Columbian Thread.......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by soonerdog, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Want to develop a thread for discussing and posting pictures of Columbian chickens of ALL breeds, both large fowl or bantam [​IMG] .........POST PICTURES NOW!!!

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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Well Ill get this ball rolling with a twist... [​IMG]

    Here are 2 old pictures of young Light Brahma ( Genetically a Columbian )

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    Here are 2 pictures of R.I. Reds ( Genetically a Red Columbian )

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  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok....my turn. I am growing out a flock of Columbian Plymouth Rocks (LF)...here are a few pix from about 2 weeks ago. They are about 17 weeks old now

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    Weather permitting, I am going to weigh/measure/assess the cockerels this afternoon in order to select the 2 I will be keeping for breeding purposes.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice looking birds everyone!

    Yard - some of those rocks appear to have white shanks. I would select against that for Rock breeding, but they may be useful in a while legged breed project - sussex/orps?
     
  5. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks...I'm having a similar issue with several BR cockerels from SQ parentage. Shanks are really, really light yellow. Breeder keeps telling me that the color will come. Their barring is incredible...like nothing I have ever seen before. That's one reason I haven't culled too many of the Columbians just yet....hoping the same will hold true.

    I have 1 pullet in the bunch with BRIGHT yellow legs but her coloration is the least best of the 3. I think I am going to hatch 25-30 this Fall and see what I have come springtime.

    I have 1 beautiful White Rock I can outcross to who has perfect yellow legs and EXCELLENT type....I might try that outcross this Fall as well as chicks will be sexlinked. Only pullets will be Silver Columbian.
     
  6. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Wonderful pictures! Absolutely gorgeous birds!!! [​IMG] MORE COLUMBIAN FOWL PICTURES PLEASE................ [​IMG]
     
  7. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im new to different breeds of chickens and actually raising the chickens but when i was a kid my dad had and i have a pair of rirs now and they have single comb is that a different strain or something?
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    silkydragon,

    Rhode Island Reds come in two varieties Single Comb and Rose Comb.
    The Standard call for both varieties to be the same and the comb being the only thing that is different between the two varieties..

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  9. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are White Black-tail Japs columbian based? If so, wonder why they don't have black neck feathering?
     
  10. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they have the Dark Brown restrictor. Columbian forces black out to the extremities,tail,wings & neck hackle; Dark Brown has the same effect but also removes black from the neck hackle.
     

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