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Looking for pics of Holderread welsh harlies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dusky Beauty, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to compare some welsh harlequin birds from Holderreads to Metzer's (which mine are), just for the funsies of comparison. Hubby already gave me permission to pick up turkey poults and goslings in feb, but I wouldn't mind slipping in another duck order somewhere. I've been a really good girl all year after all! Even keeping my promise of processing culls which was not easy the first time doing it! HA!
     
  2. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my birds from holderreads...and I'm on my cell phone now and im not sure how to add the pics With my phone or else I would just add pics directly onto here...


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=606083

    OK im home now so im gonna add some pics...

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    These 2 are golds
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    ANNNNDDDD when they were babies <3
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  3. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drop dead stunning! did you end up with any gold phase, or just silvers in the bunch?


    I got myself out there in a RARE Phoenix winter rainstorm to do some new photos of my metzer harlies.
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  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my WH drake [​IMG] he is down right STUNNING I also have three hens and two look like white, and their wings are blue, but one hen has gold all over and has blue wings... Whats that make her?
     
  5. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:pics!!! and that makes her a silver
     
  6. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
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    Quote:Thanks [​IMG] and I ended up with 3 gold phase and 5 silver
     
  7. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silver phase harlies have the blue and green bands on their wings, gold phase have brown and gold tones
     
  8. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From Holderread descent, but not directly. These are the old ones, one of our hens won reserve of breed at the Crossroads show, but I can't find the current flock picture.

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    Here the reserve of breed winner is lounging in her cage at Nationals.

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  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wow! My drake looks like your drakes only not as much brown! (hes still a baby)
     
  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    From the pictures given, there is a lot of difference in the quality between the Holderread ducks and the Metzer ducks.

    But the Metzer ducks are pretty too, and Metzer does not claim to sell exhibition quality, so they aren't cheating anyone. The Metzer ducks look better than WH I've seen from other hatcheries.

    Still, a couple more dollars and you can have Holderread ducks and a great start to a nice flock. A week after the check is written, you'll forget how much you paid and really enjoy those gorgeous ducks.
     

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