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Belgian Malines (Mechels)

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I'm looking for breeders of the Belgian Malines...Malinois Kalkoenkop.  I would like to purchase eggs or chicks to start a breeding program.

 

The breed was recognized in1898 developed in Mechelen area of Belgiam..  They have been bred in the US once they were imported from the UK or Belgiam/Netherlands.  The birds are large and a nice dual purpose breed (Cocks 11 lbs, hens 8.8 lbs).  They make a nice table bird because their extra down allows the fat to be distributed thru the meat instead of just under the skn as in most breeds.   Most of the birds in Belgian are bred now for the gourmet market.

http://ultimatefowl.com/wiki/index.php?title=Maline

 

A few pictures are posted on the link:

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Mech/BRKMechels.html

 

This old card is what triggered my quest:

 

LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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post #2 of 24
Thread Starter 
It's been a while since I posted this request so I thought I would update.
A gentleman from Flanders has joined the BYC Cochin thread and knows of breeders in that area. A discussion is ongoing on possible importation of eggs to get some started here again.
Checking into the best way to accomplish that process.

LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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post #3 of 24

Please PM me. I have them here in Canada. 

Growing 40 strains of garlic, breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs and raising chickens: Black Copper Marans & Malines/Mechels (Single coombed cuckoo variety). Come and see our birds and garlic at www.bulbsoffire.com
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Growing 40 strains of garlic, breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs and raising chickens: Black Copper Marans & Malines/Mechels (Single coombed cuckoo variety). Come and see our birds and garlic at www.bulbsoffire.com
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post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 

I've sent you a pm filled with many questions!   Thank you for responding.    

I have been unable to acquire eggs or chicks as of yet.


Edited by NanaKat - 2/22/13 at 4:13pm

LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Shellz from Canada has shared on another breed thread that she acquired the Black Barred single comb variety from Bart Nagel.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/447684/farming-and-homesteading-heritage-poultry/980
beginning at post 987. She has promised to keep us updated on the progress of her eggs/ chicks.

Here is a link Bart sent me a while back on the breed.
http://www.aviculture-europe.nl/nummers/06E01A07.pdf

And here is a link to his web page
http://www.bulbsoffire.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=48
Edited by NanaKat - 6/14/13 at 2:16pm

LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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LF: Col W., Cochins. Projects: Blue CW, Birchen W.   B: OEGB, Rosecomb, d'Anvers.Delaware

"Speak kind words; hear kind echos."  "When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there."  

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." 

Fabric Temptress - http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3104712#p3104712
 

 

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post #6 of 24

Good stuff NanaKat!

 

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www.javahillfarm.com

"The world is demanding to know, not "What are you?" or "What do you look like?" but "What can you do?" - The Call of The Hen by Walter Hogan
 

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www.javahillfarm.com

"The world is demanding to know, not "What are you?" or "What do you look like?" but "What can you do?" - The Call of The Hen by Walter Hogan
 

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post #7 of 24

I would love to get some of these hatching eggs.

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Here's a video of our Malines chicks at about two months of age.  They are at that awkward teenage stage and beginning to show their adult cuckoo color pattern.  I recommend you use the HD setting for a better view.

 

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post #9 of 24

So it looks like they finally made it to America.  Good choice.

www.javahillfarm.com

"The world is demanding to know, not "What are you?" or "What do you look like?" but "What can you do?" - The Call of The Hen by Walter Hogan
 

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www.javahillfarm.com

"The world is demanding to know, not "What are you?" or "What do you look like?" but "What can you do?" - The Call of The Hen by Walter Hogan
 

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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by stoneunhenged View Post

Here's a video of our Malines chicks at about two months of age.  They are at that awkward teenage stage and beginning to show their adult cuckoo color pattern.  I recommend you use the HD setting for a better view.


Will they be available at green fire farms
 I hate it when people say chickens are stupid.
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 I hate it when people say chickens are stupid.
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