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Heritage Barred Rock trio, 4 mths old

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by kathyinmo, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I am listing this auction for fellow BYCer Jwhip.
    This auction is for a trio of Heritage Barred Rocks from Jeremy Woeppel, XW Ranch, Chambers, Nebraska. You can email or PM him with any questions. His email: [email protected] PM here on BYC Jwhip. Shipping (Express Mail) is available, pickup is welcome, or will be able to deliver to show in Scribner, NE April 23. This trio is about 4 months old.

    Paypal or postal money order accepted. Note: If this auction goes to $350. shipping will be free, paid by Jeremy.

    This stock originates from the oldest known flock in the USA. The history can be traced back to around 1900. No new blood has been added to them, I have been told. One of the greatest breeders of Barred Rocks in history is Edward B. Thompson (1862 - 1928) of Amenia, New York. He made his first purchase of Barred Rocks in 1879, while still but a schoolboy. He won at Madison Square Garden Shows for 26 years straight. Can you imagine?!

    These Barred Rocks have very yellow legs, not pale or whitish. I have been told this is a difficult trait to breed into your stock, once you lose it. E. B. Thompson bred for, "survival of the fittest," he wrote. They are great foragers. This strain is called, "Imperial Ringlets," coined after the ringlet like necklace of barring they presented with.

    This is the trio for sale.....





    There is more information about the history of this stock on this thread:

    More photos of Jeremy's flock here:
    Here is one photo.....

    I have done alot of research on this strain, and read lots of history. If you are interested, I can relay some of that. A work in progress, here is a little bit of history on E. B. Thompson: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=31282-history


  2. donnie

    donnie Songster

    Dec 19, 2009
    Poteau, Oklahoma
    jeremys birds are awesome , i got a trio from him back in december , pictures so do not do his birds justice , as beautiful as they look in pictures they are more so in person especially when they are going home with you ....

    trust me i know ... lol
  3. Jwhip

    Jwhip In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2010
    Thanks donnie for the kind words and thank you Kathy for posting everything. This trio is young, they just need some time to grow and fill out.
  4. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    Southern IL
    What stunning birds.
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I love the ones I got from Jeremy. Honestly, they just surprised me so much. I have never seen chickens enjoy foraging as much as these do. They will work at it all day long, and forgo commercial feed! Mine are penned until mid-morning, (by then they have all laid) and they get antsy wanting out! I love watching them in the timber. Friendly and calm natured birds, too. I could just carry on and on about them! [​IMG] I have so enjoyed watching them grow and mature.

    The nice thing about getting a started trio is that you won't have to wait so long for eggs! OHHHH, speaking of eggs ..... I have 6 females, and I get 5 - 6 eggs nearly every day. Most often they lay their eggs early morning before 8-9 AM, too. I find them to be great layers! Now I'm just waiting for one to go broody! [​IMG]

    These are mine, from Jeremy. This is last fall, before they began to lay. I was out looking for them ....... and found them.




    I had to coax them back with some scratch. [​IMG]

  6. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Songster

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    I would love to buy this trio But I have bought Birds from all over the usa in trio's and never paid shipping that was $175.00 Is that just to assure you get the amount your looking for? I am definatly interested in some birds from you. But can you PM me your set price not bid price? or do you only sell birds via auctions?
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Jeremy said he would welcome pickup, or even deliver them to the show in Scribner, NE. I can tell you that I recently shipped some very young chicks (2 months old) and the shipping came to $99.45 Shipping is expensive.

    But then, you can email or PM Jeremy, too. I'm just telling ya from my experience.

  8. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Beautiful Birds!!!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  9. frostymayfly

    frostymayfly In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Renton Wa
    WOW these guys look like they are gonna turn out to be some head turners. I'm looking at getting back into birds now that things have settled down. I just wish the shipping wasn't so darn high. I might have to try to fork out the 200 and get this trio.
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That's what barred rocks are supposed to look like! [​IMG]
    My Corolla gets good milage, wonder what it'd cost me to drive from so Or to Nebraska...........yeah right [​IMG]

    Thanks for the eye candy.

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