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Silver Penciled Rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by schipperkemom, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. schipperkemom

    schipperkemom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, does anyone out there raise Silver Penciled Rocks? This breed is new to us, I am wondering how old the pullets are before they grow in the plumage which will indicate their true quality? Our oldest pullets are about 8 months old now, their marking pattern is not as distinct as their moms. I am wondering if the original trio just doesn't produce up to their quality, or if, like so many breeds, they just take a year or two to fully mature?[​IMG]
    This is a photo of our original birds at about 1 1/2 years old.[​IMG]

    And a current shot of our original male at the Hollister, CA show 2014. [​IMG]
     
  2. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to see someof these birds. Their feathers are sooo lovely
     
  3. schipperkemom

    schipperkemom Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a close up of the feathering on one of the pullets. It should be a little stronger over the saddle as you can see it fades out a little on this gal, but the wing coverts are good. They are really beautiful birds I think!
     

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