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Columbian Plymouth Rock LF hatching eggs - 12+

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Yard full o' rocks, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several folks who bid on my last auction asked if there would be any more....well, I have to "travel" Mon and Tues of next week, so I won't be home to set any eggs for myself. So....I'll offer 1 more auction to be shipped Wednesday, Dec 14 (can be delayed until the beginning of the following week if need be, for longer shipping distances). After this one I will be loading the incubator up for myself as I plan to hatch 75-100 before April.

    For your consideration are 12 + hatching eggs from my Columbian Rock LF flock. My birds originated from a flock in Canada and I obtained them in Nov 2010. I hatched over 80 this past year and kept only the best 9 pullets and 5 cockerels.

    Are they "show quality"??!! I don't really know, but I have been encouraged by several long time Rock breeders to begin showing my best few. I recently donated a pair (cockerel and pullet) to a silent auction that was held at Crossroads and they brought $75, and they were purchased by a Rock breeder who's been in the business 30+ years.

    They ARE extremely rare in the US and I consider myself very fortunate to have a flock going here in the deep south.

    I have already hatched 18 that are in the brooder now and will be hatching for myself all fall and winter. I am not certain how many of these I will be able auction after this one.

    Here are a couple of pictures, taken today, of the flock all together. Also, the rooster in the link is the grandfather to this flock. He is the "Canadian daddy" to the trio I started from.

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    Please let me know if you have any questions and Merry Christmas!
     
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    How large are their eggs, & how well do they lay?
     
  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are Large to Extra Large in size and they do lay well. It does take them a little longer than hatchery raised birds to begin laying. Mine were about 32 weeks old before they started laying. This is pretty common with exhibition bred birds.

    Hope that helps
     
  4. rsquared

    rsquared Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scott, just gorgeous birds....quick question for you, are you still working w/ blue/black Rocks? Thanks
     
  5. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I still have a few floating around. 1 blue girl, 3 black girls in the brooder pen. Right now I'm focused on the Columbians and them only.
     

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