Standard bred Sumatras

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by flyingmonkeypoop, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. NWSumatras

    NWSumatras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beaks are not ideal on mine.

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    Here is a picture of that cockerel I posted before( I cropped it to post the head only). If I was to look at his beak, I would say it also needs to be shorter, at least in appearance. Obviously his comb is not a pea comb and that is where my eyes go to ([​IMG]I cant look away!!!). Also his throat has red in it. Not sure how it came out so dark in the picture, but I need to work on that as well. Just a fyi...


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    Okay I cropped these photos too, but the above pullet I prefer over the one pictured below. I guess it is all about appearances and the pullet below looks like she has a long beak. It just doesn't resemble the referenced drawing from the standard, nor I think fits the description very well.
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  2. Coop Scoop Boogie

    Coop Scoop Boogie Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] LOL NWSumatras.........you have the good covered and I have the
    ugly covered.....now someone needs to cover the bad.
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    Thanks for the opinion. I know they need work and discussion here will
    help me go in the right direction. I don't have show birds but I am hoping
    to breed them to improve and this will guide me.
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    This is just one area and need to access all areas before I know what I
    will do and what birds to compliment mine for improvement.
     
  3. NWSumatras

    NWSumatras Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No way! Your birds are not ugly, just rough condition which is normal right now. Nobody has the perfect bird! We are all working on something or many things at once. I was showing and example that mine are still on the long and narrow side. Especially the blues I have. If I find a picture of a close up on one I will show you what I mean.
     
  4. Coop Scoop Boogie

    Coop Scoop Boogie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was not insulted or upset. I really do appreciate the help and fair opinion
    of the birds. When I got them I knew they are not show birds but they are good
    breeding stock with the right crosses. The more eyes looking at and accessing the
    birds the better I can make a decision on what to cross them with. I'm aware no
    bird is perfect but no harm in trying to get as close as possible. Your birds are eye
    candy and in beautiful condition..........mine are a laying flock that are healthy but
    a bit rough right now with room for improvement.
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  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] mmm I hate computers at times....I'll be back (hopefully with some pictures) [​IMG]
     
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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Cock 1- I feel that he has one of the shortest and stoutest beaks out of my birds, but lacks a correct pea comb. He also has a almost golf ball shaped head in real life.
     
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  7. raph

    raph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you guys think of head of the cockerel above?
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Per your standard Raph, he's not looking too bad to me. Could you get a front shot of his comb?
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Black pullet 1
     
  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Dun pullet 1 I feel her beak is a little thin. Am I wrong?
     
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