Cubalaya Thread For Sharing Pics and Discussing Our Birds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cubalaya, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    i know there are a few cubalaya owners out there that would like to talk about this great breed of rare chickens.
    here are a few of mine:

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  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    here is another


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  3. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful birds! correct me if I'm wrong here, but shouldn't the first one's legs be slate? I know no bird is perfect, just trying to learn [​IMG]
     
  4. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    in cubalayas the blacks and brown reds should be slate. the first rooster is furness colored and has the wheaton leg color. this brown red pullet has the slate legs.


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  5. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very interesting. so how do you describe a "furness"? reason I ask is I've gotten several different replies about this coloration in the gamefowl world. what some call polecat others call furness and I've seen some deep blacks with red leaking through called furness as well.
     
  6. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    polecat is limon rubi, furness is dorado cuello negre. the closest guess other than furness or polecat would be ajiseco dorado.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Don't know if this helps but in Gamefowl --

    Furnace : Dark eyes and legs . The male golden colored feathers across the shoulders which are supposed to resemble a furnace rising from a coal black background. Black breast and saddle , body fiery red often tinging hackle and wing. Some of the hens show a little gold on some shoulder feathers otherwise black.

    Polecat : These are black but have more red than Furnaces and of a lighter shade,sometimes extending to hackle and saddle. The hens are dark or black , with hackle to match cock.


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  8. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    its not the same chris, hence the cuban discription. i have a color chart in my bookmarks but cant post the link for some reason.
     
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  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:You can't post it because the filter of this form changes the link from it's original domain to backyardchickens.com. You can, however, post the link on your byc page and direct folks to look there. [​IMG]
     
  10. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm just curious, for the past 3 years I have looked at the Cubalayas and think they are soo pretty, but then I read that they can be noisy.
    I live on .44 acres with homes close, sooooo, don't want to noisy of a breed. That is one reason I choose the Sicilian Buttercup over the Cubalaya. But other than that they probably would have been my 1st choice. Being near Houston, I need a bird that tolerates not only the heat but the humidity also.

    So are they that noisy to be a problem in close quarters, so to speak. I would love to see them wander about the yard.
     

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