Sulatn Show. Not a Contest just sharing

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by Billyj, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Billyj

    Billyj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2010
    Gaffney SC
    I just wanted to share my Sultan hen. She is about 11 months old and sweet as can be. I love the way her crest bounces when she walks. Hope you like her. Would love to see more Sultans




    And are a couple of questions for you.

    1. I know that Sultans are not great layers, but she is 10 or 11 months old and has not laid the first egg. Is this breed something that needs to mate to lay?
    2. I have a red Bantam that tries to 'Woo" her. If he is lucky, will she be able to lay his egg?

    I am just new at raising chickens and I am just wondering.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2009
    New Braunfels TX
    she is good looking!
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger



    I have to find more pics....................... [​IMG][​IMG]
  4. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    [​IMG] how cute!
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:NO breed needs a rooster to lay eggs. Sultans are a bit slow to mature, and usually lay upwards of 70 eggs a year. So typically, they are late layers. My girl is almost as old as yours but because we have such cold weather, I'm not expecting her to lay until late spring or so. They aren't winter layers.

    If a rooster successfully mates with her, her eggs will be fertile and you could hatch a few of her eggs. But Sultans rarely go broody so you'd need a broody or a 'bator. Where did you get her from? She's a pretty hen. Good luck with her!

    And now, My Rosaline...

  6. bluesilkies4ever

    bluesilkies4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2009
    Victor, NY
    i love all of them!

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