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post #301 of 1051

Bob, Thanks for all the invaluable information. I am reading all of this and trying to get an education and develop my eye. Without the knowledge that you are passing down, the attempt to preserve these heritage breeds isn't going to happen. It would be a pity for the breeds to be gone and the knowledge of the past to be lost. Thanks again.

post #302 of 1051
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Originally Posted by Robert Blosl 

The female in the front looks a little longer and thats what I like in a pullet. When they molt to be hens if they are short ass pullets the female looks short in body like a wyandotte. This means nothing to you folks who just want to raise chickens for yourself to look at. As a breeder who is trying to improve their strain its important. If you look at the picture of the standard of perfection mostly the black and white ones from the apa standard these birds are not cockerels and pullets. They are molted mature cock birds and hens. Many people are fooled buy this and then when you look at thier birds as hens and old males they are short in body. This is just a secret from the past that I was told to tell you some day.

Great strain of chickens. Dont bother Frank Reese about eggs or chicks. He does not have time to fool with us. He is to busy breeding his birds. Thank goodness Jermie got some and this is the guy you bother and Kathy. bob

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Originally Posted by Hillbilly Hen 
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Originally Posted by Robert Blosl 


There is a pullet up front with a long back see her? If there was anything I would like to see in this strain is a little more lenth of body in the female.

Reason when these females grow up to eightteen months of age and molt back in that is when you compair them to the standard of perfection picture in the apa standard.

When Schilinng use to go to the shows and teach new folks about their chickens he always stressed these pictures that I painted for the standard of perfection are not ckls and pullets.

If you are not carefull your hens and cock bird will be shorter in body and you will have females that will have a wyandotte lenth of body.

Do not kill a good pullet that you have raised because of what I am telling you. Its just a long range goal you need to work on.

Next color. Beginners do not need to worry about color the firest year or two. These birds have very good color and  you can work on that after you figure how to breed for type.

Keep up the good work I have about twenty barreds from Nebraska about twenty miles from me to look at. bob


Are you saying she should be longer in the back? Or that she already has a nice long back?
I do appreciate all the info I am finding here. Please keep it up!



Thanks so much for clarifying that for me Bob. I get confused easily hide I got these lovely birds fom Kathy.

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

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My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

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post #303 of 1051

Here are my younger pullets and cockerals.
I am looking to re home the cockerals.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/27698_100_5620.jpg
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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/27698_100_5616.jpg

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

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My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

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post #304 of 1051


Wish I was closer! I'd take them! droolinsmile

~ Aspen caf

post #305 of 1051

I am loving watching my BR's from Kathy grow. These are turning 24 weeks...
No crowing or squatting yet...still putting all their energy into growing.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/40145_dsc06632.jpghttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/40145_dsc06683.jpg
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Their fine and precise barring is fascinating. It is almost mesmerizing, like 60's OP Art.

* Blue/Wheaten Ameraucanas * Blue/Black Copper Marans * Welsummers * BLRW * New Hampshires* Delawares * Barred Rocks *

http://eightacresfarm.weebly.com/index.html

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* Blue/Wheaten Ameraucanas * Blue/Black Copper Marans * Welsummers * BLRW * New Hampshires* Delawares * Barred Rocks *

http://eightacresfarm.weebly.com/index.html

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post #306 of 1051

Beautiful! Mine are not crowing or squatting yet either.

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

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My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

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post #307 of 1051

Love the pictures Laura and Luanne!
Look! I have some that look just like yours!  lol

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/31282_8-25-11misc037.jpg

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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post #308 of 1051
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Originally Posted by kathyinmo 

Love the pictures Laura and Luanne!
Look! I have some that look just like yours!  lol

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/31282_8-25-11misc037.jpg


Yep...they sure do....especially the head in the feed bowl thing lol

* Blue/Wheaten Ameraucanas * Blue/Black Copper Marans * Welsummers * BLRW * New Hampshires* Delawares * Barred Rocks *

http://eightacresfarm.weebly.com/index.html

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* Blue/Wheaten Ameraucanas * Blue/Black Copper Marans * Welsummers * BLRW * New Hampshires* Delawares * Barred Rocks *

http://eightacresfarm.weebly.com/index.html

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post #309 of 1051

Gorgeous barred rocks, Im green with envy!

post #310 of 1051

Hi everyone,
Just got e-mails from Jeremy with these pictures to put on forum. These are his gorgeous winning Barred Plymouth Rocks from Good Shepherd Ranch.  Can't wait to get mine, (hopefully next month). [img][/img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80451_025.jpg
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First and second picture is of pullet that won Best in Show out of 300+ birds  Nebraska State Fair 4H Show.
Last two Champion American in Open Class Nebraska State Fair     Reserve Champion Best in Show in Junior (Open Class Show)

Thank You Jesus, Just for being YOU !!!!!!!!!!

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Thank You Jesus, Just for being YOU !!!!!!!!!!

http://jimspetsandpoultry.weebly.com

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