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mottled houdans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickendales, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tail should be 50% above horizontal
     
  2. Bo Garrett

    Bo Garrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is an exhibition line of Houdans in the upper mid-west that was originally bred and shown by Barb Piper. They still win today and are of very good type and color. Most likely you can see them at the Crossroads show this coming October in Indianapolis, Indiana. There are also a very few white houdans in existence but they were almost lost until the SPPA stepped in and broke the flock up to several breeders. You'll have to check with the SPPA as to where and how they are progressing.
    Rightly so, the mottled houdans need our help in being brought back to the standard description. Most lack type and the color is very poor. Coloring should have a white tipped feather in percentage to solid black feathers, in other words not all the feathers will be mottled, but to have solid white feathers is a serious defect if not a disqualification. I don't have my standard handy at the moment. Check the American Poultry Association yearbook and look in the section for master exhibitor points to find the persons who have standard mottled houdans and go from there. If they are showing and winning with them then they are the persons to buy from. I believe the fellow who has Barb Piper's line has an add in there and specifically talks about the houdans still winning their share. If I can find the yearbook I'll PM you his name and number.
    You need to treat your new bird for scaly leg mites as he looks to have a bad case of them.

    Bo
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Far as I remember, Barb Piper doesn't do poultry at all anymore.


    However, Duane Urch is the only good source of LF Mottled Houdans, whom I believe relate to Piper's birds.
     
  4. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i well try get somefrom him
    bo
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Amen to the Feathersite comment. I salute Barry for collecting all the breed info & photos on the site but I wish he'd tried a little harder to find better examples of most of the breeds.
     
  6. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Amen to the Feathersite comment. I salute Barry for collecting all the breed info & photos on the site but I wish he'd tried a little harder to find better examples of most of the breeds.

    feathersite is nice for a general breed pic
    i just laught that bird they showed be was a worse quailty bird then one i own lol
     
  7. WyandotteTX

    WyandotteTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Bo was mentioning that those breeders had "Barb Piper's line" of birds. I dont think he mentioned that she was still breeding anything.
    I had some great Mottled Houdans 25 years ago, they were exactly what I thought a Houdan should look like in coloration and size. Ah the things we wish we would have kept from our past.....
    Maybe we will see a comeback of this beautiful breed. I would be willing to help if I could ever find stock that I actually thought was a Houdan.
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got some pretty darn nice ones in bantam size, Jim Parker lines. They are a little white, but not crazy white , just a good mottling, not the big blotches of white like so many have now, and they are HOUDAN!! not polish mixes.
     
  9. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they look pretty nice from what i can see
     
  10. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they look pretty nice from what i could see
     

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