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Mr Speckles F1s Jubilee project - updated w/ lots of pics 8 wks old

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We moved the Mr.Speckles babies outside to their new coop yesterday. They were really scared and will still get a heat lamp out there until our crazy weather gets more consistent, but thought you'd like to see some updated pics. For those who aren't familiar, these are some of our jubilee project birds. We did our first selections and banded some anticipated keepers to continue our work. I will also monitor for body conformation as we continue. I'm really happy because I've already found a local pet home for the pullets we will cull from the project. Enjoy the pics!

    editing to add a link to dh's page on the projects, so you can see Mr Speckles: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=478-project-jubilee-mottled-orps

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  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    [​IMG] Your project looks wonderful so far!!! Keep up the great work!
     
  3. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    Those look like really really nice birds.
     
  4. Nivrocco

    Nivrocco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you're getting the color...how do you go about keeping the body type? I'm really interested in these projects..
     
  5. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    sorry i must have missed it...what are you crossing to end up with a "jubilee"? I am very interested in all the projects you have going.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The type will be a work in progress through heavy selection and culling.

    We used a speckled sussex roo over black orpington hens that carry the mottling gene (from another mottled line we're working on) to produce these chicks.

    Katy, aren't they beautiful! Notice the red on some of the roos. There are lots of girls with red on their plumage as well, but it is much less obvious except upon close inspection. I am really pleased with the outcome so far and can't wait till they are grown up. [​IMG]
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I saw the red on some of the roos. Looks like you're well on the way. Needless to say, I'm very excited!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Nivrocco

    Nivrocco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to say that I enjoy your projects and your dedication, I am hoping to eventually have a few projects of my own. I may look to you for advice...providing you don't mind..[​IMG]
     
  10. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    You've certainly got a bit of mottling showing though on some.
    What will you be doing next in the next generation & what results do you expect to get? [​IMG]
     

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