Sulmtalers Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tnchickenut, May 13, 2012.

  1. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ahh K, but as I understand it GFF dosen't bring in many birds to create a deep pool of genetic diversity in the breeds they do.

    No idea how many lines/birds WC has imported. Would be helpful to understand how much diversity is there to work with too.
     
  2. Bama1

    Bama1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here we go. www.SulmtalerUSA.com I finally got some extra money and got the website up for the club. Lots of things to fix. I put up a constitution and bylaw to get us started. Membership is FREE at this time. There is also a breeders list if you want to be added to that. If anyone would like to submit a photo for the banner please email it to [email protected] credit will be watermarked on the photo. Volunteers needed too. Join the discussion on the Facebook Group page also!
     
  3. Bama1

    Bama1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to everyone that has submitted their info for the club so far! We need some eyes looking over the working bylaws and constitution to start discussing changes needed. Also need to decide if we want/need to have dues. The only expense I foresee in the near future is the website. Can anyone think of other expenses? Election in November 2013 for officers, nominate yourself of someone else by November 1, 2013. This will be done through the website, I will add a place to submit the nominations. Positions open are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer and Region Directors. I'm interim President, just getting things started for us, but the position will be available for anyone! We are listed on http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sulm/BRKSulmtalers.html now as a breeders club. Does anyone know of other websites that have club listings?
     
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  4. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    anyone have any ideas how the sulmtalers h andle heat? I have three pullets, and we are finally getting some summer heat. 80 in the coop, they are panting.
     
  5. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    80 is not real high heat - but in a coop heat can build up far beyond outside temps. Think closed up car on blacktop....

    Improve ventilation, make sure heat (which rises) has a way to escape.
    Keep plenty of cool water available. Add some electrolites and vitamins to thier water.

    I have heard of sulms expiring from heat - but much hotter than 80.

    There could be other underlaying health issues to watch out for.
     
  6. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    80 is not real high heat - but in a coop heat can build up far beyond outside temps. Think closed up car on blacktop....

    Improve ventilation, make sure heat (which rises) has a way to escape.
    Keep plenty of cool water available. Add some electrolites and vitamins to thier water.

    I have heard of sulms expiring from heat - but much hotter than 80.

    There could be other underlaying health issues to watch out for.
     
  7. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry for the delayed response, am traveling.

    The coop is pretty well ventilated, and I use a fan too. It is usually just a few degrees higher than the outside at dusk when they go into roost. I just noticed that out of all the breeds, they seem to be panting the most so I was wondering about their heat tolerance.

    I am pretty ignorant about sulmtalers as they were unexpected, and there isn't a lot out there about them that I have found.

    Another heat wave is predicted for next week and I will try adding electrolytes to their water. Luckily, the run includes some 30 foot pines with dense branches that go practically to the ground, so there is lots of good shade for them.

    I figured out the roo with the coloring that matched the pullets is not, of course, a sulmtaler. Now I am looking for a roo.
     
  8. celticgarden

    celticgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just ordered 6 hatching eggs from WC. It's a long shot as they have to go through the mail to CT. Would love to try some of these for the table although they look like sweet hearts. Anyone culled and roasted yet? I expect they take some time to get to table weight, any recommendations?

    That's if any hatch and then if I have the fortitude. I've dispatched a few chickens so far but it's NEVER fun.
     
  9. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    mine are just 13 or 14 weeks old, and are so docile. very sweet fluffy birds. now if I only had a rooster! good luck on the processing part -
     
  10. EdenCamp

    EdenCamp Chillin' With My Peeps


    It's easier if you NEVER name them any thing but KFC, Lunch or Dinner..........
     

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