Photos from the Northeast Poultry Congress Springfield, MA, 12/17/09

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Reinbeau, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Hubby and I went out to Springfield yesterday and met up with Natalie (Simple Life) and Bill. Hubby loves turkeys, and took a couple of really nice photos - I don't know what kind, I just know they're nice!

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    Natalie was on a mission for Red Laced Blue Wyandottes (I think that's right). I took a photo of the wrong pair:

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    She actually bought the pair that are to the left of the turkey:

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    In the same area were those huge geese someone else mentioned noticing in the other thread:

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    And nearby there were these gorgeous frizzle geese or ducks, I'm not sure, but I just loved them!

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    Ok, back to chickens. I'm going to post the photos of the birds that really caught my eye:

    These Silver Spangled Hamburgs were in the first row of the large fowl side (the only side I paid attention to, really). There were some for sale at the back in the sales section, but I swore I wasn't buying any birds and I resisted!:

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    Araucuna cock (I've never seen a truly rumpless bird!)

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    Hubby enjoys the topknotted breeds like Polish:

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    When it's time for me to get a few marans, I'm going for the lovely French Copper Blues, I wish I could have a rooster as gorgeous as this guy!

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    The hen is lovely, too!

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    Last but not least, both Natalie and I noticed these birds because they were just so frantic in their cages, lovely but I wouldn't want them in my flock because they seemed positively paranoid!

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    I am not a bantam person, while some of them are adorable, I'll probably never (I've learned over the years to never say a definitive never!) have them, I want big eggs and big birds, so I have no photos of that side of the show.

    One last thing, I don't know if it'll work and you probably shouldn't click on it unless you've got a fast connection, but hubby took a panoramic movie of the whole show:

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  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Great pics and the movie was good too. What a huge place that was.

    Thanks for sharing those! Seeing those pics was a thrill! [​IMG]
     
  3. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reinbeau...I LOVED the Geese too...that frizzle was like a cloud of whipped cream!! Reminded me of Mother Goose!
    I thought the same about the Hamburgs...very flighty.

    Loved the French Cooper Blues too...I did not snap a photo...your photo has me searching them out on EGG BID!! [​IMG]
     
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are the last ones Golden Spangled Spitz's? The breed is supposed to be somewhat flighty. Gorgeous to look at, though.



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  5. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:No, they're Brabanters. I think anything that looks like that though must be slightly spastic! [​IMG]
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Nice pics -Ann, the rumpie boy is my cockerel! Since they don't have tails the Araucana butts are 'different' looking. Here is a view of my pullet's fluffy bum.

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    Both of them in their coop.

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  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    This gal had some super gorgeous Polish bantams:

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    That cockerel is perching on her arm, nice calm birds and really beautiful!
     
  9. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

  10. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I have cream Brabanters. They aren't too spastic they come get treats from me and one is particularly friendly and walks all over my feet. I wonder who's Cream brabanters they were.. It would be awesome if they were from a private breeder.
     

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