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post #891 of 1015

and, here's a little video of them out and about:

 

 

my rooster doesn't have any long tail feathers at this point, not sure why -- he really blends in with the girls!


Edited by lawatt - 1/25/16 at 6:28pm
-- laura, slowly getting organized to focus on Silverudd's blues (formerly isbars) and silver campines (with a handful of marans hens, too)
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-- laura, slowly getting organized to focus on Silverudd's blues (formerly isbars) and silver campines (with a handful of marans hens, too)
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post #892 of 1015

That is a beautiful sight!  I will have to get some pics of my breeders to share.  I get home after dark and the weekends are hectic here.  I'm a bad chicken mom..........

TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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post #893 of 1015
Hello! I only have one golden campine at the moment but would like to get a couple more. Love these little guys! Anyways i dont know anything about breed standard so would like an opinion on her flaws or strenghts. She is about 3 yrs old.Thanks!!
post #894 of 1015

@foxprairie - Your little girl looks very sweet, but she is not show quality.  I am sure she is a wonderful pet and that is even more important to many people.  I will say that she seems to have really dark eyes, which is good.  There are breeders that would like to have eyes that dark in their birds.  You didn't say where she came from, but I would guess either a commercial hatchery or a breeder that sells off the ones that won't be shown.  She is likely perky, quirky, and chatty.  I bet she is curious and busy but doesn't care to beheld.  What a joy they are to own. If you ever decide to breed them or to have some to show, let us know and we will help you locate some really good quality Campines.  In the meantime, enjoy your girl, she is very similar to the first ones I had.  They came from Ideal Hatchery and they were the reason I raise them now. 

TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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post #895 of 1015
Thanks Wisher 1000 i got her from dunlap hatchery. Yes she has been fun. She does have very dark eyes. I assumed she would not be show quality. Im glad i found this thread it been fun to see everyones pics:)
Edited by foxprairie - 1/28/16 at 12:34pm
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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #897 of 1015
Hey Wisher 1000 Hunter got his first egg today, LOL sorta shocked us as cold as its been. We put some sand in the run and they love it time to give them some nest now gotta love these Campines.
post #898 of 1015
That's great. Not all of my Campines have started yet but they are all close. They usually lay 2 or 3 eggs a week. Some hens do better, some lay less but this generation is a little better than what I had last year which were WAY better than the generation befor that. That's what I want - a little improvement each year. Back in their glory days, the Campines were nick named "The Everyday Layer." I hope to improve production in my line so that they more closely resemble that moniker.

I am leaving in the morning headed to the poultry show in Newnan, Georgia. I am taking ten Campines to show and to sell. Will any of you be there?
Edited by Wisher1000 - 2/18/16 at 5:07am

TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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Originally Posted by Wisher1000 View Post

That's great. Not all of my Campines have started yet but they are all close. They usually lay 2 or 3 eggs a week. Some hens do better, some lay less but this generation is a little better than what I had last year which were WAY better than the generation befor that. That's what I want - a little improvement each year. Back in their glory days, the Campines were nick named "The Everyday Layer." I hope to improve production in my line so that they more closely resemble that moniker.

I am leaving in the morning headed to the poultry show in Newnan, Georgia. I am taking ten Campines to show and to sell. Will any of you be there?

 

I didn't realize they laid that few of eggs. My 2 hens have each average 2-3 a week this winter, but last summer they were more like 5 a week. That was their 1st year of lay though, so it may drop this year. I still love their quirky personality though! My 4 pullets are about 14 weeks now so I'll have to start integrating them in before long.

post #900 of 1015

Like I said, that is what I'm getting from mine.  If you are getting more, that's great!  They should be laying at least five a week.

TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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