Hello been offline for over 3 years..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenLeg, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

    Feb 15, 2012
    Hello again BYC.

    I took a break from BYC midyear 2015, stopped breeding chickens in fall of 2016. Kept a few random chickens at my parents house. A friend kept a line I started going. It consisted of Australorp/Dominique/Ameraucana crosses (**details below). Now that I'm moving out of apartments back to a home in the country, I decided to start back raising chickens. I'll raise my old line and start a LF dominique flock, and some random bantams for a small mixed flock. I'm glad to be back, maybe you'll start seeing me online more often :)

    **Australorp/Dominique/Ameraucana crosses are breeding true to color Blue/Black/Splash very little leakage in the hackles so far. Current hens are all blue and black with rose and pea combs. The current rooster is a single comb blue australorp (80-90%) with some american orpington blood (10-15%) in his line maybe even some jersey giant (X%), I'd have to ask the original owner to verify genes. This same australorp line was used in the original cross. Therefore this years hatch had a few single comb females that my friend kept for his line, but it also produced a few good rosecomb males (he saved one for me). I'll be hatching about 40 more of these eggs in the spring when I start back raising chickens. I'll save the best hens and cross them back to the rosecomb male from this years hatch. I'll be breeding for mainly rosecombs but I'm fine with some peacombs in the gene pool, large bodies, slate legs, beards and muffs are a plus, and good layers that are friendly and go broody. All these chickens have great docile personalities so far, the current autralorp rooster will let you walk up to him and pick him up no problem. The eggs range from blue, green, cream, brown, to pink. So large dual purpose birds with ameraucana faces and rosecombs is the main goal.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Congratulations on your new home and welcome back to poultry keeping and activity here at BYC.
  3. NoFlyBackFarm

    NoFlyBackFarm Crowing

    Aug 6, 2018
    Pilesgrove, New Jersey
    Congrats to the return!
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome back enjoy the new platform even better than before
  5. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

    Feb 15, 2012
    I'm trying to, one flaw I've found is when I search for threads. Is there a way to sort them by most thread replies? I search for specific threads and all I find are newer threads with few replies.
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome back to BYC! :celebrate
    We kept your roost warm for ya!
  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Choose advanced search under 'more',
    then on that page scroll down and click 'relevance'.
    It'll help...but still might have to do a lot of browsing.

  9. ChickenLeg

    ChickenLeg Crowing

    Feb 15, 2012
    Thanks for the advice. When did the search engine change? I liked the old way lol seemed to find specific threads far easier and kept traffic on those threads up.
  10. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
    Welcome back. :wee

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