Articles from Dandelion007

Dandies Handy Hatching Emporium This non-working commercial refrigerator had a price I could not argue with... FREE! All I had to do was bring the trailer and they even loaded it. This definitely proves that one man's junk is another's treasure. Not pictured is the original glass doors. One is filled with condensation. I plan to fix it but that will be a later project. Right now I NEED a reliable bator and I can deal that issue later. My dreams include multiple shelves of egg...
Egyptian Fayoumi From 2009 Hatch The Fayoumi is a breed of chicken originating in Egypt. Fayoumis are a very old breed in their native region, and are named for the Faiyum Governorate southwest of Cairo and west of the Nile. They have been present in the West since at least the 1940s, when they were imported from Egypt by an Iowa State University Dean of Agriculture. However, they are not officially recognized for exhibition by the American Poultry Association (APA), and are not included...
OEG Red Pyle Bantams OEG Ginger Red Bantams We currently have Old English Game Bantams in the following varieties: Ginger Red, Porcelain, Blue Spangled, Crele, Red Pyle, BB Red, Black, Spangled and Birchen. *** AWARDS *** Heart of the Ozarks Poultry Association Show ~ Fayetteville, AR ~ 2009 Ginger Red OEGB Cock ~ Junior ~ Best of Variety Ginger Red OEGB Hen ~ Junior ~ Reserve of Variety Ginger Red OEGB Pullet ~ Junior ~ 1st Place Red Pyle OEGB Cockerel ~ Junior ~ Best of...
Appenzeller Spitzhaubens From 2009 Hatch The Appenzeller is a breed of chicken originating in the Appenzell region of Switzerland. The Appenzeller comes in two varieties. The Spitzhauben, meaning "pointed hood", has a V-comb and feather crests in males and females. The Barthuhner ("bearded hen") has a rose comb and no crest. Both types appear in either black, golden spangled and silver spangled plumage. Today the breed is largely an ornamental one kept for showing, but it lays also...
*** SHOW RESULTS *** Northeast Oklahoma Poultry Show ~ Pryor, OK ABA Will be Held on March 6, 2010 Great Plains Game Bantam Federation Show ~ Newcastle, OK ABA Will be Held on February 27, 2010 South Central Poultry Show ~ Cement, OK ABA Held on February 13, 2010 Junior Bantam Show - Corey Birchen MGB Cock - Reserve Modern Barred Plymouth Rock Cockerel - Reserve of Breed AOV Serama Cockerel - Reserve of Breed Ginger Red OEGB Pullet - Best of Variety Birchen MGB Hen - Reserve Variety...
MGB Red Pyle Pair MGB Birchen Pair The Birchen pair are from Brent Davenport lines. *** AWARDS *** Heart of the Ozarks Poultry Association Show Birchen MGB Cockerel ~ Junior ~ Reserve of Modern Game Birchen MGB Pullet ~ Junior ~ Reserve of Variety Red Pyle MGB Cockerel ~ Junior ~ Best of Variety Red Pyle MGB Pullet ~ Junior ~ Reserve of Variety Creek Nation 4-H Poultry Show Birchen MGB Pullet ~ Reserve Bantam Birchen MGB Cockerel ~ 2nd Place MGB Class
Standard Silver Spangled Hamburg From 2008 Hatch Please forgive my rooster. He is molting right now. The Hamburg was developed in Germany and Holland prior to 1700. It is comparatively rare, with less than 1000 registered in North America. It is a small breed--cocks tend to weigh only 5 pounds and hens about 4 lb with slender legs and a neat rose comb. The bird comes in more than ten different varieties, including: Silver-Spangled, Golden-Spangled, Golden-Penciled,...
We have 5 acres in the country trying to live the "Good Life." With many chickens, 1 duck, 3 cats, many dogs and a horse we definitely have a good start. The orchard was planted last year. We are impatiently waiting for peaches, apples & pears. In the next couple of years the Maple trees should be ready to tap. I'm considering a bee hive. They would go great with the fruit trees. Maybe I'll have to follow some bees home and offer them a luxury apartment suite complete with self...
Standard Sicilian Buttercups From 2008 Hatch Sicilian Buttercups get their name from the cup-shaped comb on both males and females. This breed is unusual for the different plumage on males and females, called sexual dimorphism. Although they are named for the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean, the breed was actually developed in North Africa. It acquired the name from the English after birds were imported to England from Sicily. This old breed was admitted to the APA Standard of...
Cochin Bantams or Pekins From 2008 Hatch Pekin Bantams are very docile, and with careful and regular handling they will be happy to sit on their owner's lap to be stroked and petted. They make ideal pets for families with younger children for this reason. However, the Pekin bantam cockerels can still be aggressive and defensive of their territory and mates once they reach sexual maturity. Pekin bantams are round, and their carriage tilts forward, with the head slightly closer to...
Standard Yokohamas From 2008 Hatch The Yokohama is a breed of chicken that originated in Germany in the 19th century. It was developed from the Japanese long-tailed breed called the Onagadori, and these ancestors of today's Yokohama were imported from Yokohama, Japan. In appearance, it most closely resembles the Phoenix breed. The Yokohama is primarily ornamental. It lays cream or tinted eggs, on an average of one egg a week, and doesn't get very big, only four to five pounds. The...
Blue Gene Chart Blue X Blue = 50% Blue . 25% Black , 25% Splash Blue X Splash = 50% Blue , 50% Splash Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black Black X Black = 100% Black Splash X Black = 100% Blue Splash X Splash = 100% Splash
Wood Ducks Woodie & Wendy From 2008 Hatch First of all, you must have a Federal Permit to transfer migratory birds. If you purchase migratory birds you must receive and keep the transfer form to legally keep them. Wood ducks are about 20 inches long and weigh a little over 1 pound with a wingspan of 29 inches. Typically, a hen will begin mating when she is 1 year old. She will lay 8 to 15 eggs that take 28 days to hatch twice a year. Woodies are extremely shy and flighty. I am hoping...
AOC Seramas Sweet Pea & Popeye Pullet weight: 9.4 ounches / Cockerel weight: 11.9 ounces. Olive Oyl & Bluto Pullet weight: 11.5 ounces / Cockerel weight: 12.4 ounces. These are all Class A Seramas straight from Jerry Schexnayder. Hopefully, Seramas will be recognized by the ABA in 2010.
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