Java Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by usschicago1, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    I would also like to know what she has in her, like Welsummer..what does her egg look like ?
    Light brown ?
    Dark brown ?
    It is very interesting...
    and, does anyone have any photos of Lyle's birds ?
    I am intrigued...
     
  2. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    Quote:The only ways I know what eggs comes from what hens are:

    1) by egg color and that is not an exact science
    2) seeing a hen in a box and finding one egg....sometimes 8-10 eggs are in a box

    Two hens I know for sure, 1) my easter egger that lays mint green eggs and 2) I have a RIR mix that lays a super dark cherry egg
    My Java's and my Barred Rocks lay lighter eggs, my SLW lay a slightly darker egg and my sex-links lay a brown egg.

    At times there are 18 eggs in he nest boxes and I would say about 10 different shades of brown and one green.

    When I is a bit warmer, I will put all my Java's in one pen and hatch all Java eggs

    Somewhere on this site, Robert Blosl posted a piece on trap nests and how the old breeders used it to get the exact hen trapped in the nest box with her lai egg so he could record the color/egg weight/and from which hen/hens band number.
    Maybe we can find it.
    But I assume each nest box, has to be spring loaded so a door closes when the hen enters, and that would be alot of work.
    It would be easier, to seperate just that one hen for a day or two even, to see just her eggs alone.
    Or breeding coop with the Cock that carries these genetics, to get pure eggs from just those 2 birds.
    Honestly she looks like she was crossed with a ring neck pheasant.
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Morning Everyone.... Nice pics rsf... In regards to her comb? It doesn't appear to be a single comb. Wouldn't a java to java with true java genes produce a single comb?

    ~ bigzio
     
  4. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She has a single comb:

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  6. aceschix

    aceschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello fellow Java breeders. [​IMG]

    I have a quad of mottled Javas that I need to sell. I no longer have room for them. I do not want to sell the hens for eating eggs and the roo to freezer camp. If you know anyone in a reasonable distance from me here in New England who may be interested please have them contact me.

    I am not trying to sell here on the discussion thread, I just thought since we all appreciate this breed there may be help here.

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    Thank you all for your understanding and time!

    ~Back to your regularly scheduled chat thread~
     
  7. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love them, but I have no way of getting them to Central, Illinois! Sorry
     
  8. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So, if I understand what you wrote, you want to sell them and also dictate how they are utilized in the future?
     
  9. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something about that just don't seem right too me. I spend my hard-earned money, but you get to tell me what I do with the product I purchased? I just don't get that concept.
     
  10. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saladin, where is the south? 400 birds and all this knowledge of Java's....I think I would love to vistit your farm. Where can I see pictures of your stuff (and by stuff I mean birds and coops/barns)?
     

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