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(((KEEP GOING DOWN FOR MORE PICS OF THIS LINE)))Here at *I.B.*, all of our feathered friends are treated as part of the family. Each one is respected as an individual, and kept very safe and loved.
I show my feathered friends at the majority of the Florida shows, as I am located in Central Florida. I have been showing seriously for about 9 years now, but was born into raising chickens. It is a hobby, a passion, and part of my life! I live on 5 acres in the heart of Florida surrounded by Oaks, and raise many birds other than chickens.
Here is what I have down in the Sunshine state:
- Chickens- *Porcelain Belgian d'Uccles*, Black Copper Marans, , Black & Blue Silkies, Americaunas, and a few mixed friends
- - India, Pied, White, White-Eyed Pied & SpauldingPeafowl
- - White Calls, 1 Manderin henWaterfowl
- - Indian Fantails, White English Fantail, Dun and & Black NunsPigeons
- - (all of the fallowing are White-Faced) Cinnimon, Cinnimon Pearl Pied, Pearl Pied, & AlbinoCockatiels~4 Sale~As for what I have for sale, I will keep updating! I will soon have B.B. Red Old English and Black Old English (hopefully). I will soon have Indian Fantails and possibly Nuns. I will keep the chart bellow updated!
Cockatiels Young birds only, prices vary by color! $60-$100 ~~~~~~~ Black Copper Marans CHECK OUT THE BCM PAGE!! ****** ***** Indian Fantail Cockerels:$15 Pullets:$15 PairsNA) Nun pigeons CockerelsNA) PulletsNA) PairsNA) *Peafowl Males (pied): $125 Eggs: 6 for $30 PairsNA)
Cocks: CONTACT FOR PRICES Pullets: " Pairs: "
* Peafowl prices vary by color and age
: I have a very good show history with my d'Uccle line. It originated in Georgia from a man named Mr. Russell Booth some 9 years ago. Ever since, the now named *Impeckable Bantams* line has taken Variety and Breed in MANY More about my d'Ucclesshows. I can even credit 2 Best of Shows to one of my little hens; if you raise d'Uccles, you know because they are so uncommon it is almost impossible to win Show, at least down here!
Porcelain Belgian d'Uccles
I love you and miss you!
She is not looking so hot in this picture because she is in molt, but this girl is the mother, grandmother, great grandmother, etc. of all of my Porcelain d'Uccles. I owe it all to her! This is all of her high wins: left to right->top to bottom: best of show-2004; best hen-2004; Grand champion/grand champion bantam-2007 (bottom ribbons): best of breed; "blue award"; best of breed; first place; best of variety; reserve breed, best of breed (plaque: reserve of class)
Florida State Fair: Best of Breed, Best of Variety
Florida State Fair: 1st, Reserve Breed, Reserve Variety
^This pretty boy was sold!
a few '08 Belgain d'Uccle hatches
a little '08 Porcelain Belgian d'Uccle chick, probably a girl
!!MORE RECENT PICTURES COMING SOON!!
Each of the offspring are banded and numbered according to their parents, and each one purchased will come with a "Pedigree" stating who the parents are (similar to a dog's pedigree). I request that the band stay on the bird when purchased. Most birds will not be ready to be sold until they are 6-12 months old. I can put you on a waiting list, though. However, I can not gaurantee that you will get a bird this year, due to the limited supply of chicks. I will do my best to fill everyone's order, though!
If you are interested in seeing pictures of any certain bird, or would like to be put on a waiting list, please feel free to email me!
I will post the availability here on the chart as soon as something comes up and keep it updated! Also email me for interests in any other breeds!
Thank you so much for all of your time and God bless!
Whatch for my auctions on Eggbid.com!
Here are some pictures of my Old English:
**NO LONGER AVAILABLE**
*I DID NOT DUB MY COCKERELS*
Black-Breasted Red cockerel (did NOT dub him)
Black-Breasted Red Old English breeder hen
Black-Breasted Red Old English chicks
Black Old English cockerel
Black Old English breeder hen
Black OE breeder roo
Black Old English (2nd) cockerel
Black Old English chick (1week)
Here are some pictures of our Marans
**BLACK COPPER MARANS!!!! FROM THE BEV DAVIS LINE!!!**
^This pair is 2 of 8!^
Pigeons & Peafowl!
Indian Fantail Pigeon hen
Red Indian Fantail pair
White English Fantail with chick
Black & Dun Nun pair
Dun Nun cock
Dun Nun squeeker
Spaulding peacock (Jade)
In Loving Memory of Black-Shouldered peahen (Miracle)
In Loving Memory Of India Blue peacock (Coke~a~Cola)
w/Spaulding peacock (bowing to peahen), Blue peahen, and Silver Pied peahen(the mostly white one) in background
Blue Pied peachick
In Loving memory...
Angel (Black-Shouldered Peachick) though we only had a short time together, I loved her with all my heart; she was a one-of-a-kind peachick!
Coke~A~Cola (a beautiful and fantastic pet, always sweet and loving!)
Lightning (white Silkie pullet) & her win of Best of Breed and Champion Featherlegged at the Florida State Fair
Blue (my loving Blue Cochin who never gave me any problems!)
No, it's not chickens, but here is a whole new topic. I was able to breed (spawn) these Bettas (aka. Siamese Fighting Fish). The male is a gorgeous Half Moon I named Spangle. The female is a very nice red Crowntail named Star. If all goes well, I will soon have many little Bettas. Right now, the babies (fry) hatched and are starting to swim around. For those who do not know, here is how spawning Bettas goes, though it is not this simple!: The male builds a huge nest out of bubbles that he blows. When he entices the female to come over, he gently embraces her in a "U", and from that embrace will spill 1-3 or as many as 25 opaque white eggs. The male lets go and swims down to catch the eggs that fall to the floor. He the spits them in to the nest. This goes on for up to 3 hours. In my case, or their case I should say, this lasted for 2&1/2 hours and I counted around 535 eggs...ya, that's no type-o! And it's not unusual, either. Some spawns yeild up to 1,000 eggs, but usually about 300-400. In about 36 hours, the eggs hatch into pro-larvae that are face up in the "bubblenest". They are literally 1-1&1/2mm long! They can't swim either, so they are continually falling out of the nest, and then dad comes and picks them up and spits them back into the nest. For 2 days, dad contiues this job until the fry can swim and then he is removed (or he will eat them!) and they begin eating only live, microscopic food. I culture Infusoria and feed it to them and soon they can eat slightly larger food, such as Brine Shrimp nauplii, which if you hadn't guessed, I have to hatch! I have quite a few pictures of the parents, the spawn, and the fry.
I call the parents "Star & Spangle Banner".
Spangel catching eggs; Star floating exhausted above
Tending to his eggs (the masses of white in the bubbles)
The fry start to hatch...and dad plays pickup!
yes, those are the fry ^
and then blows them into the nest....
(look real close for the fry!)
Thank you for looking!!