SSH-Silver Spangled Hambugs~Advice?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenlover456, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am incubating 3 Silver Spangled Hambug eggs, and was wondering what sorts of temperament and/or behavior they have.

    Thanks to any and all help!!!
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    They are sweet but mine are bantams. [​IMG]
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote from Hendersons breed chart:
    very economical eater; likes wide range; less tolerant of close confinement; high flyer; very flighty; spritely, active, avoids human contact

    Thats accurite in my experience with this breed.​
     
  4. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    EweSheep wrote: They are sweet but mine are bantams.

    Thanks!​
     
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  5. Betsy

    Betsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some once and they were skittish and loved to fly. However, I did have one that got broody and raised a family which is unusual for the breed.
     
  6. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are a bit skittish, but I think they are pretty cute... I love the dots. They came from a breeder as adults and they haven't been handled much. So far I got 1 chick from them and hoping for more. [​IMG] Here they are.
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  7. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I raise Bantam Hamburgs, and think they are a fantastic breed! They are a bit flighty, but if they are raised by hand, they are just as tame as any other breed.

    reallemons1, your birds are very pretty, by the way [​IMG]
     
  8. playingchicken

    playingchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 2 Golden penciled Hamburgs in July. (Out of 8 shipped eggs-most didn't develop.)

    They were never cuddly but they did come running for treats in no time. They were ALWAYS on the move looking for bugs. The roo wasn't at all aggressive. The roo was unfortunately killed by a hawk. My father-in-law, who grew up on a farm in the 40s, loved the rooster and he says he has never cared for a rooster before.

    My little hen lays an egg almost every day.

    I have a dozen on the way for the bator. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    reallemons1, you have beautiful birds! everyone else, thanks so much. I have a much better idea of what to expect. [​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG]This is Heidi, my oldest hen but she was sold to a pet home down in St Louis.
    [​IMG] This one is Gretl....she is a real sweetie!

    Graceful, if I can get some of your banty eggs [​IMG]
     

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