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[quote name="satay" so glad you finally got some of the wet stuff. Hope u see more and often
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Hearty congrats on your first prize there - a beautiful silkie ( by the looks of it ) ...... is that McLeod ?   
It is indeed. Not much of an achievement though. He had no competition.
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It is indeed. Not much of an achievement though. He had no competition.

His comb and earlobes are far to light to do well overall
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As I lie here unable to sleep because of the incessant barking of a dog a few doors up, I wonder why that seems acceptable but I can't keep my rooster.


So annoying!

I was woken at four am by a vehicle a street away. I know there are supposed to be volume controls/limits but they don't seem to be inforced on trucks, bikes and hoon hot rods. Several times my infant has been woken during the day and night.
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Congrats - but I can't read the card. What are the details?
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You need a looooong holiday! !

I have nearly finished the silkies coop. If it would stop raining I could dig the trench around it to add the mortar mix around it. They are approaching 8 weeks and definitely ready for outside! The little D'Uccle is jumping on everyone lol



Once the mortar is in I have some golden cane palms to put in that will grow quickly to add shade. The tree that is behind it when it's much bigger will provide shade also.

Now if it will just stop raining!

Very nice! Makes my yard look like a hillbilly's.
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My exciting news is that it finally rained at the land that rain forgot. celebrate.gif I am sure we didn't receive the total they did near the coast but my ground is wet and all my gardens so I am super happy. wee.gif Edited to add just checked the gauge and we had 35mm.. Best for the year so far celebrate.gif

That is wonderful. I know the uplifting that gives.

That's about as much as I had running down my stairs inside my house. That's not so good.
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His comb and earlobes are far to light to do well overall

 

It may have been the lighting on the photo you originally took of McLeod, perched on top of a green cat carrier .... but in that photo - his wattles and comb seem very strongly red,

in the photo.  

 

Did you mean  they are not big enough ?   Still and all, he's a beautiful boy, with such lovely plumage.    And at least he's won 1 first prize.   

 

You never know - when he is more mature, he might make it higher up the scale in the show ring .... 

 

Cheers.  ... 

Aussie chook enthusiast !!! 

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It may have been the lighting on the photo you originally took of McLeod, perched on top of a green cat carrier .... but in that photo - his wattles and comb seem very strongly red,
in the photo.  

Did you mean  they are not big enough ?   Still and all, he's a beautiful boy, with such lovely plumage.    And at least he's won 1 first prize.   

You never know - when he is more mature, he might make it higher up the scale in the show ring .... 

Cheers.  ... 
They are rather red. That is the problem. His wattles and comb are supposed to be dark purple nearly black. His light blue earlobe are supposed to be a really dark blue.
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That is wonderful. I know the uplifting that gives.

That's about as much as I had running down my stairs inside my house. That's not so good.

 

Good news about the rain - but not about water inside your house.  

 

Now it is our turn ... it is extremely cold here, and rain has barely stopped for several days, but has not been deluges like up north.  

 

Slackened off to sleet and very light snow today ( nothing that stayed on the ground though ) .... 

 

It is just after 4.30 pm and the temp outside is 8°c.    Wind chill makes it feel like a lot less than that.  

 

Poor Molly RIR is in a heavy moult and looks like nothing on earth - but there she is - wandering around her muddy run, in the freezing wind, and sleet, and seeming to be perfectly happy about it all.   Her two fully feathered ( now ) friends are hiding in their coops !! :rolleyes:  I am going out now to lock them all up for the night.    

 

 

Cheers ...... 

Aussie chook enthusiast !!! 

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