Alrighty Jeff, took you up on your challenge and finally got some photos of my Kathy Hamps.
31 weeks old....3 cockerels, 9 pullets.
This is #1 cockerel who is over what I think are the three nicest pullets for the first round of hatching.
#2 on the left a couple of months ago, on the right a recent shot
#3 I think will help with the bit too high tails on some of these. (He looks so SERIOUS doesn't he?)
Ya know we have been talking about the color of these. It's said that the German line are darker
than preferred here. The SOP illustration shows an orangy bird, but the color description reads
"medium chestnut red" for both body and hackle. I have some of both...which do you think is more
correct, the deeper color on the left and the pullets above, or the lighter on the right?
Hi Kathy...finally got them posted
Aha my little draw the line in the sand is working huh? J?K Really and truly it was more directed out there in the wide open 'cause I figured sooner or later all the people Mrs. Kathy had provided NHs with were going to be too proud of them not to be showing them off. I didn't have your name in the bunch 'cause for the life of me at the time I couldn't remember who else she said had gotten some of the first bunches she was sending out. See like I said even bad publicity is still publicity it works you'll get all kinds of attention some you'll want some you don't.
Oh btw very nice birds I like all three of the boys and as I said I'm almost too biased to be asking to choose which or what to use as I've not seen too much wrong yet or nothing that can't be fixed with a little time a diligence in breeding.
On the pullet color ques. I say the one on the right is more uniform in color I'm still not sure if its the (dilluted) yellow hackles that are making the girls look dark or if they are just too dark and the yellow hackles are close to being what color they are supposed to be. More info from breeders is needed on this and what little has been given by one breeder was so vague I did'nt get much out of it. We'll all have to stick together on this stuff and hound those guys till we get results/or something to go by.