Anyone else like Brabanters??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rhodiegal, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered an assortment of different types of birds from Ideal and was wondering if anyone else out there likes Brabanters. I am wishing I had ordered more because this little pullet is so docile. My daughters love her! The pic is 'Princess Leah' at about 2 months old. Now you cannot even see her face due to all of the feathering on her head.

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  2. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Me, me, me!!! [​IMG] I plan on ordering cream brabanters this fall from Ideal. [​IMG]
     
  3. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do too! I sold my flock to Playswithfowl here on this forum. They are very cool birds.
     
  4. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    I don't know yet, but I have 6 in my brooder. They are rather flighty chicks, but I'm enjoying seeing their tops develop. [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I love them! I tried to hatch them 2 times and it didnt work out for me! [​IMG] I want some! [​IMG]
     
  6. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's funny you should mention them being flight chicks. The one we have was very flighty as a chick and suddenly just calmed down as she got older.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched out 8 cream brabanter chicks. They're now 3 weeks old, and what a hoot! When I walk in to check on them they swarm over to the fence to see who it is, then when I come towards them they all run away, then a few seconds later all come running back to see what I've brought them to eat. They are very interested in us though, always watching what's happening.

    Those mohawks are so cute!

    -Cindy in MA
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Did you guys had to cull them because of their Polish type hairdoes or are they all consisent?

    Like my Spitzhaubens, I had to cull heavy because of their Polish heads or wrong mohawks.
     
  9. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Yes, I'm very fond of them. [​IMG]

    I started with 20 from Ideal this spring. I'll be keeping about 8 of those for breeding. Some do have the Polish 'do, and some are just plain lacking crest or beard, but most are reasonable quality. Of course I'll be improving on them over the generations to come!
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Cool! That is the way to start, doc!
     

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