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Chicken Breed Focus - Ancona

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  2. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice Looking Rooster.
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  4. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She isn't a rooster [​IMG] She lays small white eggs
     
  5. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my. Well she is pretty.
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's a rooster... Not mine, snagged the pic online...
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    I saw an opening for a learning experience lol ;)

    Note how the rooster has long pointy feathers on his neck (hackle), and tail... Also how much bigger his comb is and how erect he's standing...

    Common misconception about big combs=roos; Ancona hens do have big, beautiful, rooster-y looking C mbs, but the tails are the most notable characteristic of males, IMO. :)

    Edit* sorry about the tiny picture lol
     
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  7. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh Yes I see.
    Thank You,
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  8. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, very pretty birds! The wild, flighty, nature probably wouldn't work for me though as I love them as pets :p plus suburbia despite our 3 acres (only one with it) so I can't have them but maybe eventually I can.

    as for the hatchery, My Pet Chicken and I believe Strombergs too are actually brokers/middle men not actual hatcheries. I know My Pet Chicken mostly gets them from Meyer Hatchery (excellent hatchery, I'm getting my first birds from there the end of this month) but no clue about Stromberg.
     
  9. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You for the Hatchery information.
    Steven
     
  10. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Overrun With Chickens

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    no problem. :)
     

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