A Heritage of Perfection: Standard-bred Large Fowl

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Yellow House Farm, May 3, 2014.

  1. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    No worries. We were discussing them, and I was curious to see what we were discussing. I appreciated someone taking an interest in them. I do not get why they are so often overlooked. Maybe they are not fluffy and cuddly enough.
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Seeking Silver Campines
    Maybe something here. I saw them mentioned in 2012,
    Full text of "Missouri Poultry Yearbook 2012-2013"
    https://archive.org/stream/2013PoultryYearbook/2013PoultryYearbook_djvu.txt
    Missouri poultry yearbook 2013-2014
    http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/pdf/poultry_yearbook.pdf
    If you search for the yearbooks with https://ixquick.com/eng/?
    search engine, you can select "highlight" for the hit. Then scroll fast and just look for the purple highlighted words "Silver Campine".
    Best,
    Karen
     
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  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    always up for an interesting poultry story. Here's on from 1913:
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    January 10, 1913 Waverly Free Press: William Huckle and Thomas Keeler attended the New York Poultry show last week.
    Mrs. Gabriel Evans entertained six friends at dinner Wednesday at her home on Athens street.
    STEAL WAVERLY MAN'S POULTRY AT NEW YORK SHOW. In spite of the fact that the many benches of valuable fowls are carefully watched, the chicken thief was at work. Monday or Tuesday morning at the Madison Square Garden Poultry Show. A very valuable Silver Campine pullet, the property of Thomas Keeler of Waverly, mysteriously disappeared from its coup, where it had been placed securely, as he supposed, for the night. Every effort was made by the association and every class in the exhibition was closely inspected but the bird was not found. Mr. Keeler had a number of exhibits at the show, all valuable birds lately imported from England, among them some Crystal Palace winners for 1912. The missing pullet had been selected and pronounced one of the best of its class ever imported. It cost Mr. Keeler $50 in Europe, not including the price of transportation. Mr. Keeler was offered large sums for some of his birds at the garden. He has made a great study of the Campine fowl, and being in close touch with the most prominent breeders and exhibitors in Europe, secures the best pedigreed stock obtainable, and for the past six years has specialized in breeding this wonderful "egg machine." "
    http://www.zehrestate.com/history_news_clipsB.php
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  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    A Text Book and Catalog on the Vigorous Strain
    of Silver Campines as raised in their purity at the Homestead Campine Farm

    HOMESTEAD CAMPINE - FARM
    WAYLAND
    MASSACHUSETTS
    http://tinyurl.com/oht2ulf
    Copyright entry for above book:

    Catalog of copyright entries: Books. Part, group 1, Volume 13, Issue 2
    books.google.com/books?id=LB4DAAAAYAAJ
    1916 -
    LPhipps, Charles Alexander] 1858
    A text book and catalog on the vigorous strain of silver Campines, as
    raised in their purity at the Homestead Campine farm. (2d ed.]
    Wayland, Mass., Homestead Campine farm, c1916.
    52 p. illus. (1 col. mounted) 25icm.
    Proem signed: C. A. Phipps. [​IMG] July 1, 1916; 2c. and aff. July 7, 1916; A 431769; C. A. Phipps, Wayland,
    Mass. (16-15371) 7682
    Copyright, 1913
    C. A. Phipps
    \Vayland. Mass.
     
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  5. Yellow House Farm

    Yellow House Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If Rhodes does have an old line, I can procure that stock for you. He lives a couple hours away. You could probably find his contact info from the Buckeye people among whom he is the most well-known.

    Too bad about the OH National, because I was just thinking I could at least get you a Golden pullet of relative quality.
     
  6. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    I want you two to know that the above posts brought a huge lump to my throat. I appreciate, more than you know, the help (and offers of help) in what has become more than a mission to me. It has become an obsession, but I feel that I am feeling my way blindly through it. Joseph, don't count me out of ONs just yet................

    I spoke with Mr. Rhodes by phone. His line are not his father's birds, unfortunately, they were lost, but they are some that he is working up (starting with Ideal birds a few generations ago.) He will be at ON and offered to bring me some. Its not the results I hoped for, but I gained a contact, and hopefully a resource, and I am thankful for that.
     
  7. Yellow House Farm

    Yellow House Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    The obsession point is a good point to be at; it means you'll get there.
     
  8. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    I need some advice from those highly respected breeders I have followed on this thread.
    This is a new problem for me with my Columbian Wyandotte and my Delaware Bantams.
    Please read my thread below and offer any advice or information that can help me. I will be most grateful.
    My hatch numbers were affected greatly and I need to solve the issue before fall hatching begins.
    Remember I have a very small group of breeders so every successfully hatched chick is important.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/911955/chicks-pipping-at-the-narrow-end-hatching-upside-down
     
  9. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    This thread died, what happened? I was hoping some experts might take a look at my 4 Chantecler's for me and give me an idea of what they think of them.
    These birds are from Gregg Oaks line through another source. These are my first Heritage birds that I am trying to work on. They do need some work on their leg color their legs should be yellow. The first bird my cockerel has light yellow legs but the pullets have (pink?) or very washed out leg color.
    Please be honest and I will not take it personally.
    These birds are nearly 6 months old.

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  10. gjensen

    gjensen Overrun With Chickens

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    I do not have an answer. I could look it up, and give you an internet answer. I have never had an increasing incidence rate of chicks being out of position. Maybe Ron, the resident incubation enthusiast could provide you a satisfactory answer. The only thought that I had was insuring the large end had some elevation, but you are obviously doing that.

    I am not a highly respected breeder, but maybe one of those will drift through soon.
     

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