Heritage Large Fowl - Phase II

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by juststruttin, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm having fun but there are some depths that can not be penetrated by common sense..just enjoy yourself...Something...something about bliss...
     
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  2. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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  3. hellbender

    hellbender Overrun With Chickens

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  4. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    With them being seamless, are there issues with the bird outgrowing a size but not being able to get the next size up on? I don't have bantams but the amount of info on the band is impressive. Still I like the clearness of a plain numbered band. Easier to identify from a distance.
     
  5. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would that breed even exist if the decided description did not exist? The standard describes the bird that fits it's purpose. If it's not meant to lay well, why make it lay more. That changes the purpose, and the characteristics of the bird.
     
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  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Who hasn't yet found the breed they desire? It's time to contact the breeders and get on their Spring 2014 list.
    Or maybe you just need help making that last decision on which breed to choose? Ask away. That's a
    big reason for this lists existence. Need help finding a strain, ask.
     
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  7. Canieldonrad

    Canieldonrad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a one size thing. You band them with a size the adult birds will be comfortable with, usually a couple millimeters of give space for large fowl. You want to catch them in a short window though. Just hold the bird, bundle the toes and slip it over. Its recommended to do bantams anywhere from 30 to 90 days. 75 seems about right for large fowl(at least for mine).
     
  8. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I can see the merits but I'm not completely sold on them. The once on always on has its goods and not so goods. Then the amount of info on a tiny band means smaller font, not good for my eyes unless I actually catch the chicken.
     
  9. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about someone who breeds Greek chickens here in the U.S.? I have yet to see that happen...
     
  10. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/106521/greek-chicken-breeds
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    Monitoring Institute for Rare Breeds and Seeds in Europe Rare Breeds and Varieties of Greece - Atlas 2010 http://www.save-foundation.net/pdf/Breedatlas_Greece_FINAL.pdf
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    Is the Hooded Greek Chicken the right breed of chicken for me?
    http://www.rightpet.com/Livestock-poultryDetail/hooded-greek-chicken
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    Chicken Breeds in Greece http://www.aviculture-europe.nl/nummers/07E04A08.pdf
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    Chickens from Greece http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Greece/BRKGreekStreets.html
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    maybe these folk will know of any Greek breeds were imported to the US?
    http://www.mpn-wpsa.org/main/index....=70:mediterranean-poultry-network-of-the-wpsa
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    List of Greek poultry breed by their common English names:
    http://backyardbirds.weebly.com/chickens.html
    In which breed are you interested?
    Best,
    Karen
     
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