My Magnificant BLRW *Picture Heavy*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KinderKorner, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I was very lucky this year to purchase some of the best BLRW stock around. My lines are a mixture of Jesse Paul, and Foleys.

    They are finally starting to look great. They are only 5 1/2 months old, so their lacing and type is getting better all the time, they are HUGE, but still growing. They are some of the darkest BLRW I have seen. These are the first pictures I took of them. And I do everything manually, and I hate to say it but I let a little too much light in and washed out their color. But I like some of the poses. So I'm to go ahead and put them up. After my cold fingers thaw I will go take some better ones that show their true colors.

    Biggest rooster. His colors are eye popping! [​IMG] But he is a little too orange for me. So he probably will be going.


    Splash Pullet


    Dark Blue Pullet, Which okay Splash Rooster. Look at that lacing on her chest. [​IMG]


    Splash Rooster, His lacing is getting better all the time. And his wings are really dark red.


    Beautiful Hen

    Group of 4. I know it's hard to see. But the rooster on the right is [​IMG]. Can you see his type? Short, and bulky, and he holds his tail correct. His lacing is pretty good also. Couldn't get a good up close picture. They were all blurry.

    Another pullet.

    More pictures to be added hopefully. [​IMG] Hope you like them.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I love, love, love the darker ones! Very nice.
  3. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
  4. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Me too!

    These pictures aren't even close to how dark they are. I'll go and grab a bird, and get a lacing picture in just a second. [​IMG]
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Pretty [​IMG]
  6. AmyJ

    AmyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Wallkill, NY
    Just beautiful! [​IMG]
  7. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    In all honesty. The dark ones feathered out black. I was so sad. Because I thought I got all blacks and a few splash no blues. It wasn't until they were around 4 months old they actually turned blue. It was really weird. And I was thrilled.

    Gr. I am ticked. Pictures don't do justice.

    You know how hard it is to hold a huge rooster, and try to take a good picture. [​IMG]

    Wing Feathers on rooster.

    Chest Feathers on different rooster.

    They really are darker. But this is the best I got to show.
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    OK, I thought I wanted some of these birds but now I KNOW I NEED some of these. Beautiful pics!!!
  9. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Those are GLORIOUS birds!!!! Congratulations!
  10. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Thanks everyone.

    I will be waiting a few more months then going through and picking the two best roosters to keep.

    I believe.... (It's hard to count the constantly moving birds) That I have 7 hens and 7 roosters, or 8 hens and 6 chickens. lol. Not sure.

    I have high hopes they will fill out more, and their lacing will finish. Their color constantly changes it's so weird.

    Anyway. How much are BLRW eggs worth? I think they are just beautiful, but I have no idea how much is a fair price as far as hatching eggs go?

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