Maiden Rock Bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JohnGalt, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting little birds. I knew the comb and blue egg genes were closely tied together, but am surprised to hear about the color patterns also being on the same chromosome.

    Can you describe this in more detail?

    This bird you've created is very close to my vision and goal with a LF project someday, except I have a fondness for beards and muffs. [​IMG]
     
  2. Golden Acre

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    They are gorgeus [​IMG] do you have any pictures of there eggs? I'm curious about how big and blue they are.
     
  3. JohnGalt

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  5. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many Maiden Rock bantams exist?
     
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  6. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ryan,

    I hatch at least 200 of each color pattern of maiden rock each summer. I winter over a flock of only about fifty. The size of my ‘maiden rock’ flock depends on the time of year – ranging between 50 and 500. But, in answer to your question, I must admit that at this time I only have a handful of birds that live up to the standards that I imagine they will all one day meet.

    Thanks,
    Dan

    Do you eat the culls? because of the Araucana in them, do they have the broad Araucana type breast?
     
  8. JohnGalt

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  10. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are, I believe, one of the very few people I have seen refer to the utility qualities of your bantams.

    I have honestly never considered bantams before now, always being a fan of the economics of the larger birds. (Or rather, the economics as I saw them.) But when I started looking into quail due to current space limitations, I thought perhaps it would be worthwhile to look into bantams, first.

    It seems your bantys lay well, and I do recall you referring to their dress out somewhere. Can you expand on these qualities? Do you think bantams are a good solution for the small city homestead?
     

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