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post #11 of 355

I just looked them up.  What an interesting breed.  They sound like a massive bird.  

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post #12 of 355
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Yes, the breeder has a 13 lb rooster! He is quite impressive! Hmm,...what's a Beltsville Midget White turkey weigh, I wonder?
post #13 of 355

Well, they were called 'turkey-head'!

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Marans rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick who turned out to be Lying Larry the Black Copper Marans Rooster.

 

 

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post #14 of 355
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Ah, yes. Lol! There are 2 varieties of Malines. I have the single combed cuckoos & then there are the turkey heads. Some folks prefer the turkey heads, I guess as much as they prefer naked necks? Apparently the turkey head variety is here as well. I don't know who has them though. I started a thread on my local forum & have seen 2 other owners of Malines from Bart Nagel, my source. Seems they are new to the breed as well.
post #15 of 355

I saw a picture of the turkey heads.  They had very little comb and no wattles.  The photographed bird simply had a large red spot on his neck where his wattles would be.

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Marans rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick who turned out to be Lying Larry the Black Copper Marans Rooster.

 

 

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post #16 of 355
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Yes & I suppose those features would make them cold hardy. Nothing to get frost bit! I like the look of the single comb though. Just my preference.
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4 days old now. Top is the cockerel & 4 sisters below. Love those fuzzy legs!

post #18 of 355
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5 days old & no pasty butts! They're very quick in the brooder too. Fastest chicks I've ever seen!

 

 

 

 

post #19 of 355

I dropped in on this thread because I thought it was about  Belgian Malinois (dogs)  but,  I was surprised and pleased to learn about this chicken breed.  They are gorgeous and really have big, solid butts . Do they have to be meat birds or can they go on to live a normal life as breeders?

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post #20 of 355

Looking good!

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 2 horses, 4 cockatiels, 2 parakeets,  1 Blue Front Amazon, 1 Yellow Head Amazon, 4 cockatiels, two parakeets, 1 eccentric peacock, 1 pet terrapin, 1 Blue Copper Marans rooster, and 10 world famous Jersey Giants! New to the group is 3 Black Marans  chicks and one unidentified chick who turned out to be Lying Larry the Black Copper Marans Rooster.

 

 

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