ALABAMA!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Michael_K, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. cukooformarans

    cukooformarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kimberly,
    It may just be the camera angle, but your Dorking's look big for nine weeks! I am curious though. Did you say you had red Dorking and dark red Dorkings? Did you actually order them as two different colors, or did you get a mix when you ordered red Dorkings?
     
  2. cukooformarans

    cukooformarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You were posting while I was typing! You have beautiful birds!
     
  3. kimberly35042

    kimberly35042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! How are your babies doing???? Did you get a 2nd batch of eggs?

    The silver greys were delivered as day olds, February 11th. I don't have a ton of experience with chickens (mostly ducks and geese), but the NPIP lady also commented on how big they are. They are also "fluffy", but when I picked them up, they are quite heavy. I would think meaties should be that way?

    What does stand out is their ability to forage on those short tree trunk legs. So far, I really REALLY like them. My 4 week old reds seem to be afraid of me this week, but I have less time to spend talking to them in their brooder as spring progresses, and have more goslings to look after. Oh and the puppy. Geez....the puppy.

    Silver grey, red and white are the most "normal" colors. The "colored" may only be recognized in England although I'm not sure on that. I don't plan on showing and will breed for type first. I want huge birds that make you say "wow". I prefer the darker colors but that can come later.
     
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  4. alachickenman

    alachickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are great looking birds Kimberly! I'm very interested in the heritage breeds myself. I live on the Gulf Coast of Alabama though and so I'm picking up buff minorca's right now. I'll have my own bird pics for everyone soon!
     
  5. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Chicken Obsessed

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    Hi Anna welcome from Perry Co. and [​IMG]
     
  6. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    As I was on the phone with Verizon the gentleman was telling me the closest stores when he got to Tuscaloosa he could not pronounce it. I asked if he watched football he said yes some. I said have you ever heard of Alabama you know the current national champions. yes they are located in Tuscaloosa. sadly I just could not resist a roll tide.
     
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  7. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is anyone interested in a light Brahma roo? he is 8 weeks old. We can't keep roosters and I would like to find him a nice home. he is hatchery stock, he came from tsc.
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  8. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Okay, Peeps! It's show time!

    The Alabama Chicken and Egg Show is this weekend and we need to plan when and where to meet. I have never been there, so if I make the call, it will be some place arbitrary like the entrance to the Poultry Show at 11:00am on Saturday and Maybe a meet-up for supper Saturday night. Do any of you have a better place, time, or idea? I am supposed to be getting the BYC banner and some handout materials, but it hasn't arrived yet.......we'll see.

    Who all is going? When are you all getting there? Where are you staying? Was anyone wanting to go but couldn't find a room?
     
  9. chirpingcricket

    chirpingcricket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, I'm in Fairhope! Glad to meet you!
     
  10. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe next year, Wisher. This month has been packed with doctor's appointments, and thus, fiance's days off are all filled up with less fun activities [​IMG]

    (Baby man is getting his hearing aid Friday!)
     

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