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This is who lives here!
Celery, cranberries and pumpkins, our Royal palm Turkeys
last years Silkie and Showgirl chicks
Louie 2, My FCBM Marans roo, and his Aunt, these to are Pure Cottage Hill Lines. Louie 2 is no longer with us, his son Louie 3 and Hugh a boy from Peter Ovalle rule the roost now. So I have one cottage hill rooster and One from more traditional bloodlines.
Livia Drusa, a local breeder who got out of showing bred her and her 3 sisters. These hens are 4 years old now and still laying strong 3-4 eggs a week. They start at a dark 7 and do lighten up some over the year. My youngers hens are starting in the 8's.
Due to a fox attack we no longer have Cream legbars RIP sugar and cate.
MY breese, Clovis and his many wives, about a month ago: they are between 3.4 and 4.5 months as of 2/25/13. These line are going STRONG and I have added 1 of Clovis daughters and 1 of a cousin breese to this pen. The eggs are spectacular hatchers, I have sent them all over the country to get great hatches. Very, very vigourous birds if you are thinking of only 1 breed, this could be it!
A few pictures of BBS the silkie pens . ( lines from catdance silkies, Shelly at California Country ranch a local breeder who won a ton at the bantam show in Stockton that was the national, CJ silkies primarily with a few from swaps here and there) I will be adding a sizzle rooster ( 1 hookless gene, on hooked gene so will throw both traditional sizzle chicks and silkied sizzle, often called frilkie chicks) He is pure black with a beautiful green sheen. I will also have pure white showgirls ( hetryzognous male over straight silkies giving you 100% bowtied chicks)
Uglymug, good genes, bad face!
One of his frilkie sons.
Roxi raising chicks.
We have James Marie Pharoah, Texas A and M, and Manchurian from James Marie. These quail lay VERY large eggs. I have been impressed with them and the chicks I have hatched from them. the Manchurian eggs are surprisingly large and 2 of these hens lay doubles frequently! N more using regular quail racks for me
See how large those quail eggs are? They are not ALL that big but that was from 1 week. The eggs on the side are Serema and Silkie, the big eggs are breese and Marans ( those are flash eggs so they look pale!)
Some young James Marie chillin in the bushes.
Nutmeg and Snickerdoodle, my dearly departed hen, raising babies together. My Serema pen has 4 hens and a frizzled rooster, giving us frizzle and smooth babies. Nutmeg is a size a , my other hens are small size bs. Snickerdaddy is a small b.
2 female chicks from this years breeding ( snickerdaddy/nutmeg chicks)
Nutmeg and doodles.
these chickens are no longer with us.