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My new babies - showgirls, pigeons, cochins!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by greenfamilyfarms, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I went to the poultry show in Salisbury, NC this weekend and brought home:

    A beautiful pair of black cochins from Beth of Star Cochins in GA,
    A pair of copper tipplers (or tumblers?)
    10 assorted showgirl silkies (white, black, blue, and blue partridge, I think)

    Here's some pictures:

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    Black showgirl (hen?)

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    White showgirl (hen?)

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    A group of them taking it easy after the 3.5 hour drive home.

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    One of the pigeons - love the eye color!

    I didn't get any good pictures of the cochins, so I'll post some of them later.
     
  2. Settler'sDreamFarm

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    Beautiful Birds!! [​IMG]
     
  3. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh they are toooooo cute!!! I love that pigeon. What exactly do you do with a pigeon?
     
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Ours are just pets - a novelty of sorts. There are other breeds of pigeons that are bred for meat (called squab) and others are used for racing. The ones I raise do tricks in the air and don't have a homing instinct.
     

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