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8+ FAB eggs: Holy Smokes! We're laying and her incubator is full! Who won??

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by ChooksChick, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    OK- the birds are laying- FINALLY!

    It's a combination of new layers and recovery from a really hard molt, but I'm not complaining...it's been a long wait!!

    I'm offering 8+ from my various project pens that have all begun to lay again. I've got all of my incubators full and would hate to make a quiche or omelet from these potentials!

    You will get 8 of the following, no promises because I'm not sure what will be laid-

    Olive Eggers- My Cindylouwho, EE, is the momma,

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    and Mr. Sir, FBCM, is the daddy.

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    These Marans lay some of the darkest eggs I've seen, and I select for conformation as well as egg color. Cindy lays a lovely HUGE dark green egg. Their offspring should lay VERY nice olive eggs.

    Partridge Chanteclers- These are a cold-hardy bird with fabulous maternal instincts, incredible color, and great dual-purpose qualities. They do very well in the humid heat of Midwest summers and lay very well when not broody. Fast growers with a good disposition and excellent foraging skills.

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    Orpingtons-Isabel, Porcelain, Gold-Laced, Lavender, Mottled project colors.

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    I've got these all running together, as they all filter into the same project, for now.

    Black/Mottled Chabo Japanese Bantams -

    There are 2 Black and a Mottled hen, all with a Black roo. The offspring will be black, but some will be split to mottled.

    Frizzled Bantam Cochin-There is a Birchen roo over Blue, Buff, Red, White and Mottled hens. YES, these will be mixed colors. I am okay with the mixes because folks seem to be more interested in having frizzled birds than the color right now, and this is a multi-color pen I had set up for temperament. The bantam Cochin pens I have that are pure aren't laying yet, but frizzles are fun!

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    d'Uccles-Lavender, Isabel, Porcelain, Mottled

    These are all together now, as the colors are compatible.

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    Best of luck! These are as they are laid, and I'm going to offer them as long as my incubators are full. If other breeds start to lay, I'll add them in!

    Good luck!
     
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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I know! It's what's going on here, too.

    I might be able to give choices, because the Chanteclers and Orpingtons are really working hard to end the strike. I may need to just put up an Orp auction if this keeps up...drought straight to FLOOD!!! It's about time, too, because I've been feeling like I'm hemorrhaging money at the feed mill for some time, now...sheesh!!
     
  4. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Do you have any pictures of the Orpington project birds?
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:Some of my old auctions from this project show birds from the previous generations, but I'm borrowing a camera so I can get shots for you tomorrow...my phone is so scratchedup it looks like I've smeared the lens with chapstick every time!
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Okay, here are a few more shots of the Orps, to all of those who asked.

    This is the main GL roo, and the Isabel Orp roo, d'Oro is essentially the same pattern, only he is Lavender where Midas is Black, and he is buttery where Midas is Gold. They should both be carrying the mottled gene, but it's unconfirmed as of yet, and about 50% of the hens are carrying Mottled. 50% of my Hens are Lavender, 50% are GL project. This gives you a good shot at an incomplete or ready-to-refine Porcelain, or a near Mille Fleur, should there be a hen who isn't carrying Lavender- there is still a possibility of that, as I had a split roo in there about a year ago, and there are a couple of older hens from that time-frame.

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    Here are a couple of pics of the Chabo- I haven't any shots of the Mottled girl just yet. These are from my evil cell phone that looks like pics are smeared in vaseline...sorry.

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  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    A few more...

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  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Adorabe pony in the back ground! [​IMG] Awwww

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  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    Quote:Adorabe pony in the back ground! [​IMG] Awwww

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    Thank you! They belong to the gal I rent from- can you se the Black one behind the roo and the tiny Border Terrier beyond? It's a real zoo! The mini horses run laps, which gets the guines going, who get the peas honking, and all the roos sound off, and the dogs bark, and the ducks go nuts, and...later, the cockatiels try to replay the event.​
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Adorabe pony in the back ground! [​IMG] Awwww

    ~Aspen

    Thank you! They belong to the gal I rent from- can you se the Black one behind the roo and the tiny Border Terrier beyond? It's a real zoo! The mini horses run laps, which gets the guines going, who get the peas honking, and all the roos sound off, and the dogs bark, and the ducks go nuts, and...later, the cockatiels try to replay the event.

    That is too funny!! [​IMG] I miss my peas! They were goofy critters!! Guineas are a hoot! I have several of'em and if a piece of grass moves they think they are gonna die...and they tell you so... [​IMG]

    ~Aspen
     

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