"Singing the blues" Collection Ships on 11/21

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  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Why did I combine these two???? Because it is expected that you will get more blues than other colors out of all of the three pens! More Blue Copper Marans and more Blue Orpingtons..............This is The Garry Farm's now famous "singing the blues" Collection [​IMG], but not enough space to say so on the subject!

    Expected to ship on November 21, payment for this auction!

    We have a wonderful pen of a Splash Marans rooster over both Black Copper Marans and Splash Marans.
    This shipment will ship 11/21, if payment is received on a timely basis unless there is any change in laying patterns, which is not anticipated at this point.. If all the ladies lay equally, you should expect roughly 75% blue copper marans and 25% Splash Marans

    If you like, you may schedule a pick up of the eggs at our farm, rather than ship.

    Please remember that black x splash = 100% blue
    While splash x splash = 100% splash

    There have been several instances lately of folks borrowing photos without express permission from The Garry Farm.... I will be working on watermarks again this fall to try to deter this....Please do not borrow our photos without permission. It took years to bring our birds to their present confirmation and in some cases over an hour or even two to get a useable photo shot... I'm sure you understand! Please pm if this is not clear.

    Our splash hen is nicely marked and the rooster is just spectacular as you will see in his photo.

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    This Pen represents Bev Davis and Wade Jeane and also our own Garry farm lineage. All of the flock are feathered and produce feathered babies. Egg coloring has been wonderful. Color will be slightly lighter on some than others depending on where they are in their laying cycles.

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    Now for info on the Blue Black Splash Orpingtons (from which you will get mostly blues):

    The 6+ BBSO eggs are coming from two separate BBSO pens. My lineage is from several of our BYC members including: Tuffoldhen, Miss Prissy, Bama Chick, Speckledhen and also Jim Cox, etc. One has Blue orpington rooster over blue hens. which will yield 50% blue, 25% black and 25% splash from that group, and my other pen has Black orpington rooster over splash hens and black hens. The splash/black combo will yield blue orpingtons and the splash splash will yield splash hens. If all hens contributed equally to the eggs to be sent, it would be expected that more blues then blacks will be hatched and a few splashes will be hatched. My splash hens are all first generation and are extremely well defined and speckled.

    Attached are a few photos from these pens:

    Black orpington rooster:
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    Blue orpington hen:
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    Additional blue orpington hens:
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    Some recent blue orpington babies and a few black orpington babies born from our shipped eggs:
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    We breed toward the anticipated standards in our flocks

    Payment & Shipping Details:

    For this auction, we are only able to accept paypal and ship only within the continental US states. at the shipping rate above. Please contact us for shipping price and time line before bidding if the shipment is to go to Alaska or Hawaii. Scheduled Pickups at our farm are also allowed. If you don't want to purchase online, but purchase directly from our farm, please pm and we'll be glad to do that as well. We accept paypal and money orders for direct purchases, not part of this auction. Money orders must be received prior to shipping orders. Pickups from our farm are welcomed and scheduled.

    In order to mail these after the close of the auction, please paypal the us at the following address:

    [email protected]
    Be sure that your paypal mailing address is current and if you want to pick up at the post office, please let me know via a pm your phone so I can put it on the box! If you want insurance, please send $18.70 not $16.70 for shipping as the insurance from USPS costs us $2.00 more. If for any reason you want us to add a heat pack to the package, it is an additional $2.00.

    For this auction, you will receive a minimum of 12 eggs and more if they are available the day of shipping.

    We are very care about selecting, carefully packing, packing materials, priority shipping and confirmation delivery. If extra(s) are available at the time of shipping, I'll include those as well. Normally shipping is computed based on your zip code and whether you want insurance or express mailing instead of our regular priority shipping with confirmation delivery which is our normal way of shipping. To make this easier for the winner at the close of the auction, we have a set shipping amount which represents priority mail and confirmation delivery,shipping and handling costs,packing materials and taking to the post office, etc. If you want insurance, please add $2 more if you win the auction. If you want xpress mail, please contact me before payment as it will be more. (Our costs may indeed exceed the amount, but for the convenience of paying for the auction at the close of the auction and our ability to get the eggs mailed to you the next day after payment we will supplement mailing costs. Please be aware that shipping has increased for for this year for "weighted" packages which ours represent. We only ship within the continental US (48 states) and to Alaska. If you wish to ship to Hawaii, they take longer and cost a different amount of shipping, so please do contact us separately about shipping to Hawaii.

    We ship eggs the same way we would like to receive them. We bubble wrap each egg separately, putting in a regular box (not an egg carton) which is then cushioned and set in a larger box. These are not the prepaid priority boxes but we use the large boxes that can be ordered through USPS as the standard mailing box. Our mailing costs can often be higher than the prepaid boxes but we find that they arrive in better shape, so it's well worth the extra time, packing materials and shipping costs. Occasionally with a large order, we will use an even larger outside box. After carefully preparing you package we drive your eggs to the Post Office, where our local post office sets the egg shipments to the side to protect them. They are then placed on the truck on the top of all the other boxes! Even as carefully as we ship, we cannot guarantee that there will be no breakage in transit. We do not guarantee the percentage of your hatch as the incubators temperature and humidity are very variable. We will provide assistance to you during the hatch and help in every way possible to have the best hatch possible.

    We are a chemical free farm and farm full-time. We feed our animals with the best feed, sprouted grains, fresh grasses, treats from the garden and loving care. For more information about our farm, please visit our website http://www.freewebs.com/thegarryfarm/
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    check out our feedback.
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pcz6aC_klXJDTE8H01hR-RA
    and the current feedback system at the top of this listing.

    More information about our full time farm and our philosophy is available at our website http://www.freewebs.com/thegarryfarm/
    or
    facebook The Garry Farm
    Since we full time farm, the website may not have all the flocks photos. That is an ongoing work project for us.


    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks and have a blessed day. Nancy Happy Bidding and please pm me with any questions you might have
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  3. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Many of you have asked how we pack and please look at our BYC page which describes it:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=8875

    The Garry Farm has spent a lot of time developing this system and you are welcome to use the techniques as described, but please if you copy the pictures or writing please reference as your source. We pack as if little lives depend upon it, because they do! [​IMG]

    Please let me know if there are any more questions and thanks! Have a blessed day. Nancy
     

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