"Peter" Silkied Frizzled Serama Mille Fleur cockerel

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  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
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    Peter is a silkied AND frizzled young Serama Mille Fleur cockerel. He has a bit more growing to do, but has started crowing a bit. Current weight is 10.8 oz. He should be carrying sex linked chocolate genetics as well. He looks promising to me, but I am not breeding for silkie feathering, and this guy was a surprise! I don't have any silkied breeding birds, but clearly at least 1 pair does!

    ---About my breeding program
    I am a Serama breeder, relatively new to the breed. I have spent considerable money obtaining the best breeding stock I could find from top breeders, and while I cannot claim my birds are show quality, as I have not personally shown them, they are genetically related to some of the best lines of Seramas in the US. Of course no breeder sells his or her best birds, and I am no different. I sell my pet quality birds locally, keep my very best for the breeding of future generations, and offer the second best, or breeder quality birds up for sale. Some of my birds are very good, but are not colors or patterns I am personally interested in breeding so I auction them. Most of my birds are ones I have bred myself, but occasionally I do sell breeding stock that I have obtained from other well-known breeders. I provide as much information as I know about each bird. I breed towards the standard as described by the SCNA.

    ---About my auctions
    I try to auction a number of birds at one time. Seramas are small, and depending on age 2-4 can fit into one shipping box. This saves on total shipping costs to the recipient. I do not have extra pullets or hens for sale beyond those listed in the auction. I do appreciate wanting extra females for breeding, but I sell all that I am willing to part with at the time of each auction. We all know that one rooster can cover multiple hens, so for my own breeding purposes, I hold onto many more pullets than cockerels, as I need more of them to accomplish my breeding goals. I generally only sell cockerels or well-matched pairs. Please do email me if you have specific requests for the future, but at the time of auction, there are no extra females. I can always find an extra cockerel if needed to round out a shipping box. Also email during an auction, or post on the auction thread, if there are specific questions. I try to check in at least once a day, but I am not online all the time.

    ---The fine print
    All of my auctions are Paypal only, unless other arrangements are made in advance. Payment shall be made at the end of the auction, and if not paid within 24 hours, I reserve to right to offer the bird to someone else or re-list the bird. My Paypal account is [email protected]. The auction price DOES NOT include shipping. The shipping price is an estimate, and includes the cost of a new shipping box. As long as actual shipping fees come out to be close to the estimated amount I do nothing. If it is considerably more, I ask for the difference, and if it is considerably less, I refund the difference. Shipping is not easy on birds, and is a risk. The USPS processes millions of packages a day, and I have never received a dead bird, nor had one die in transit yet, but these things can and do happen. The USPS can be very unreliable. This is not my fault. Next day shipping can turn into 3 day shipping. They do not guarantee on time arrival for live animal shipment. Birds can be exposed to fumes and unexpected weather. I always forward shipping information to the recipient, but I have zero control of your package once it ships, and it is not realistic to believe that every package is treated kindly.

    I try to ship on Monday and Tuesday to give time for error on the part of the USPS. I cannot always ship immediately due to weather, my personal schedule, holidays, or lack of appropriate shipping containers. I will always communicate with the buyer about all of these issues so that we all agree on a shipping date.
     
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  2. Blue Ribbon Bantams

    Blue Ribbon Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    awesome boy here he is a mille fleur!!! Edit the title as silkied frizld mille fleur roo and I bet he would sell great! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    barnboy mo. :

    awesome boy here he is a mille fleur!!! Edit the title as silkied frizld mille fleur roo and I bet he would sell great! Good luck! [​IMG]

    Done! I have trouble seeing the patterns through the fancy feathering, but if you say so, I'll be happy to call him that! Thanks for the input!​
     
  4. Blue Ribbon Bantams

    Blue Ribbon Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] O yes he definately is, I would get him if I wasn't up to my kneck on these silkie pairs I'm bidding on lol
     
  5. TinyBirds

    TinyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many months old is he? Do serama boys start breeding successfully any sooner than 6 months old? Just curious as I'm new to seramas. Thanks!
     
  6. Blue Ribbon Bantams

    Blue Ribbon Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I'm new to seremas also but I would say no, I do not think they would be able to produce semen if you are inerested, he is a great buy... Him and a buff hen would (should) make more mille fleur babies:). Bailey can you post pics of his parents? And do you have any mille fleur hens for him?
     
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  7. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    barnboy mo. :

    Quote:I'm new to seremas also but I would say no, I do not think they would be able to produce semen if you are inerested, he is a great buy... Him and a buff hen would (should) make more mille fleur babies:). Bailey can you post pics of his parents? And do you have any mille fleur hens for him?

    The only hens/pullets I have available are listed at the moment. He came out of a chocolate frizzled rooster that I got from Juliette. Here's Magellan. I'm not certain of his mother as there were 3 hens in that pen at the time the egg was laid.

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  8. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:I'm not certain of is age, but I would guess 16-18 weeks. I would expect fertility to start kicking in within 2-4 more weeks. These little guys mature quickly!
     
  9. Blue Ribbon Bantams

    Blue Ribbon Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm soo tempted... He's beautiful...
     

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