma Bantam.  We want SQ Speckled Sussex LF, please contact me. 

post #4010 of 5233

 

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JoAnn__WI:

 

Are Duane Urch's Buckeyes really that good?

 

We got 15 on Feb 7. 

 

One has developed a horrible crossed beak.  His little skull even looks a bit deformed. 

 

Now I am a little worried that we will see this defect in the offspring of the other birds even if we do not use this particular individual for breeding.

 

What is the concensus? 

 

I know any two great birds will still sometimes throw offspring that are quite wide of the mark, but I spent so much for these, drove 4 hours round trip, and had such hopes for the boys to start a flock from them....to me this is more than a SOP flaw, but a quality of life flaw that I do not want any future birds to have.

 

Although he seems to eat fine, looks like he is the largest bird in the pen (of course!)

 

 

Yes, Urch birds are good. His strain is probably the oldest and one of the most pure too. A cross beak or crooked toe(s) in a Buckeye is an incubator (temperature) problem, so environmental and NOT a genetic issue. He probably won't grow as well because he won't eat as well but if bred, you'd see that you'd get no cross beaks -- unless you had a temperature problem at some point in the incubation as well.

 

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