8-10 Tomaru Longcrower hatching eggs

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  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    These birds are so, so pretty! My husband, who is not a chickeny sorta guy, loves them, and they are the only ones he's ever commented on - he says the rooster is just striking, and the hens are also very pretty. He doens't even know what breed they are (that man just cracks me up).

    Anyway...these are pet quality, and came from Sandhill Preservation. They were gifted to me by a very good friend - I'd often talked about wanting a few, and she had placed an order with Sandhill...a day after her chicks arrived, she called to tell me that guess what - she had gotten 3 Tomaru Longcrowers as packing peanuts (hmmmm....now isn't that curious?). She swears she did not order them, but had no need for them, so she gifted them to me. I got super lucky with a trio! (again....hm.......).

    I have really enjoyed them, and an liking them more and more as time passes. They are intelligent & curious, but are a tiny bit flighty. Much better layers than I thought they would be, and their lay schedule is odd - I don't know if it's just mine, or if this is typical of Longcrowers, but mine will lay 5-6 eggs per week for 3-4 weeks, and then take a couple weeks off, then start again. Eggs are creamy tan, probably medium in size. I have had one go broody - she was easy to break, and hasn't gone broody again.

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    Thanks for looking!!
     
  2. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Phage wrote:

    I hatched some of Wynette's (very first pullet) longcrowers eggs for a friend. Development was 9/10 back then and 6/10 eggs hatched. !!!!

    They were handled quite a lot as chicks and I did not find them flighty at all. The were actually some of the gentlest friendliest and calmest birds I think I have ever had!!! They have just gone to their owner and he was also impressed at how sweet they are. The hens also have cool black combs and wattles. I would want to win these if I had more room.
     
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  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, Phage! I got mine when they were juveniles, I BELIEVE about 12-14 weeks, and though I did spend a good deal of time with them, maybe I started too late.....I'm glad to hear that the ones you hatched were so gentle & friendly! [​IMG]
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Wynette, you need a voice recording to go along with your ad [​IMG]
     
  5. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have the long crow? I have one pair and a trio of Denizli Longcrowers. The roos are not crowing yet.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Seminole - I've been trying to get a recording for awhile now....the problem is, each time that I do, some other rooster is crowing, too, and I've been trying to get a "clean" recording. However, it would definitely show the length of his crow, so I may go ahead & get one with a duet going on!

    vetgirl - my rooster's crow is not as long as some you find on YouTube - holy cow, what I would give for one of THOSE! It's probably 7 seconds, from me counting in my head, so hmm....maybe more like 6? it's DEFINITELY longer than any of my other roosters (I have plenty of those right now!!) and definitely longr than any rooster I've ever had!
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    No, see, you have to go out there and train them! Do a long crow over and over and eventually they get it. It helps if you flap your arms a few times first.
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:HA! (you're hiding in the bushes with a camcorder, aren't you?)
     

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