Colloncas, Huastecs, & Quechuas

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  1. Yashar

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    I will not be offering hatching eggs next year.[​IMG]



    I'm very sorry for all of you who have PMed me about getting on next years waiting list. We are making some major chance to our little farm here and I don't have the confidence that I'll have things set in place for next year.

    If something changes I'll let everyone know (perhaps you should be sure to subscribe to this thread).

    Also, I won't feel bad if you who got eggs from me offered them on BYC (or elsewhere). This stock is all amazing and the more stewards the better.

    Again, I'm soooooo sorry.

    P.S. Next year will be like I'm on vacation....what will I do with all my extra time!


    This is the old listing just so you can understand what has happened...

    Hello everybody...


    Hatching eggs are $48 per dozen plus shipping (Usually around $15). I ship out eggs Monday through Wednesday. I always try to send a few extras.

    PM me to let me know what you want and when you want it. And we can see what we can do...

    Feel free to mix and match.


    Here is the list of what I have available at this time:

    Huastec


    Sweet Potato Quechua


    Colloncas



    All are winter hearty.






    # 1 - Huastec

    The Huastec is one of the rarest breeds in the world. It's an ancient black-boned fowl from southern Mexico and Ecuador.
    The Huastec produces lots of medium to large eggs, is calm, confiding, personable and fairly quiet.

    Whereas the breeds of some roosters, like the Leghorn, tend to fiercely exclude other roosters from access to hens and shelter, the Huastec is a cooperative breeder. They can be run in braces; three to five roosters to accompany a little bevy of hens. Each rooster has a favorite hen and vise versa. The Huastec is incredibly cold hardy and make wonderful parents. The roosters are just as attentive to the chicks as the hens.


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    # 2 - Sweet Potato Quechua
    This is an antique South American relative of the North American Ameraucana. Our strains have Marquesas Island Junglefowl (Gallus temmincki Gould) ancestry as well as old Peruvian Indian village hen genetics.

    Some Sweet Potato Quechua produce unusually blue or turquoise eggs and some will produce tea yellow or pale pinkish brown eggs. Most lay a pale aqua or stone hued egg. Being a fantastic layer of medium eggs. It is often an even more consistent winter layer than the Ameraucana and it’s still more cold hardy.


    This unusual breed is a great forager, unusually sweet tempered and lovely. Sweet Potato Quechuas make fine mothers. They are an unusually striking fowl that don’t ruin a garden. The roosters have a musical crow and are fairly quiet compared with most breeds.

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    # 3 - Colloncas (very nice line)
    Colloncas are one of the original and most ancient breeds of the Mapuche Indian culture of Chile. They produce generous numbers of colourful eggs and like many South American fowl lay well into the winter. Some hens will produce a pale sea foam hued egg, others robin blue, ash grey and even lilac. A single pair of Colloncas may produce hens that each lay a different colour.

    Colloncas are best known for innate tameness. They enjoy being held but unlike Silky fowl, which also enjoy human companionship, the Colloncas is completely winter hardy and can evade predators ably. It is a fairly strong flier and one of the more quiet breeds. Colloncas are very good at tick and fly control and are traditionally kept with sheep and llamas.
    The Colloncas is one of the two primary ancestors of the Araucana. It is advisable that the poultier keep at least two roosters with a flock of hens, three is the ideal number as Colloncas have strong pair bonds and the roosters work in cooperation to defend and chaperone hens and chicks. As a rule, true Colloncas roosters do not fight with one another and are never aggressive with people.

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    Please PM me if you want to arrange a purchase (or have questions).
     
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    We ordered a mix of these eggs shipped over the summer and just wanted to say the eggs are lovely, packaging is first rate, and the hatch rates were very nice on all breeds. The Sweet Potatoes were incredible with around a 80% hatch rate on four shipments.
     
  3. PeppermintHen

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    May I purchase half a dozen of each?
     
  4. beausonge

    beausonge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my dozen collonca eggs and two extra sweet potato quecha? this morning. Your packaging was Incredible!!! Fantastic!!! Over the top!!! BEST!!! shipping I have ever seen!

    Every egg was intact and had well defined air sacs. I am letting them rest today then starting incubation tomorrow.

    So excited and happy about your eggs that you sent me.

    Thanks so much!

    Vickie
    Kelso, WA.
     
  5. GLORY RANCH

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    Hello and blessings... really love these south American breeds of chickens and am trying to reproduce my experience with so called "Araucana's" I raised back in 1979... they might have already been "easter eggers" but, now am trying to go back to the foundation breeds of the Araucana/Ameraucana/Easter Egger...

    In 1979 I lived in the foothills of the Cascade Mts. .. in Washington State.. although we had mild summers we had lots of snow and these chickens were free range, trained to go into their chicken house at night and I would open their door to let them out in the morning..otherwise they foraged very very well in the surrounding forest floor and my horse pasture.. very savvy about predator watch...

    I would love to raise some of each of these three breeds... All are unique, beautiful and hearty birds... thank you so much for sharing your similar passion and making these available.. I thought I wouldn't have a chance to these magnificent birds.. and will also have to say that the "Ameraucana/ and Araucana" breeds I see from breeders as well as hatcheries though are nice enough looking birds.... leave a lot in their quest for that cookie cutter bird.. they loose how magnificent these birds are ... like your birds are ..... I can't wait... I hope to hear from you soon.. and if I have to put in a request for the spring.. well.. so be it! Now that I've found you.. will hope to learn lots from you..

    Blessings and much thanks... Janine GLORY RANCH
     
  6. beausonge

    beausonge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 4: Candled with a non-heat super bright light. 4 out of 11 collancas (I dropped an egg when I set them...grrrrr!) and 1 sweet potato Quecha already show incredible veining! All the other eggs have little dark blobs in them. All of them have perfect air holes. Can' t believe these traveled the entire width of the USA!
     
  7. Yashar

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    Oops,
    I forgot to subscribe to my thread and didn't notice the posts! Sorry.
    I'll get back with you all...
    Yashar
     
  8. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bought hatching eggs from Yashar they are some of the best packing I have ever seen and he sends extras He will answer your questions. Great patience with people who like me are not real familiar with incubating eggs. Can not go wrong with buying eggs from him.I have become fascinated with these birds they are unique and beautiful.
    I have built a entire coop and huge run with covered top and streams running through them.
     
  9. FeatherhilRF

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    Hi I sent a PM a few days ago inquiring about the eggs:) Wanted to know if they are still available. Thanks
     
  10. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    I have bad news....[​IMG]

    I have to say that I need to put a hold on order for now [​IMG] .

    Things have gotten to crazy around here to keep up with everything and I don't want to put a bad taste is anyone's mouth by giving them bad service.

    I'm really sorry if you had your heart set on these beautiful birds....

    Please feel free to send me a message if you would like to be put on a list for next Spring. I can't guarantee what or when I'll have next year, but I'll keep you in mind and make you a priority if you get in touch with me early.

    All the best,
    Yashar


    P.S. If you have gotten eggs from me and have nice pictures, please post them here or on a some of the other applicable threads. And perhaps we need to make a thread if one isn't created yet...


    This is a copy of the eddited first post of this thread...
    I've inserted it here ....too

    Supper Important Notice

    I will not be offering hatching eggs next year.[​IMG]



    I'm very sorry for all of you who have PMed me about getting on next years waiting list. We are making some major chance to our little farm here and I don't have the confidence that I'll have things set in place for next year.

    If something changes I'll let everyone know (perhaps you should be sure to subscribe to this thread).

    Also, I won't feel bad if you who got eggs from me offered them on BYC (or elsewhere). This stock is all amazing and the more stewards the better.

    Again, I'm soooooo sorry.

    P.S. Next year will be like I'm on vacation....what will I do with all my extra time!
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
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