Mapuche Huastec Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Yashar, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    I decided to open a thread just for this wonderful heritage stock; the Mapuche Huastec!

    Here are some picks:

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  2. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    Beautiful birds... [​IMG]
     
  3. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of my Mapuche pullet.....looks very similar in color to the hen in the pictures...............................................................................................chrisf[​IMG]
     
  4. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Are they a land fowl?
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Interesting. Looks like another of those where the flocks were crossed with Polish or Silkie at one time. I love the roos in that second picture but the white one is quite stunning as well.
     
  6. Yashar

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  7. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    Here is a nice one of one our first Mapuche roosters.

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  8. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very evident of their Silkie background.......an interesting ipso facto is that they lay a very large, extremely white egg in proportion to their size.........................................................................chrisf
     
  9. Yashar

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    Quote:Are you referring to the Mapuche or the Mapuche Huestec?

    Please elaborate on the Silkie background.
     
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  10. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you referring to the Mapuche or the Mapuche Huestec?

    What basis is there to say they have Silkie background?

    From: Kermit (Sat Aug 23 15:04:57 2008)
    These Snow Nikkei fowl are the common fowl of the Japanese Nikkei communities of Peru.
    http://www.latinamericalinks.com/japanese_in_Peru.htm
    They are the descendants of Jitokko chickens brought from Japan in the late 1800's that were bred together with Quetero and Mapuche/Quechua chickens.
    Later, in the 1920's Japanese Silky Chickens were brought to Peru and certainly their genes are interspersed as well but the majority of the snowy Nikkei are basically Jittoko Mapuche crosses. Indeed, the Crested Mapuche most likely accrued its crest from the Jittoko as well.



    From: ksalguy (Sat Sep 6 21:27:00 2008)
    what color egg do these birds lay? also is it true that adding Silkie blood to Aracannas will intensify the blue egg color?



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