@minniechickmama here's the pics of the hens I have.
Poor hen, the roosters gave her a bare patch on her head. She has no lacing. Not sure what to do with her. Very sweet temperament, that's the only thing I'd breed her for.
This must be a sister to the other. She has feather splitting, and those splashes of dark feathers. That would disqualify, right? Sweet temperament too.
This one I think I'll keep to start the flock. She isn't fantastic, but definitely better than the others. She has rich shimmery black feathers that have no hint of green in them. Just a black with black/gray sheen.
Apparently this black one with the tan splotched head was supposed to be a bbs. Why can't people do a better job at breeding!! Ugh. Will sell her as a mixed flock layer.
Here's the lacing I need, on the wrong bird!!! Argh!!
Here's some fun pics:
My little lemon cuckoo I will be selling this spring, if he decides he's a he like I think he is. It's pretty dark, he has more cuckoo than the picture makes out. That isn't a ton of poo in the background, it's actually a black tarp. I got sick of newspaper under their roosts and switched to a trap that I can reuse and shake off.
White maran for egg color variety for eggs.
Some really lovely jubilee orpingtons (Although they almost look spangled/mottled to me). I was actually really impressed by this breeders quality. Eggs came from south Carolina. I will likely sell them as a breeding pair this spring. That red ranger in the top left, what a goofball. She is totally photo bombing the picture!
My goofy little California white that we named white castle. She is always into something.
I also have Easter eggers for egg color. Hopefully I finally get some blue or green eggs. That's all of it! I have my buffs in there too, but they will likely go... and I will end up with just bbs orpingtons and colored egg layers for the CSA.
Edited by athalia17 - 1/8/16 at 8:00am