Recent content by racuda

  1. racuda

    Any birdwatchers?

    You are 100% correct! Thank you.
  2. racuda

    Any birdwatchers?

    This bird is so elusive that I've never seen it. It's song is beautiful and goes a long time without repeating. Can anyone identify it from its song?
  3. racuda

    What color is this?

    Well, I'm embarrassed! It is indeed a chick, most likely a cochin/icelandic cross. It hatched with the keets, so a cochin must have slipped an egg in the nest a week after I set the guinea eggs under two cochin hens. I didn't plan to hatch any mutts...
  4. racuda

    What color is this?

    I have pied, white and pearl. These are the only colors I've had in the past eight years. This keet looks different than any I've had before.
  5. racuda

    Tolbunt Polish Pair

    I don't have any for sale. I do have a trio that I'm keeping but so far no eggs this year.
  6. racuda

    Icelandic Chickens

    That is fantastic! Thank you! No matter how many ways I Googled it I couldn’t find those posts. I didn't look for "anomaly" though...I'm not going to hatch any more chicks this year anyway, so I'll just keep an eye on her.
  7. racuda

    Icelandic Chickens

    I've had Icelandics for about four or five years and I remember reading a long time ago that sometimes feather problems will pop up. I thought I was immune but now I have a pullet that looks like she is going through a really bad molt. No one is feather picking her. she has looked like that...
  8. racuda

    Tolbunt Polish Pair

    I have a young Tolbunt pair available. A frizzled pullet and a smooth cockerel. They are six weeks old and are from Gretchen Bare's line. Local pickup near Asheboro NC only.
  9. racuda

    Which color Cochin rooster(s) to keep?

    Fantastic! Thank you. I can live with those outcomes. They are only four weeks old and so maybe barred females might still appear.
  10. racuda

    Which color Cochin rooster(s) to keep?

    In the absence of knowledgeable feedback, I'll keep a colombian and a barred male and cull the rest.
  11. racuda

    Which color Cochin rooster(s) to keep?

    I have seven males and nine females. There are colombian males and females, black males and females and barred males. I plan to keep one or maybe two of the cockerels. Which color males would best go with colombian and black females? Barred, black or colombian?
  12. racuda

    Tolbunt Polish

    Here are a couple of mine at five weeks and a frizzle at eleven weeks.
  13. racuda

    Icelandic Chickens

    No, both roosters are different, and I only have three hens now (one died). All the hens look alike. Everything is from the eggs I got from Mary. The roosters are first generation and the hens are first and second. I have four chicks now but it is too early to tell what they will look like. I...
  14. racuda

    Icelandic Chickens

    I got my start from Mary, the Sheriff. The two roosters I have are from the original hatch. I suppose I should raise up another rooster or two, but after five years their fertility is still good. Two months ago I had 18 eggs split between a Silkie and my incubator. After two week of dedicated...
  15. racuda

    Icelandic Chickens

    I've had Icelandics for five years and have never lost one to predators. They free range and I don't lock them up at night. They roost in a coop with the door open. There are coyotes, foxes, raccoons and hawks here. I don't know why I've been so lucky. Maybe it's the dogs, a lab and a lab/chow...
Top Bottom