Porcelain Pyncheon PICS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Thanks Julie! Those are great pics and nice looking birds. I see they have some of the same challenges we have with our line. They are still excellent representations of the breed and I'm thrilled to hear someone is showing them to keep the word out about them.

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  2. mastiffsinky

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    I swear I saw some bantys that look like that at the flea market the other day. I thought they were a mix of some sort (and they very well could have been) but they look like the ones on feathersite (the millie fluer pattern). I am going to have to take a chart with me next time, lol That way I won't pass something up!

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  3. DutchChic

    DutchChic Chick Charmer

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    I like the tassels....they don't cause vision challenges like the tophats on the Polish. Cute little birds!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Katie - you very well could have seen some at a sale. You never know what you'll find at those places..some treasures..some junk, but it's always good to know what you're looking at. [​IMG]

    DC - I love their tassels and really like that they aren't huge like my silkies had. I don't know how they ever found their food dish. hehe The pyncheon are doing well and seem happy here. Can't wait till they are laying, so I can hatch little peeps from them.

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  5. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    great looking birds Jody. [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Thanks countryboy! They are such cutie patooties. [​IMG]

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  7. mastiffsinky

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    Jody,

    please put me on your list if you will be offering eggs in the spring for this color.

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  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Thanks Katie! I added you to the list. [​IMG]

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  9. Yardegg

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    [​IMG] Keep working on those Pyncheons! I have become very interested in preserving this very important heritage breed. I bought a copy of The House of the Seven Gables just to read the few passages where Hawthorne mentions them. Hawthorne actually raised this breed around 1850. I wish the SPPA or some other organization would obtain grant funding to do a serious genetics-based breeding and research program. In my opinion, this breed (and others) should be protected, propagated, and featured at our national zoo or some arm of the Smithsonian. If anyone knows more about Nathaniel Hawthorne's connection to this breed, please pass the information back to me.

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  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

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    Thanks Yardegg for your post. I agree with you wholeheartedly that this breed needs protection and more folks working on them to ensure they do not go extinct. My partner and I have split up our efforts on the mille fleur and porcelain so we can put more focus on propagating each variety.

    As an update, we started getting some random eggs from the porcelain girls and I plan to set some this afternoon. Let's hope for a good hatch. Winter or not, these guys are so important to me.

    I also wanted to add that these guys are featured on feathersite if you'd like to see more pics and names of other breeders dedicated to them. http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Pyn/BRKPynch.html

    Jody
     

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