The Barred Holland

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Preservation Acres, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi folks,

    Is there anyone out there who free ranges Barred Hollands?

    I'd like to know more about this breed.

    How happy are you with them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I am curious about these birds as well. Although I wouldnt be able to free range them. I would still like to know more about them.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you find a good source for them, let us know. So many people have raised them, only to find out their egg color was completely wrong, like they were outcrossed with some other breed way back. The only eggs I've actually seen arent white, but a tannish cream color. Jim Cox used to raise them (jimmy47, I think his handle is). He raised Blue Orps and Barred Hollands, but I've never heard him say what color they laid. I believe he got his from Sandhill Preservation, but not positive.
     
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  4. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm already dedicated to raising Buckeyes, but it would be nice to also raise a dual-purpose, critically endangered breed that lays white eggs.

    I'll look into it and let you folks know what I find.

    If anyone else reads this post, here's what I really want to know...

    1. Are they flighty? There's an "aweful lot" of Leghorn in them. :) I don't think I could tolerate overly nervous birds.

    2. How's their egg production? What size eggs do they lay?

    3. Are their eggs true white? We already know that many strains lay "off white" eggs thanks to our friend in Northern Georgia. :)

    4. How are the roos typically? Aggressive? Mild?

    THANKS!!!!!!
     
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  5. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Hollands anyone?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I dont know if I can reach Jim, but I can ask if he knows of anyone else who breeds them and what color eggs his laid, where he got them, etc. I have his email, let me shoot him off a note, Jerry.
     
  7. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You have no idea how high you are on my "good list" right now. :)
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, racking up those brownie points, LOL! I've already sent him the note. He quit breeding the Blue Orps, too, due to health issues, but he may know of who else has the Barred Hollands. At least he can tell me where he got his originally and if they laid the white egg they should.
     
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  9. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way cool. THANKS!!!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You are so welcome! [​IMG]
     

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