Erba

Crowing
May 4, 2018
675
1,919
296
Bollschweil, Germany
Yup. If you have ever looked at British birds, it should be obvious, they breed to a different Standard, and the birds do look very different.

British bird:
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German bird

The British go for the Cochin look and have a shorter stance. They do that with labrador dogs too, they also have shorter legs, I suppose they like it like that.
 

abpatchy

Crowing
9 Years
May 1, 2012
1,257
3,853
436
Germany
Yup. If you have ever looked at British birds, it should be obvious, they breed to a different Standard, and the birds do look very different.

British bird: View attachment 2880812 View attachment 2880815 German bird

The British go for the Cochin look and have a shorter stance. They do that with labrador dogs too, they also have shorter legs, I suppose they like it like that.
I know different countries breed to different standards.... I was aware of that. But I would have thought they are british....with that name!! Very interesting!
 

Maiahr

Crowing
Jul 21, 2019
998
2,263
281
Bulgaria, a country in Eastern Europe
My Coop
My Coop
From what I know I need to separate for at least 2 weeks so the hen can cleanup from the 'wrong' fertilization. Except with this mama Silkie - 1. she lays 6 eggs, 2. goes broody, 3. hatches, 4. they all go together with the rest of the flock, 5. at some point she decides to abandon the chicks, 6. A rooster mates and back to point 1.
Points 5 and 6 usually happen very quickly, within a day or so and I miss that period. Anyway I will probably end up hatching Silkies in an incubator next year.
 

Silkie Princess

Crowing
Jun 24, 2021
1,822
5,256
301
Slovakia
Brace yourselves... the bird flu is on the rise again. From what I heard The Netherlands have already put the chickens in lockdown. There are some areas in northern Germany that are in lockdown already. Some dead animals were found in Bavaria in the south. I just read that the UK has a first case again as well.
There have been talk about vaccinations...
I am just so tired of all of this...:(
It’s in Czech republic too☹️
 

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