6+ Wheaten/Barred Wheaten Shamo Eggs

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  1. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Up for auction I am offering 6+ fertile hatching eggs from my Shamo pair. I have gotten excellent fertility from these birds at home, however there is little guarantee on how the fertility will result once you receive the eggs.

    My Shamos are still young and have a lot of growing to do, so what you see is not what they will look like in the end. Shamos are an ancient breed that is slow growing, and reach full size and maturity at 2 years old. Naturally, a Shamo will reach over 27 inches tall and weigh more than 8 pounds. These Shamos are of a larger type, and will be taller and heavier. They will also create a 50/50 chance of Barred Wheaten or normal Wheaten colored offspring.

    Shamos are a breed of Oriental Gamefowl, originally bred for fighting, but now are a rare breed that are excellent brooders, very good foragers, and extremely friendly towards people but do not fare well with other breeds of chickens. One must also never keep more than one rooster in the same area at once, as even a father and son will fight each other to the death. Shamos are a very quiet, calm breed, and are not flighty or shy. They do not make the loud "egg song" a hen would after or before she laid an egg, and their crow is very deep in pitch, making it less annoying and more like the muffled howl of a large dog. They also have a lot of natural instinct, are and even good vermin control.

    We raise and breed our Shamos only for preservation purposes and for the love of such intelligent, unique bird. Currently we only have a pair, but will expand to have more pullets in the spring. These eggs will be our only hatching eggs offered until spring.

    When the auction is over, the eggs will be shipped out to the winning bidder on Monday, January 24th. The winner will receive an estimate of 10 eggs or more. I will take payment via Paypal. Any questions, feel free to comment/ask. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  2. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    [​IMG] Wow! They are just getting to be gorgeous! I wish I could have another pen. I so want these birds... [​IMG]
     
  3. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely beautiful birds. [​IMG] It's way to cold here to take a chance [​IMG]
     
  4. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I won't win - but couldn't resist a bid anyway! They're gorgeous!! (my daughter wants some of these TALL birds)
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:How cold does it get there, and how often? A lot of Shamo owners live in the midwestern region where it snows a lot. Here, the temps rarely go over 80 degrees in the summer, and we do get snow, frost, etc in the winter, as shown in the photographs.
     
  6. Chicken_Lover4567

    Chicken_Lover4567 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had another pen.....
    But I have to say, these are beautiful dinosaurs- I mean chickens. [​IMG] They really are gorgeous.
     
  7. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

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    So TALL!
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My two sons and I were just amazed at your pics of your Shamos. Wow!

    (My oldest son was reciting data he remembered about Shamos from reading my breeds book.)
     
  9. cedar post

    cedar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How cold does it get there, and how often? A lot of Shamo owners live in the midwestern region where it snows a lot. Here, the temps rarely go over 80 degrees in the summer, and we do get snow, frost, etc in the winter, as shown in the photographs.

    Well it's prety cold here tonight below zero. [​IMG] Tomorrow high of 12 to 15 above. [​IMG] My eggs in the coop are froze in a matter of hours. [​IMG]
     
  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Illia.. you gotta stop tempting me! I can't start hatching this early!


    But they are so nice!
     

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