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post #21 of 36
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who are you calling a puffball !
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is too a roo !

well show birds are bred for bigger crests and more overall fluff.  birds from hatcheries are bred for production , but both make great broodies

you could always get some eggs shipped to you wink


but then id need an incubator. and have you seen how much those cost? like, $90 at least! i would be washing windows till im 50!

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post #22 of 36

you have any broody hens ?

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post #23 of 36
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you have any broody hens ?


not at the moment... i only have one semi-mature silkie pullet (and 2 pullet babies), and she isnt laying yet. maybe in the spring...

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post #24 of 36

more cuckoo  big_smile

took a few snapshot this afternoon
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Bantams: Cochins, Rosecombs, Silkies Geese: Sebastopol, Buff Dewlap Toulouse, White African Ducks: Call, Muscovy  Peafowl: Purple, Opal, Cameo Silver Pied   NPIP 64-1039

 

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post #25 of 36
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thepdroolinlovelovelovelovelovelove
SO GORGEOUS!!!!


Edited by Tanichca - 9/30/10 at 4:46pm
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post #26 of 36

Totally Gorgeous!!

Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

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post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by muddyhorse 

who are you calling a puffball !
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38899_100_0686.jpg
is too a roo !

well show birds are bred for bigger crests and more overall fluff.  birds from hatcheries are bred for production , but both make great broodies

you could always get some eggs shipped to you wink


but then id need an incubator. and have you seen how much those cost? like, $90 at least! i would be washing windows till im 50!


I bought my incubator at TSC for $48 something with tax like $50 bucks

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Black Bantam Ameraucanas and Mottled Rosecomb Projects

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post #28 of 36
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Wow I LOVE the lavender cuckoo! The paint is really pretty as well. Anyone have any idea how to get the colors?


I made the lavender cuckoos in my d'anvers. They are fairly easy, breed cuckoo males to the lavenders, breed the offspring back to cuckoo again and your there. May even get a couple in the f1 project

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post #29 of 36

I understand that lavender will soon be an accepted variety in Silkies.  Anyone have an update?

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Originally Posted by muddyhorse 

who are you calling a puffball !
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/38899_100_0686.jpg
is too a roo !

well show birds are bred for bigger crests and more overall fluff.  birds from hatcheries are bred for production , but both make great broodies

you could always get some eggs shipped to you wink


but then id need an incubator. and have you seen how much those cost? like, $90 at least! i would be washing windows till im 50!


I bought my incubator at TSC for $48 something with tax like $50 bucks


Be ware of those Little Giant incubators Tractor Supply sells. The ones I bought as well as numerous other members reports on here, never hatched squat. Their thermostats are so cheaply made and fluctuate so much in the cycle (up to 8 degrees on mine). I never could get anything to hatch in them. Even tried to just use them as hatchers for the last 3 days, they'd still cook them. As for small styrofoam ones, yes they run about $90, but it's hard to beat a Hovabator, they'll hatch anything you put in them...


Havent heard on the lavender silkies. It usually takes many years for new colors to get recognized, and they just havent been around in pure silkie for very long, may be a ways off yet...But then again you know how silkie folks are, they can be persistent, LOL

~Aubrey & Aimee~

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Breeders Specializing in  30+ colors  quality D'Anver, 15+ colors  Bantam Phoenix,  Ohiki , 4 colors Bantam Sumatra,  Imported lines of large fowl Phoenix, Longcrower , Cayuga Ducks, 10 colors  Call Ducks. 25+ years experience  with migratory waterfowl.

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~Aubrey & Aimee~

JOIN THE D'ANVER CLUB OF AMERICA!
Breeders Specializing in  30+ colors  quality D'Anver, 15+ colors  Bantam Phoenix,  Ohiki , 4 colors Bantam Sumatra,  Imported lines of large fowl Phoenix, Longcrower , Cayuga Ducks, 10 colors  Call Ducks. 25+ years experience  with migratory waterfowl.

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