Longcrowers, Anyone?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gresh, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was on feathersite awhile ago and was impressed with the pictures they have of the various breeds of Longcrowers. Anyone got any Longcrower pics to share? If this is successful enough, I might call it the Longcrower Thread....
     
  2. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Wynette has some amazing ones, she's a moderator here and also you can find her at www.adamsonacres.com
     
  3. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! I'll be sure to PM her and ask if she can visit this thread.
     
  4. mice75

    mice75 Out Of The Brooder

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    I only have some Koeyoshi pics. these were from a friend of mine, but unfortunately they died out due to a very weak bloodline (a serious problem in the base of birds in Western-Europe). Koeyoshi in Japan also is in trouble we heard.
    This color is typical for the breed and called Go-shiki (five color) older birds have those fleshy faces.

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    Young pure male

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    Young pure female

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    older bird. He's a cross satsumadori-Koeyoshi (bred for vigor) He looked more powerfull than a pure Koeyoshi looks like, but the crow on this bird was just as characteristic as the long, deep, forghornlike sound they should have.
     
  5. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great-lookin' birds! I'm sorry to hear that Koeyoshis are doing so poorly--I certainly hope there are enough people preserving them to keep them around for years and years to come. Love that Satsumadori X Koeyoshi cock!
     
  6. mice75

    mice75 Out Of The Brooder

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    HI Gresh, Gladly some breeders are working hard to keep them goiing. We just keep our fingers crossed that they will succeed. Would be a shame to loose this unique breed.
     
  7. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mice, I agree. It's a shame to lose any breed, but especially Oriental or Longcrower breeds. They're so rare anyway....[​IMG]
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Just adopted some from Toni-Marie Astin and a mutual friend Will Lawrence.
    Got a couple denizili, then some longtail and asil blends with , tomaru, kurokashwa, denizili and a very cool little ohiki x denizili roo. Will get some pics up when I have time to get some. Just got them a few weeks ago and they are all in heavy molt right now, as soon as they feather back, I'll post away
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not the best photographer, but here is a pic of my pure Tomaru cockerel:

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    And another pic of him with one of his gals:

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    I started a thread on Tomaru Longcrowers here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=438363

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    have truly enjoyed these birds - they seem more intelligent and inquisitive than my other breeds, and I find them just beautiful!
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Tomaru Longcrowers in the US don't crow very long but there is a Denizli breeder here in the US, in fact the famous "Heavy Metal Rooster" I believe belongs to him. I'd say look it up, I know I saw him auction some eggs a while ago on other sites.




    I'd LOOOVE to get my hands on some Koeyoshis. They're of my two favorites among longcrowers. They sound like a chainsaw or an elongated roaring, growling, gurgling mix, and their Gamefowl-like body is very attractive to me. Kosova Longcrowers are another favorite.
     

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