Barred Rocks Good Shepard Poulty Ranch

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Robert Blosl, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yard full o' rocks :

    Quote:Do you have a copy of the SOP? If not, get one and study it. It is a great reference book and I find myself looking at it over and over again

    Scott,

    Sorry for bothering you, but I was wondering how you ordered your BR's thru them? I tried to e-mail Good Shepard and it's not working for some reason and don't see any other way to contact them and on their website it doesn't have a way to order baby chix or eggs.

    Thanks,

    Cole​
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Good Shepherd has closed their flock for at least 2 years, I was told. Jeremy (email: [email protected] ) and I have stock that are laying. You may want to contact Jeremy and ask him. It is too hot here to ship eggs or chicks.
     
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  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:It is a spiral pink leg band and while it still slides up and down freely on his leg DH will be helping me to remove it this weekend.
     
  4. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:There is a pullet up front with a long back see her? If there was anything I would like to see in this strain is a little more lenth of body in the female.

    Reason when these females grow up to eightteen months of age and molt back in that is when you compair them to the standard of perfection picture in the apa standard.

    When Schilinng use to go to the shows and teach new folks about their chickens he always stressed these pictures that I painted for the standard of perfection are not ckls and pullets.

    If you are not carefull your hens and cock bird will be shorter in body and you will have females that will have a wyandotte lenth of body.

    Do not kill a good pullet that you have raised because of what I am telling you. Its just a long range goal you need to work on.

    Next color. Beginners do not need to worry about color the firest year or two. These birds have very good color and you can work on that after you figure how to breed for type.

    Keep up the good work I have about twenty barreds from Nebraska about twenty miles from me to look at. bob

    Are you saying she should be longer in the back? Or that she already has a nice long back?
    I do appreciate all the info I am finding here. Please keep it up!
     
  5. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a recent pic of the cockeral standing by the one gallon waterer which is on a 4 x 4 chunk of wood. He is so long legged that my in laws think he looks funny when he runs. At first they thought something was wrong with him.

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  6. Jwhip

    Jwhip Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have my breeding pens setup and with the heat we have had I'm glad. I am selling trios this fall if anybody is interested. Will have eggs and chicks for sell in the spring of 2012. Just let me know.
     
  7. sgribble

    sgribble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my barred rocks from Jeremy in Nebraska. They are about 4 months old in these pictures. Can someone please critique these and give any feedback you may have. This was about 2 weeks ago and I hope to get some better pictures of them soon.

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  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Took me all day to read through this thread, but I enjoyed it.

    I have emailed Jeremy and I'm hoping to get some eggs/chicks/adults from him in the fall if he has any available.

    ~ Aspen
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Critique? let me know when you're selling eggs! [​IMG]
     
  10. Robert Blosl

    Robert Blosl Rest in Peace -2013

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    The female in the front looks a little longer and thats what I like in a pullet. When they molt to be hens if they are short ass pullets the female looks short in body like a wyandotte. This means nothing to you folks who just want to raise chickens for yourself to look at. As a breeder who is trying to improve their strain its important. If you look at the picture of the standard of perfection mostly the black and white ones from the apa standard these birds are not cockerels and pullets. They are molted mature cock birds and hens. Many people are fooled buy this and then when you look at thier birds as hens and old males they are short in body. This is just a secret from the past that I was told to tell you some day.

    Great strain of chickens. Dont bother Frank Reese about eggs or chicks. He does not have time to fool with us. He is to busy breeding his birds. Thank goodness Jermie got some and this is the guy you bother and Kathy. bob

    Quote:There is a pullet up front with a long back see her? If there was anything I would like to see in this strain is a little more lenth of body in the female.

    Reason when these females grow up to eightteen months of age and molt back in that is when you compair them to the standard of perfection picture in the apa standard.

    When Schilinng use to go to the shows and teach new folks about their chickens he always stressed these pictures that I painted for the standard of perfection are not ckls and pullets.

    If you are not carefull your hens and cock bird will be shorter in body and you will have females that will have a wyandotte lenth of body.

    Do not kill a good pullet that you have raised because of what I am telling you. Its just a long range goal you need to work on.

    Next color. Beginners do not need to worry about color the firest year or two. These birds have very good color and you can work on that after you figure how to breed for type.

    Keep up the good work I have about twenty barreds from Nebraska about twenty miles from me to look at. bob

    Are you saying she should be longer in the back? Or that she already has a nice long back?
    I do appreciate all the info I am finding here. Please keep it up!
     
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