Articles from tls_ranch

tls_ranch's Barnevelders Hi, My name is Trisha and I would like to introduce you to my flock of Barnevelders. I truly enjoy raising this beautiful breed and will continue to work to improve my flock which are spoiled with high quality food and clean housing. The flock consists of lines originating from: C. Ledford, Kelly Cratty and Johan. I also have two project lines I'm working on. The Blues are a very exciting project that was created from an out...
The Blue Double-Laced Barnevelder Project I started working on this project in 2009 by crossing Blue laced red wyandotte pullets to a pure Barnevelder roo. Many many, many chicks later. I have this second generation blue pullet. She's double laced, dark hackled and single combed:) There is still a lot of work to do improving type, cleaner lacing and egg color. I can't wait to see what the next generation will look like. F1 Blue pullets The eggs are Darker than I expected for the F1 cross...
This project was started by crossing a show quality Dark Cornish hen with a pure Barnevelder roo and then back crossing each generation of hens to a pure Barnevelder roo. The goal was to add back some vigor and carcass quality to the Barnevelder without messing up the lacing. The suprise was that some of the resulting hens laid much darker eggs than the original parents. The F3's are now single combed and look very much like Barnevelders. They just need a little more work on tail set. This...
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