1muttsfan's Chickens

The Little Yellow Coop
By 1muttsfan · Apr 15, 2013 · Updated Apr 17, 2013 · ·
  1. 1muttsfan
    Updated 4/16/2013

    Hi and welcome to my coop. While I have several breeds that are of special interest, my birds are primarily a source of eggs, meat, and considerable enjoyment. I have made every effort to get breeding birds from the best sources, and work hard to select those individuals that exemplify their breed's standards.

    Marraduna Basque (Euskal Oiloa)

    I am down to just one of these lovely birds, a hen who went broody last year for the first time at 6 years of age. She was a little hard on her eggs, and sat so tightly when they hatched that she squashed the first out. But after that she settled down and did a great job raising chicks.
    This breed originates from the Basque region of Spain, developed as a dual-purpose bird. They are generally very personable, bright and friendly birds, excellent foragers, and good egg layers as well. Occasionally a white individual will crop up, but they seem to be very rare. To find out more about these birds, go here: http://forums.euskaloiloas.com/ , or to Slow Foods http://www.slowfoodfoundation.com/pagine/eng/arca/dettaglio.lasso?-id=773&..


    Cream Legbars

    A breed originally developed in England as an autosexing commercial blue egg layer, they have in the last few years been introduced to the US by Greenfire Farms. All US birds originate from GFF importations. The stock is small in number and variable in size, color and egg color here, but many are striving for a more uniform standard. Many birds are gold in color instead of cream, but these gold birds are likely to carry the recessive cream gene. The coloration of both sexes is bright and colorful. I have one hen left, having switched to Arkansas Blues as my blue egg layers, but very much like the CL's both temperament and productivity. They are also useful for sex link olive egger crosses.

    Arkansas Blues

    These small-sized large fowl birds were developed originally at University of Arkansas as a project to produce a commercial blue egg laying bird. They are sprightly, active birds, and fly quite well; they prefer not to be handled, but are not flighty or fearful. They are typical Andalusian blue-black-splash in color, with some red leakage noted, although not all birds exhibit this. They lay beautiful large to XL blue eggs with no green coloration, and they lay lots of them; they are also quite feed efficient. Here is their thread - https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/arkansas-blue-egg-layers.874920/



    My Other Birds

    I tend to take Lots of pictures, so here are some of my favorites of the many beautiful birds I have had the pleasure of raising

    Bantam Cochins -

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    [​IMG] Splash pullet



    [​IMG] Lemon Blue and Brown Red group

    [​IMG] My favorite boy

    [​IMG] Broody frizzle with her Cream Legbar babies

    [​IMG] The Lemon Blue Twins

    Mille Fleur D'Uccle

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    [​IMG] Got something to say?

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    And various favorites over the years

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    Thanks for looking - Mary

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  1. TwoCrows
    Your flock is adorable!
  2. drumstick diva
    The pictures are lovely and I appreciate the information given, I love to read/see breeds I am not familiar with. Thank you for the education.
  3. snowflake
    Love the pics, and article,
    I hatched 2 hens and a roo, now 7 weeks old, from the pair I got from you last yr. they all have very nice yellow legs, my roo has a little to much white in his tail but is a handsome and friendly guy
  4. ChickensAreSweet
    I love the baby chick with the heart on his face!!! (6th from bottom) What lovely chickens!
  5. normanack
    Love all these pictures! Beautiful!
    If we ever meet, my daughter would love to buy a bantam Cochin -- maybe someday I'll be up your way. :)
  6. redchicken9
    I agree with the rest, so fun to see. Love the mille fleur in the snow!
  7. ChicKat
    Beautiful pictures!!! Thanks for the posts.
  8. Jayers
    My friends think you're a chicken goddess!
    Love ya, sis!
  9. Okiechickie
    Enjoyed your pictures :)
  10. blondiebee181
    LOVE the Bantam Cochin! I want Cochins next!
  11. snowflake
    very very nice, very well presented!!, love the feather footed baby
  12. Eggnog101
    Thank you for sharing your flock with us! Congrats on making POW!
  13. redneckgranny
    Thanks for showing us. But I never seen a chicken like that last one. LOL HAVE FUN!
  14. TXchickmum
    -fabulous pics and flock!!
  15. Chickenclucker
    Very nice pictures!!! love your flock!
  16. chickenpooplady
    Beautiful pictures and gorgeous flock!!! Congrats on Picture of the week!
  17. OrpieLover31
    Nice chickens!
  18. sunnyvera
    Thanks for sharing. The color of the Legbar eggs are gorgeous. They look to be at least "large" in size, maybe even larger.
  19. Mr MKK FARMS
    Beautiful chickens you've got!
  20. JacobMaxwell
    Beautiful chickens. I've always liked the heritage and exotic breeds.
  21. chickiemommy
    I love the pictures of your Mille Fleur D'Uccles. :) I have also have a Mille Fleur D'Uccle rooster, and I just love him. He's so good with his girls!
  22. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process.
  23. cluckcluckluke
    Great story and good pictures.
    Thanks :).

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