The Pita Pinta Asturiana

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PetRock, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    It has been a long road to recovery after the egg farmer messed up my breeders last year.

    When I went to pick them up in August, my Rooster was laying dead in the grass about 15 feet from the breeding pen. A raccoon had killed him the night before and the guy thought it would be a good idea to leave the dead body out so that the coons would go after the dead one instead of the live ones. He had a hundred or so growing out. I did not see my hens so I grabbed the four pullets. Luckily I had the boy at home growing out. I am fairly sure my backup breeder was lost too.

    He also had a pen with my Bresse Rooster and hens in a different pen. I bet they are all gone now.

    I have given up on that arrangement so have lost the Bresse too. He is an odd duck. The deal was that I would hatch for him and he would keep my roosters. I hatched out several hundred chicks for him--they were my breeders too--and he then asked for feed money for keeping the breeders.

    Go figure....
     
  2. tommysgirl

    tommysgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As my father in law says..."People...they're everywhere." Glad it is all sorted out now. How are your New Years Hatch chicks doing? Any sign of gender?
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    They are doing great! I posted a video of the last week that showed the boys and girls. They are almost 4 weeks old so just a couple more weeks and they will be ready to move out.

    The video is no the Trader Joes thread.
     
  4. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ron, I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the farmer -- that's terrible.

    On a happy note, I thought I'd share this story in case anyone is wondering if pita pintas are smart. This afternoon, I was putting the girls back in their run while holding a bag of mealworms, and Odette jumped up in the air just as I was opening the bag so it would jostle out of my hands and mealworms would spill everywhere! She is so clever; she timed and aimed perfectly. :)
     
  5. caychris

    caychris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chickens will do almost anything for extra meal worms
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks!

    That is very acrobatic of her.
     
  7. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know! My sister said it sounded like something her cat would do, and it really was.
     
  8. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buenas fotos Angel!!! Se aprecia la roña en las patas y el pico..

    Saludes
     
  9. dldolan

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    Que chicas mas guapas! Ohala Sabado tendra mis primeros pollitos Pita Pinta! [​IMG]
     
  10. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pita pintas breeding pair!!!! :)
     
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