Originally Posted by CanadianBuckeye
If you ever come across any Buckeye stuff, I'd be thrilled to read it! I've read through some of the old journals, and never seen anything other than ads for Buckeye incubators.
oh that sounds like fun, I will look around.
here ya go. Pages 14 and 15, then continued on Page 29.
Poultry Success mag was out of Ohio. I think you will find more on Nettie there.
Oh my, look at all the Poultry Success mags on "full view" at HathiTrust! Maybe find some good Buckeye stuff surfing thru them?
Try surfing Metcalf Buckeyes or Nettie Metcalf .
Page 33, one column:
Summer Eggs For Hatching by Mrs. Frank (Nettie)Metcalf, Sept. 1904, Page 15:
So by 1919, Nettie was in California. I wonder if she brought Buckeyes with her?
Some other early name in the breed to research too:
July, 1919 Page 27
The election of the American Buckeye Club
resulted as follows:
Honorary President, Mrs. Nettie Metcalf, Inglewood, Calif.;
president, H. W. Deem. Eaton, Ohio:
vice-president, H. A. Drew, Vernon, N. J.; secretary treasurer, Will Seyler, El Campo, Texas;
election commissioner, N. S. Bick, Mulberry, Indiana.
Here's an add for her eggs, Poultry Success, v.20 Feb. 1909, Page 137:
BUCKEYES—Pea Comb. Eggs from
choice matings. Breeder of Buff Rocks
and Pekin Ducks. Mrs. Frank Metcalf.
East Market St.. Warren, Ohio. 2-09
More ads in Poultry Success , Poultry success. v.26 1915
BUCKEYES—Winners Chicago, Cleveland, Cin-
cinnati, Columbus. Eggs and stock. Geo. Brad-
ley, Xenia, Ohio. cf
DEEM'S ARISTOCRAT BUCKEYES—Hatching
eggs tor early chicks. Buckeye Poultry Yards,
Eaton, Ohio. 4-15
BUCKEYES AND BUFF ORPINGTON DUCKS
—Stock, young and old, exhibition and utility.
Eggs for hatching. Catalogue free. Llndley T.
Place. Meshoppen. Pa. 5-15
article: Poultry success. v.26 April, 1915. Page 87 :
Lustrous Mahogany Buckeyes
"To the farmer, fancier or ultra-poultryman
looking for the fowl 'Beautiful,' an all around
breed of excellent laying and table qualities, a
hearty breed having a strong rigorous constitu-
tion to withstand exposure and disease, no mis-
take can be made in selecting the 'Lustrous Ma-
hogany Buckeyes,'" says 0. A. Bridges, of
Zanesville, Ohio, specialty breeder of this va-
The Buckeyes were originated from the Asiat-
ics and Cornish Indian. From the Asiatics
they received their heavy laying qualities and
their fine Juicy meat come from the Indian
Games. Their shape is a blending of the Rock
and Cornish. Weights are: Cock, 9 lbs.; hens,
6 lbs.; cockerel, 8 lbs.; pullet, 5 lbs. They are
beautiful birds in form and feathered a deep
rich mahogany bay.
Because of their sterling qualities, as unsur-
passed winter layers of large brown eggs, as a
fowl of highest table quality, as a bird giving
returns on a small amount of feed, and also
because of their hardiness, size and color, Mr.
Bridges reports that the Buckeyes are meeting
with popular favor and attracting the attention
of poultrymen everywhere.
In addition to the exceptional utility quality
of his Buckeye stock, Mr. Bridges' birds have
shown class In the show room, winning seven
firsts, four seconds and one third at Madison
Square Garden, N. Y., Boston, Mass., Taunton,
Mass., Dayton and Zanesville, Ohio.
Mr. Bridges is also breeding R. C. Reds and
Silver Camplnes. See his ad. and send for
Here ya go, here's the Mother Lode. This hit is rife with stuff on Metcalf and the Buckeyes.
Apparently this hit covers their discussions with APA when the breed was being accepted.
Nettie explains the breed and how it ought to be. Too much for me to read, lots to enjoy here.
I can't locate anything on Metcalf or Buckeye in 1900 and 1901. So seems the earliest they
showed in this series was the 1902-08 volme.:
Buckeye discussion starts on Page 31 with a motion to discuss admission of new breeds
. They are discussing the Buckeye Red and the Pea Combed Rhode Island Red.
"Secretary Orr—And Mr. Chairman, I now renew my motion that we now take up
the subject of new breeds."
Proceedings of the American poultry association ... v.27-33 1902-08.
Standard-bred poultry. v.116.
History of the Buckeye starting on Page 62
Well Hello, Nettie! Out in Calif in 1910.
Pacific poultrycraft. 1910. Page 12
Out Among The Breeders ( See "Inglewood" section).
FYI, Nettie became Life member of APA on Feb. 2, 1904.
Hum, see they are adverted as Buckeye Reds.
But admitted to the APA as simply Buckeyes.
So this must have been a year or two before admission?
The Poultry tribune. v.12 1906/07. Page 43
BUCKEYE EGGS, $1.00 per 15. Yearling:
hens for sale after June 1st, to make room
for chicks, which we will offer for sale in the-
Fall. P. N. Dunn, Humboldt, Iowa.
ORIGINAL METCALF BUCKEYE BEDS.
Scored in show room by Warnock. Males,
rich velvety red. Females, deep garnet red.
Not buffs. Eggs from three fine pens. W.
H. Monroe, Earlham, Iowa. 4-june0T
Edited by 3riverschick - 5/30/16 at 9:46pm