Hambugh

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by becs, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. becs

    becs New Egg

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    I have a gorgeous Spangled Hamburgh Cockerel, yet two pretty pencilled hens. my hubby wants to breed pure pencilled. Therefore one cockerel or two pencilled must go. I love my spangled cockerel and would personally keepm him, exchange the pencilled hens for spangled hens.
    Please let me know which is the rarer breed? so i can make an infomed decidion.
    becs Wales:)
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I dont know alot about those breeds. Im sure someone else can answer your question. [​IMG] from TN
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on this site:
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
    they say:
    varieties: Silver-Spangled, Golden-Spangled, Golden-Penciled, Silver-Penciled, White, Black

    Less common.
    56%/24% (slvr-spng/all other)

    the way I read that is the silver spangled are the most common.

    I have 3 silver spangled hens and have seen the spangled roos, they are pretty!
     
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    Hi Becs,

    Glad to meet someone else from Wales here.

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    Hope you find an answer to your question, I am sure someone will know about these breeds.

    Jena.
     
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  8. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver Spangled is by far the most common color of Hamburg. If you want the rarer color, get a penciled rooster. But why do you have to choose between the colors? Just get the spangled hens for the rooster you have and get a penciled rooster for the hens you have.

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