1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Yeagin1s Member Page

By Yeagin1, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Yeagin1

    Flowers Of The Field

    Welcome
    Flowers of The Field has been something I've been wanting to do for some time but to start a project like this when you're in your 60s with rheumatoid arthritis, I have to wonder if senility hasn't started also.
    All I wanted was a few laying hens for fresh eggs. So I started looking at the different breeds when I found a list showing rare and endangered domestic birds. I had never heard of most of the breeds. That's where I found the Marans and the Welsummers and their beautiful dark eggs and decided if I was going to raise a few chickens, I could get those and work with the breeders to help keep their lines going.
    Then while I was checking other birds on the list, I found one that I just had to have...it was the Belgian Bearded d'Uccle. It had them listed as old but not rare...tell that to someone trying to find good breeding stock...lolo
    I finally have a trio of Milles and will be getting more when available. So if any of you d'Uccle breeders ever have any SQ birds for sale please contact me. I'll be working to improve what I have by breeding as close to the standard as possible for conformation and color.
    I'll also eventually be getting other colors. I've been studying the genetics on these little birds and I'm fascinated with the blue gene.

    Although I don't think the Marans or the Welsummers are now in any danger of becoming extinct or even on the critical list, I still want to get a few of those for their beautiful dark eggs.

    You can see my birds here:

    Flowers Of The Field


    Share This Article

Comments

To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by