AUCTION: Rhodebar hatching eggs: Quantity 6 end 10/22/12 at 9am Pacific Standard time

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by Papa Brooder, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Papa Brooder

    Papa Brooder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up for auction for the first time are 6 Rhodebar eggs. I will hopefully include an extra but to keep these fresh it will likely only be six. This is an auction style listing with bidding starting at $30. Please respond and place your bid amount. Auction will end on monday October 22nd at 9 am pacific standard time. Eggs will ship that day assuming I receive your payment via Paypal. Shipping will be an additional $15. I bubble wrap eggs, place in egg carton, pack in first box with padding, then pack in second box with padding. I have never had a broken egg.

    My stock are directly from Greenfire farms. I have had two hatches thus far hatching at 100% (2/2 on first hatch, and 5/5 on second hatch) I have 7 eggs in the incubator now and all but 1 developed. and made it to lockdown.

    The adult birds are beautiful as you can see in the pictures. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    All pictures are of my actual stock. The last picture is from my second hatch and is influenced by red light

    Information on the Rhodebar breed direct from Greenfire Farms Website: www.greenfirefarms.com

    "Rhodebars are the uniquely wonderful offspring of a shotgun marriage between the Yanks and the Brits. In 1947, British geneticists crossed Rhode Island reds (the quintessential America barnyard chicken) with golden brussbars (a rare British breed) to create an auto-sexing chicken breed with striking red barring and the ability to annually lay hundreds of extra large eggs. (To learn more about auto-sexing chickens please read about Greenfire Farms’ cream legbars on this website.) Rhodebars enjoyed brief favor in Britain’s commercial poultry flocks until they were bypassed by more modern hybrids.
    Despite their unusual good looks and solid record of production, today rhodebars are virtually extinct. It is estimated that fewer than a hundred hens remain in Britain, and until now none were known to exist outside that country. The threat to this breed potentially creates the loss of a wonderful genetic treasure since a hen from a good strain of rhodebars will produce over two hundred very large tinted eggs a year. And, rhodebars are perhaps more effective at auto-sexing than any chicken breed in the world: Light-colored chicks (often with white spots on the back of their heads) are males and chicks with ‘chipmunk’ stripes on their backs are females. The visual distinction between the two sexes is striking.
    Greenfire Farms was able to import some of the last remaining rhodebars, and we introduced into the breeding flock both production and traditional strains of American Rhode Island reds. These American birds injected some much-needed genetic diversity into the rhodebar line and produced birds that are extremely prolific egg layers. By back-breeding these crosses to pure rhodebars we were eventually able to produce a rhodebar bloodline with all the characteristics of pure rhodebars (including auto-sexing) and the productivity of a modern commercial chicken. Arguably, this makes our rhodebars the ultimate fowl for homesteaders and small-scale producers: a bird that is prolific as it is beautiful with the enormous added benefit of being auto-sexing. These traits are sure to quickly endear the rhodebar to America’s poultry enthusiasts."
     
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    cjwaldon winner at $34.
     
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