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Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #1162 of 120512/19/15 at 12:14pmQuote:
Wow! Those birds are pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy tooBe so happy that when others look at you they become happy toopost #1163 of 120512/22/15 at 9:59pmpost #1164 of 120512/24/15 at 10:06amQuote:
You asked for a critique.
I would say that you have done very well with your birds and are to be commended and you should be proud of them. I'm sure you are.
I'll start with your male because he is directly above where I'm typing and I can look at him while I do so. He looks very nice. Improvements in lacing could happen on his tail and on the feathers of his lower breast directly in front of his legs. I have this same issue with my birds' lacing and so I see it. Other than that, I would like to see him hold his wings a lot higher and tighter. And then finally, a bit more breast on him will give him that "proud" look that he should have.
I cannot tell about his length of fluff for sure because his wing is in the way. It seems to be a problem with all U.S. Andalusians. Most of them have fluff that is too long. I can see his hock joints well below the rest of him and this is proper but it kind of looks like his fluff is bordering on too long. I am working on this as well. Their fluff is to be "rather short" so that the leg stands out and is easily seen.
Your females are beautiful! The only thing I have to say about them is that their fluff is entirely too long. Their hock joints should also be quite visible well below their bellies. Work on getting that fluff shorter. You want to see those thighs because they are to be leggy as well.
Good luck in Modesto. I will be trying to attend. Weather plays a big part in whether I can get over the pass or not and so do finances. Things are tight for us right now but I will be trying to attend. I look forward to seeing your birds in person!post #1165 of 120512/25/15 at 2:21pmThanks for the critique.
Ya I definitely need to work on less fluff, but I never even noticed how low my ckrl holds his wings thanks for pointing that out. Do you plan on showing in Modesto if you can make it? I've seen some pictures of your birds and they seem to be real pretty as well.post #1166 of 120512/25/15 at 2:23pm
If I can make it, I hope to be able to bring birds as well. I need to go look at my stock and see if I have anything even close to worthy.post #1167 of 120512/25/15 at 5:24pmpost #1168 of 12051/29/16 at 10:50am
I only have one Blue Andalusian, from a hatchery. I LOVE their coloring, but I must say she is the strangest bird we've ever had! She chases our cats, sasses the dog and is determined to roost in the trees. She even tried to follow us into the woods on a walk once. She is my daughter's favorite though, and is named Neptune. Do any of you have similar experiences with this breed, or is she an anomaly?
-Lizpost #1169 of 12051/29/16 at 11:58am
Mine will sass the cats when they walk by but I cannot free range and so they don't follow me on walks. I love their personalities though.post #1170 of 12052/9/16 at 8:13pm
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