The Welsummer Thread!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pinkchick, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yes it is possible. Get yourself a bantam roo and see what she will produce. Keep the smallest offsprings and darkest eggs from that group. Sometimes throwbacks do occur that you might end up having chicks that are LF and some are BF. If you want to go for the bantam project, you would need to keep the smallest and darkest eggs.

    Awesome! Geez- where am I going to find a tiny roo? Not that I need another project right now. I already know that somebody is planning on stealing all of my egg sales business next year, so I had to start a new project to stay one step ahead.
    Banties don't take up much space or feed though, so maybe.... [​IMG]

    Nate might have some banty roo for you in the fall if you can get a hold of him. [​IMG]
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Yes- I knew there was somebody on here that had them! Maybe he'll have a pair [​IMG]
    Thanks Robin!
     
  3. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes it is possible. Get yourself a bantam roo and see what she will produce. Keep the smallest offsprings and darkest eggs from that group. Sometimes throwbacks do occur that you might end up having chicks that are LF and some are BF. If you want to go for the bantam project, you would need to keep the smallest and darkest eggs.

    Awesome! Geez- where am I going to find a tiny roo? Not that I need another project right now. I already know that somebody is planning on stealing all of my egg sales business next year, so I had to start a new project to stay one step ahead.
    Banties don't take up much space or feed though, so maybe.... [​IMG]

    I'm getting Bantam Welsummer eggs... they are supposed to be here tomorrow. I'm not NPIP, and I don't know the rules of selling birds, but I'm in North Alabama (almost on the state line,) so if you are close you could come get half my eggs. I kind of bought them on a whim and there are supposd to be 16 of them. I really don't need them and would be happy to share. I paid $19, and you can have half (8 if they all make it uncracked) for half of that. They are being sent from Gamebirdsonly, and I don't know anything about quality. PM me if you are interested.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Gamesbirdsonly and I have both the same quality of Welsummer bantams so you should get some good ones to outcross that possible bantam/LF girl of yours.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I think I'll be going for a ride!
     
  6. cpartist

    cpartist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kim, Robin...anyone else...
    Could you please check out this photo. I just want to make sure these few dark spots at the top of this cockerels
    legs are indeed feather stubs. I had this boy sold with a pullet, but canceled when I noticed them.
    Just want to make sure before I send him to freezer camp [​IMG]
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  7. Groundhighchickenguy

    Groundhighchickenguy Out Of The Brooder

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    You have me curious now! Can't wait to find out what your up to!

    Well I got my first chicks off my F5 Welsummer project and looking better then I could of imagined! I'm replying from phone so you have to excuse my grammer. I havnt been on in a while to respond to quotes and post. But looking very good so far. Jusst gotta wait and see how the shank color turns out. Ill definatley be poosting pics when I'm done.
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:I can't tell if those are feather stubs ro not, but they are so high up I don't know if they'd even be something to worry about.
     
  9. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:I can't tell if those are feather stubs ro not, but they are so high up I don't know if they'd even be something to worry about.

    I agree with Happy.....I don't see anything to worry about, but hopefully the greats will come by and see it and give you their opinion. Worry when you see feather stubs going down the outside of the shank and if you have stubs in between the toes. [​IMG]
     
  10. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:I think maybe you should be going for that drive Happy! To cool! Talk about score! Chickhick your are the bomb! How very nice of you to share your precious eggs. I think that you deserve a great big BYC [​IMG]
    Chicken folks are AWESOME PEEPS!!!!
     

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