Cubalaya Thread For Sharing Pics and Discussing Our Birds

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

  1. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Current flock consists of the mature white cock cubalaya, 3 young cuba cockerels, 2 mature cubalaya hens, 9 young cubalaya pullets, and 3 layers (RIR, cuckoo Marans, and Marans/cuba cross)

    That should be 18 birds [​IMG]
     
  2. troyer

    troyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have enough cubalayas to end up with a large amount of young in 2013 if you so desire. That white pullet looks nice.
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Do Cubalayas have white skin? Or?
     
  4. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes white
     
  5. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    i think it is white. we have some cubalayas; cocks: black, white , bb red, brown red , gold duckwing - stags: gold duckwing, black, bb red - hens: 3 blacks, 3 brown reds, 2 whites, 2 wheatons, 2 wild type wheaton, 1 silver wheaton---21 cubalayas total. that is enough to carry through the winter but i did lose 2 hens and a stag and i gave away a trio of whites.
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the age they are now a Cubalaya is just butt-ugly and remains so for a good while to come.[​IMG]
     
  7. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG, my friend who took the orphan chick in July has posted a picture and I KEPT THE WRONG CHICK! I really didn't have a choice - he hatched after the broody left the nest, and the 2nd time I tried to get him adopted by the hen she tried to kill him. So I gave a close friend this guy and a white female chick, along with a small brooder and supplies. Cubalaya, this is one of those black/red watchamacallit sports from the white on white mating right?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...03732716766.2017878.1330185680&type=1&theater

    The good news is she is willing to loan him back as soon as I get my pens finished. Other than inheriting his daddy's oversize comb, this is more like it right?
     
  8. Jungleexplorer

    Jungleexplorer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't argue with that. LOL! If everyone is right about the coloring, it looks like I will have more cockerels then pullets.

    On a different subject. These little chicks eat an amazing amount of food compared to my AGs. They also use a lot of water. I am having a problem with them draining their waterer. I am not sure how they are doing it because they won't do it while I am watching them, but they somehow drain the water out of the waterer. I have a catch pan under their brooder and it is full of water every time I check them and the their waterer is empty. At first I had a one quart waterer in with them and it was always dry. I cover the catch pan with newspaper so and it absorbed the water so I did not notice what they were doing until I put a one gallon waterer in with them. I put it in brooder in the morning and came back in the afternoon and it was dry too. I raised over 100 AG chicks in this brooder this summer and never had this problem. Not sure how they are doing it, but I would sure like to find a way to prevent it.
     
  9. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    Time to turn the game/predator cam to look INSIDE [​IMG]

    How is the waterer "presented"? Sitting on the ground or hanging? Maybe they are like my daughter's dumb *** (but VERY fun and cute [​IMG]) cat. He likes to push the water dish around and slop the water all over the place. We had to put a dish under it so the water had somewhere to go other than the floor.

    Bruce
     
  10. Jungleexplorer

    Jungleexplorer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried three type of waterers, hanging and setting types. Does not matter, they drain it.
     

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