Just sold by B/B/S Orps! Last Eggs ~Lavender~Isabel~B/B/S~Split~ 10+

ChooksChick

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I'm relisting, but I just sold my B/B/S stock and they'll be getting picked up Sunday. I've been trying to strategize a way to separate them, and I just have toooooooo many flocks, so the B/B/S stock had to go.

So: this is one of the last rounds of these birds, and if you want any of the B/B/S stock, you need to bid on this round or the next one, because I'll be selling just Lav and Isabel stock after this.


Here are a few shots of one of my blue pullets just growing into her 14th week. I love the lacing my blues get. Sorry about the quality of the shots, as they're from my phone and the sun was setting, which harshified everything! She is still leggy and a skinny pre-teen, but I expect she'll get to be gorgeous like the rest.

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Next to one of the Silkied Ameraucanas


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The following is a porcelain d'Uccle, who is young enough to have very little white showing at the tips of his feathers, so imagine this coloring on an Orp, and you'll understand what Isabel will look like.

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This pen has been mixed for the Winter and until Sunday, I'll sell eggs since their production has picked up. Some of the pics show birds other than Orps, but those are older pics, and these have been Orps only for months. My birds are big, heavy, friendly, productive layers, and we select for size, shape and temperament. The color projects will be separated in March.

We have 6 Isabel F1s, which will produce either an incomplete Gold-Laced Split to Lavender or Isabels. We have Lavenders, Blue, Splash, and Lavender Split. All eggs will be split to or showing Lavender. These are housed together. I will provide 8+ fresh eggs, based on what they give me. The previous winners each got 12.

Because this is a mixed pen, I'm starting the eggs low, but keeping the auction short, so keep an eye on it!!

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Guitartists made some Punnett squares some time back that helped folks understand the genetics of certain dilutors, so I thought I'd alter them to make some for Isabels.

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I just saw a thread with Isabel Partridge Brahmas overseas that got resurrected: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=383078

This
should help you envision the black and gold hens in my pics with the lavender and diluted buff.
 
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ChooksChick

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Thanks to all who offered to buy any remaining chicks- that was a lot of birds! I've sold all but the last batch set in my incubator, and those were just set. I'll have around 15 chicks, most likely.

Finally I'll be able to move forward on the Isabels with gusto! I need a bigger farm...
 

ChooksChick

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Well, that's it! The Split/Lav flock is sold and being picked up at 4:30, and the Blue/Splash flock is being nabbed tomorrow evening. Nothing left but the Isabel F1s and the Lavenders. This ought to speed the project up immensely. I can't believe I had to sell to make the separation, but it's time. I still have the Blacks I'm using for my Lavender improvement project, and I'll continue to seek the perfect conformation there. Plenty of work still to be done.

Congrats to whomever wins this last batch!
 

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