Mille Fleur Leghorn Thread PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cherylcohen, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    My flock currently ranges in age from 6 1/2 to 9 months. Out of about 60 chicks I have 6 hens and 4 roosters to work with that have yellow legs. My goal is to bring these as close to the SOP of a white or brown leghorn. There is much work to be done on this project, it's so much fun! I've just started hatching from this flock. Can't wait to see how they grow out!

    This variety is really curious. They come up to me for treats and generally follow me around. Very different than other leghorn varieties I've seen.

    I don't plan to sell eggs or chicks until maybe the late spring/summer as I need to hatch out a lot so I can work with them.

    Thanks so much for your interest!

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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Very pretty. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Thanks, I'd love to hear from others that may also have some in their flock or are breeding them!!
     
  4. fowlman01

    fowlman01 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Awesome, I hope you find a few more that are worth keeping!!
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    They're looking great!

    ~Aspen
     
  7. cubakid

    cubakid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If i might say, i would dab some light brown blood in them to open up the tails and put some nice shape on them. Someone can correct me in weather this is a good or bad idea. As Walt said, that one pullet is nice, but really breed to open up the tails.

    Zach
     
  8. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Quote:Yes I know the tail needs work and general conformation. Someone had mentioned putting in a white leghorn male. Others have said to work with what I have, but not sure I have the workings of a good start. I have 6 hens and the pictures don't show all of them at the right angle. Pictures are so tough

    What about the roo?

    I have 4 other roos, a bit younger, one has some fleshy color on his earlobes and Dan Honour says I shouldn't use him. One that is lighter but a bit taller has a lot of white in the tail. If you don't mind extra critiquing, I can try to get pictures today
     
  9. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    Any comments about the roo?
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Just a quick question on him. Is there suppose to be that much white in the tail? Other than the white I think he looks good, I'd definiately use him for breeding if he wasthe best lookingthat I had. I think the white can be bred out.

    I like the looks of these chickens.
     

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