Calling all Penedesencas Owners/Breeders

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by josh44, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Seems like with some breeds that aren't so common, people will focus on one thing like egg color, feather color, body type, ear lobes, combs etc. rather than on the whole bird. All are equally important, if not then what's left is a different bird. IMO it requires sufficient numbers and hard culling.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I've gotten upwards of 15 breeds from Sandhill over the years. For the most part I thought they were all nice birds. I admire what he does. He doesn't purport to have breeder quality birds (though I thought some were close). He is just trying to save as many breeds as possible before their genetics are lost.

    I never bought blk penes from him but those I've seen don't have white lobes.
    That said, I've seen lots in Spain that didn't meet the Spanish standard for lobe color.
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Sorry for not responding to those that asked about black pene eggs. I was so busy this spring I just couldn't get on much.

    I was preparing to get my NPIP cert when a newspaper article about me and the rise of backyard chickens alerted my mayor of the fact that I had chickens. I've had them(and roosters) here for many years but no one knew. There are 6 others I know of with chickens and roos in this suburb of St. Louis and I'm sure that's the tip of the iceberg.

    Here are links to recent TV news coverage, in case anyone missed them, and links to the original stories that sparked the issue...

    The problems started with the following newspaper article

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    Then the citation came and we descended on city hall en masse

    http://www.stltoday.c...[​IMG]

    http://fox2now.com/20...[​IMG]

    http://www.kmov.com/v...[​IMG]

    http://maplewood-brentwood.patch.com/blog_posts/black-jacks-chicken-saga-continues

    check out the comments in all the stories. Every single one is supportive of me and negative to the city and mayor.

    http://snewpy.com/2006/08/norman-mccourt-where-are-you/

    So I'm not sure what the future of my Black Penedesenca flocks and breeding program holds.
    I'll keep you updated.
     
  4. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    ouch... sorry Chickencanoe...
    I will keep my fingers crossed for you.[​IMG]


    also yes I have heard that about Sandhill's Black Penes. Unfortunately I have been unable to find them anywhere else.. Maybe if I keep the hens I get and can bring in a outside rooster I can get some of that back. we will have to see.
    On another note.
    I am excited about my 4 Crele's I have 3 hens 1 rooster.. got to love the auto sex factor they have.

    I also picked up some 1/2 Cream Legbar 1/2 welsummer or penedesenca crosses which will lay hopefully olive eggs that I plan to put those hens with the crele's as well. I think I got 3 hens and a rooster with the mixies...

    anyways keeping my fingers crossed...
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    If you look at the videos in the links above you'll see the beautiful earlobes my birds have.
     
  6. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    wow crazy. are you in the city limits? looks like you are even on property????
    Sorry and hope it works out.
    very nice Penedesenca. yes white ear lobes are very nice.
     
  7. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    google Lee Penny he has black's he is in GA somewhere... im at work right now but if u cant find them ill look up his info later for you...
     
  8. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    awsome
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    My starter flock came from Lee and Ginny Penny.
    Contact info on PenedesencaUSA club.
     
  10. Oldhound

    Oldhound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Chickencanoe, I hope you get through the legal issues. We exchanged pms some time ago and I have always planned on obtaining eggs from you,however health problems have kept me from doing much breeding, that said I managed to hatch about 20 black Penes this spring from 2 hens that came from Sandhill. I have a third hen that I have yet to breed. Just letting those who wish to know my experiences with my Sandhill Penes
    I think that if one plans to breed any rare breed you should expect lots of faults and Penedesencas are no exception. My Penes are not friendly to put mildly. This type of personality is not going to make them popular with most back yard chicken keepers who like a " quiet easy going pet ". They do however lay lots and lots of large and extra large eggs.All three of my hens lay a very dark, darker than a RIR or Plymouth Rock, but not as dark as the darkest you see in pics. Earlobe color is not consistant but if you look a some pics from Spain,many birds have red ear lobes. There are also some color on the hackles wings and saddles on some of the males. Understand that this is from a very small number of birds and may not be representative of Mr Drowns Penes. They are better than I expected. Hope this helps somebody. Bill
     

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