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buckeye & preening sussex pics

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by wren, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. wren

    wren Songster 11 Years

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    Here's two of my buckeyes perching on my leg-they're 8 weeks old.
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    A buckeye and a speckled sussex preening before their nap in a favorite corner.
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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Very pretty birds. They sorta look like a RIR. I have never heard of a Buckeye chicken.Thanks for the new introduction. Do they lay brown eggs??
     
  3. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Songster

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    Hi Wren,

    I'm so glad you posted pictures of your Buckeyes! I wish I'd gotten some. I'm a Buckeye right here in the Buckeye state, and when I add to my flock, I've just got to get a few of them. I've wondered what they look like, and now I know! Pretty birds.

    Amy

    P.S. Do they lay chocolate-colored eggs with a peanut butter center? Sorry, couldn't resist. [​IMG]
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

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    I have never heard of a Buckeye either and they do look like a RIR. Thanks for posting a different breed for me.
     
  5. wren

    wren Songster 11 Years

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    They lay brown eggs. Man do I wish they laid chocolate eggs with a peanut-butter center![​IMG]
     
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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  7. wren

    wren Songster 11 Years

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    Thanks for your interest! [​IMG] I found out about Buckeyes at The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. They promote breeds of livestock and poultry that are under threat of extinction. The ALBC has a wonderful web page about Buckeyes at http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/buckeye.html

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    was thinking about getting a show quality roo somewhere, and breeding/selling chicks untill I saturate the Buckeye market in my neck of woods just to help the breed out. I don't know.

    It's a pleasure to see pictures of mature birds. Mine have green eyes-I wonder if they change as they get older. My chicks came all the way from New Mexico from a hatchery based in Iowa. Silly me I thought I was getting chicks hatched in Iowa so the babies would be under less stress as I live in Iowa. I learned a new phrase "shipping point." I haven't heard of Murrey hatchery in Ohio. I found my buckeyes on-line, Welps hatchery. I won't use them again.

    I am very interested in learning more about these birds. They talk a little about them on feathersite. Mine are very brave and friendly.

    mdbucks-how long have you had buckeyes?

    Southern28 - thanks for the link
     

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