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he will be 2 in the spring.im sure with work he could be a lapper
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Originally Posted by memphis View Post

Wow he's handsome Feedman. How old is he? My girls would swoon.

I really need to decide on if I want a tom. Worried that I only have the two girls. If they were all like JJ I'd take one in a second.
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It was -21 last night here too, and the wind made it feel -40. It was very chilly today in Montana!
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Originally Posted by memphis View Post

Wow he's handsome Feedman. How old is he? My girls would swoon.

I really need to decide on if I want a tom. Worried that I only have the two girls. If they were all like JJ I'd take one in a second.

I have bourbon boy lappers that would be perfect for your ladies lol.png
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Here's on to ponder on. tried to get him to strut but he looked at me like I was nuts.

would have put on above post but stupid phone messed up


This one looks like a young JJ, What is his color red bronze ?

post #10475 of 13478
his dad was a bronze over blue slate. mom bourbon red.

I've been calling him a blue red bronze. not to good on doing the porter calculator.
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This one looks like a young JJ, What is his color red bronze ?
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I just went out to give my birds their scratch grains before dark and found Cinnamon, my 6 mo old jake mounting the dead body of my jenny Cornbread. 😭 I feel like blaming him, but I'm sure it probably wasn't his fault. I don't know. Can a tom crush a hen to death? I checked her all over and found no wounds or plucked patches. They've all been huddling up a lot against the cold lately, but if she was sick, it wasn't obvious. Man, I hate the downside of bird keeping. sad.png
Chicken math:  "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it!" + "If you go looking for trouble you will find it." =  "I got up here, now how do I get down?"
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Chicken math:  "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it!" + "If you go looking for trouble you will find it." =  "I got up here, now how do I get down?"
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Originally Posted by feedman77 View Post

his dad was a bronze over blue slate. mom bourbon red.

I've been calling him a blue red bronze. not to good on doing the porter calculator.


Bronze over Blue Slate will produce either a Barred Black (split to Bronze)

 

http://www.porterturkeys.com/MBarredBlack.jpg

 

or a Barred Slate (split to Bronze)

 

http://www.porterturkeys.com/MBarredSlate.jpg

 

The Barred Black over a Bourbon Red will not produce anything like your current tom.

 

The Barred Slate over a Bourbon Red can among other colors produce Rusty Slates and Blu Red Bronzes.

 

I have to agree with Ralph in that I think your tom looks more like a Rusty Slate than a Blue Red Bronze.

Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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Oh Finnie I'm so sorry...
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Originally Posted by Finnie View Post

I just went out to give my birds their scratch grains before dark and found Cinnamon, my 6 mo old jake mounting the dead body of my jenny Cornbread. 😭 I feel like blaming him, but I'm sure it probably wasn't his fault. I don't know. Can a tom crush a hen to death? I checked her all over and found no wounds or plucked patches. They've all been huddling up a lot against the cold lately, but if she was sick, it wasn't obvious. Man, I hate the downside of bird keeping. sad.png


Sorry for your loss.  I have never had a tom kill a hen by crushing her.  I have had hens have their sides ripped open by unwanted breeding attempts.  Those wounds are easy to spot.  On the other hand, if a young tom finds a dead hen, he will definitely mount her. 

Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

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Welsummers, mixed breed chickens, Blue Slate turkeys, Sweetgrass turkeys and guineas.

In wonderful Wyoming.

Bob

 

My photo album

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Originally Posted by R2elk View Post
 


Sorry for your loss.  I have never had a tom kill a hen by crushing her.  I have had hens have their sides ripped open by unwanted breeding attempts.  Those wounds are easy to spot.  On the other hand, if a young tom finds a dead hen, he will definitely mount her. 

 

 

A young Tom will mount an upside dish.

 

 

 

R2elk  I was not sure of that Tom, He looks a little more red than JJ but not enough to rule out being a rusty slate.  That's why I asked, Glad you agreed he could be a young JJ.


Edited by duluthralphie - 12/17/16 at 3:13pm
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