Beautiful Quad

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by wclawrence, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is my new rooster and three of my old hens. I just love the color on this boy! He is just a young bird and has a lot more feathers to put on.
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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2009
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you crossing the jungle fowl with the game hens ?
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Nice looking roo. Thanks for sharing. Please post some more of him when he grows up. [​IMG]
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Nice looking group love the look of the rooster
     
  5. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are not game hens.
    The one on the right is a Grey jf x phoenix hybrid.
    The one in the middle is longtail X ceylon hybrid.
    The one on the left is out of longtail x ceylon (brother of middle hen) and a phoenix X ceylon hen. in other words, all three of these hens are 50% junglefowl of one type or the other.

    I am aware of the "moral" implications of making crosses like this.
    And I am keeping track of every bird raised.

    Edited to add:
    As long as I am able I will keep any interested parties informed on progress.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    hen on the right has a brassy back coloring [​IMG] i like the grey junglefowls (that is what the rooster is correct?)
     
  7. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep. He is a pure Grey Junglefowl.
    These make some of the prettiest birds, and I want to pull a few genes from them for my longtails (lanceolate breast feathers most importantly.)
     
  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure to post pics of the babies
     

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