Euskal Oiloa ( Basque Thread)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by skylinepoultry, May 22, 2011.

  1. Here's another, of 3 of my Basque hens dust-bathing in cool dirt in their covered shelter on a hot day inside the coop! I let them out after work as I've been keeping them in if I'm not home after the one went missing. Gotta get my electric poultry netting set up again!

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    Quote:Thank you for keeping an eye on the thread. I've been trying to hop on here and update as much as possible. Ill be posting some updated pics here soon. My Marradunas are filling out fast and looking better and better every week. I'm so glad I have Claire to help me out with questions and info. Thanx Claire [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:Get that net up soon. Don't wanna be loosing them babies now. I loved the picture of the little Basque peeking out from underneath the Chantecler. So Cute!
     
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    If you have read this whole thread so far, you've realized that I'm dedicated to the Marraduna Basque. This breed has amazed me from the beginning. To me, its the total package of what a true dual purpose bird should be and then some. Me and Ron Presley will be starting new blood to keep this breeds gene pool vigorous. In time I feel that this will be the breed that will soon be the homesteaders bird of choice once they have field tested them against other breeds. When I realized how special the Marraduna was I didn't won't just anyones help to keep this bird around. I needed someone who knows a thing or two about what its gonna take to do it right. Ron Presley is a pioneer and feel honored that he is helping me with this daunting task. His wisdom is priceless and I'm proud to call him my mentor and best friend.
     
  5. Don't worry, the babies are safe inside a chicken tractor! I love when they peep out from the Mommas skirts! Great you have such experienced help, guidance and mentoring!! I agree with you on their potential. People love them and so do we! It's funny, I know when I am looking at your pictures that them looking directly at the a camera from across the room or a foot away, and right under your feet or running toward you etc are all signs of the breeds personality! [​IMG]
     
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    Cut and spooned out 2 watermelons. The birds are having a field day! Cold water melon on a hot day.
     
  7. I have been following this thread closely. I am struggling with hatching other chicks. They seem one dimensional compared to the Marraduna Basque. Hurry up and grow, will ya.[​IMG] I am ready for some of those eggs. Can't wait. I am hoping they don't melt out here in the California heat like most chooks. I am patiently sitting on hands during other egg offers and auctions. Look forward to it. Thanks for keeping the thread lively Skyline and Skeffling.
     
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    Quote:Thank you following this thread Hiddenhill. Claire has been amazing with her research. I'm so glad that I've met someone that admires the Marraduna Basque as much as me. They're a hidden jewl in my opinion.
    Eggs should be ready soon. Trust me, I'm so excited to start letting other people enjoy them as much as we have. I might start letting early batches go in about a month. So you might want to hurry and get on the waiting list to get yours sooner. Its not an obligation to buy but for notification that they are ready and your next in line.
    They can handle heat, trust me... I tried to be specific when I mentioned they're smart. They're scary smart! Its as if they are studying you instead of you studying them. They learn real fast to the routines and make it a point to be at your feet when you are out. The heat here is hot and very humid and they don't even flinch at it. Always on the go looking for something.
     
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