Silkie breeding, genetics & showing

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Fancy Feathers, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. groundpecker

    groundpecker Songster

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    That one has gotten a bit too brave. I say SSS the darn hawk.
     
  2. ChicksNherps

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    Actually I recall her saying she was born in late august early september area, so 3 months.about. I checked the comb to see how large it looked and it looks like my pullets did, but here's to hoping it's a girl! I don't have any kids but I show now, and I have a therapy cat so it would be awesome to have a therapy chicken too! Just need to figure out the steps... don't want to bother with delta society again.... She does have some darker feathers on her head so the light might just be the baby fluff growing out, they do change colors drastically as they get older! Also, looking back at Nori's baby pictures, her foot feathering didn't look very good either, but now it's great, so maybe they will grow in.
     
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  3. These are what hang around here. Very bold indeed!
     
  4. Me & Jack

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    Beautiful! Wish he'd take the hint and get lost. Shame to have to SSS him, but a gal's got to do what a gal's got to do. :)
     
  5. chisNchickens

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    Is that legal? Not that I care....but I thought it was illegal to shoot hawks? Maybe just certain breeds.
     
  6. chisNchickens

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    Question: how many times can I collect from a male each day?
     
  7. windzbreezy

    windzbreezy Chirping

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    nice
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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  9. BarnGoddess01

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  10. Me & Jack

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    Legal, schmegal! (Just kidding...I swear.)

    Honestly, though, I agree that it's better to invest more time/energy in protection and prevention than in trying to "eradicate" any singular threat. But one question, out of curiosity: why do Coopers Hawks keep the larger Red-Tailed birds away? Are they more aggressive?
     

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