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I just had the best chicken weekend ever! Updated with Photos.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sherriekim, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could make this really long, but I will try to keep it short! In the last week I made the decision to part with my five polish chickens as well as my frizzle roo. The polish because the male was so skittish I was afraid he was going to kill himself running into the walls of the run and, due to my inexperience, ended up with the standard polish roo, two banty polish hens and two houdan hens before I knew enough to realize what a mix I had. Didn’t really want to breed them as who knew what I’d end up with! The frizzle rooster decided he was the end of to end all and wasn’t sharing his space with anything resembling another roo and wasn’t to gentle with a few of the hens as well. Found really good homes for all of them, but still feeling a little down when I get an e-mail from an acquaintance. Would I be interested in her frizzle roo? Cute as can be, but he's started to row and no crowing allowed where she lives. Sends a pic and it’s a black-tailed white Japanese frizzle banty. Well, I love the jap bantys almost as much as I love the frizzles, but even better, so does my son. Tried to order him one from Ideal, but they were sold out for the year. I’m ecstatic, we agree to a swap and she’ll deliver the next day. That night looking at Craigslist and see an ad for free banty chickens. Of course, I have to look assuming it will probably be cochin bantys, seems to be a lot of those around here, but I could use a few more hens and free chickens, who ould resist that? Open it up, it’s for mille fleurs, silkies, frizzles and, yes, cochins. Well, now I’m excited! I have one pair of month old mille’s and it looks like I have one hen and one rooster based on the difference in coloring, would love some more hens. Lost my only silkie when my son left the gate to the run open, he still feels guilty and would love another silkie. Well, long story short... yesterday, I brought home four mille hens, one white sultan hen, a gorgeous cuckoo silkie roo, a birchen frizzle cockerel, black frizzle pullet, 2 silkie/cochin cross pullets and a gorgeous partridge cohin and two tiny red cochins that are yet to be determined sex wise. Needless to say, I’m a happy girl right now! The mille’s have already graced me with two eggs. I’d have written about this sooner, but I’ve spent all day finding reasons to go out to the coops. Just had to share with people who would understand my "chicken high" (saw that expression on another post here and I love it, exatly how I feel right now), thanks for listening! Oh, does anybody know where I can get a few pure silkie hens? [​IMG]
     
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  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Yay! [​IMG]
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh wow, what a GREAT chicken day you had!!Im jealous! LOL Glad you was able to get a few more hens! Jeesh! NO ONE around here gives away anything like that! Not that I need more! LOL My poor DH.!
     
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    did you get the BTW japanese frizzle??

    I love my 3 month old japs and I would love to see a pic of the frizzle.
     
  5. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantychickmom, here's the photos of my BTW Frizzle, awful pics and its my first time trying to post photos here, but here goes...

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    I've never seen a BTW Japanese Banty, frizzle or smooth in person, just photos, so if I'm wrong, please let me know, but it sure looks like one to me! [​IMG]

    Opps, had the same photo twice, hopefully this will fix it.
     
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  6. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, those are really bad photos, look even worse on here than they did on my PC. I will try to take one more that actually looks like a chicken, not a blurry blob! Sorry about that.
     
  7. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, one more time.

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    Couldn't resist, the Silkie roo...

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    The Milles...

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    They are very timid and flighty, the only way to get the picture was to almost pen them in the corner, they have their own coop and were very happy until I bothered them for a photo op.

    And the newest addition, a white silkie roo. Same lady I got the first frizzle roo from took some of the free chickens as well and ended up with a white silkie roo. Of course, she couldn't keep him either so we traded again. I'm not against eating chickens, but he was such a gorgeous thing, I couldn't resist....

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    Well, let's see how these come out. Thanks for being patient with a newbie picture poster! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Although the tail doesn't stick up high, it does appear to be a frizzle jap roo.
    One of my favorites is the BTW japanese.

    Here's a few pics of mine

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    they are about 3 months old
     
  9. Sherriekim

    Sherriekim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantychikmom, glad to hear you think its a BTW Japanese frizzle, too. Funny, it was his tail that had me wondering, too. I don't think the frizzle gene does much for their tail appearance! His consists of three little feathers that stick up a bit in back, pretty sad looking when compared to your bantys. Those are some very nice looking chicks you have, I love the contrast of the black and white. Want to swap eggs in the spring? [​IMG]
     
  10. warren

    warren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you get your pictures posted? I wanted to do it the other day and don't know where to start. Thanks for any help.
     

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