Tolbunt Polish

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by josh44, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my first fertile tolbunt egg from my new rooster pablo developing in the incubator!!! Pablo is a lovely tolbunt rooster I got from Gretchen Bare, and he is housed with my two tolbunt hens and my gold laced hen. I don't know which hen laid the egg, so it may or may not be a gold laced split. Either way I am excited. The girls are just starting to pick up laying after a long cold rainy spell, and I am excited to see what I get from Pablo. Just one little egg, but we are collecting more, so hopefully more in our next hatch. It won't be a lone chick though as we have eggs from a different coop in there as well.....not tolbunts though.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Congrats and good luck! [​IMG] I've got some split and also pure Tolbunts due to hatch any minute/hour/day now. . .
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know we gotta have pics!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    When they hatch, most definitely! I've been impatiently staring into the bator all day today, not a peep, not a pip. It's only day 20 but normally I have at least some noise going on by this time.
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe I got a polish egg today...first since they moulted late fall. Not sure who laid it...I have three GL hens that were laying and one tolbunt that never has and another tolbunt/GL cross that hadn't yet so not sure. I will be separating the tolbunts this weekend to their own pen and run area. I hope its her.
     
  6. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck to you as well! [​IMG] Hope they hatch.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Wow!!! Some serious tolbunt laying action going on...I have to seperate mine in the next few weeks as the males are mating the girls..but they are not laying yet...got a few teasers last month but thats it...
     
  8. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine too! Teh polish egg was not a tolbunt. I pinned them separately and the egg was in the outside pen so it is probably the GL that quit for a moult. Lordy they are slow getting at it.
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  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Its driving me nuts! My other hens in that pen are laying! The tolbunt roos are mating them like crazy and i knw there fertile from eating the eggs...Super duper dark browns from my marans and a beautiful olive egger egg! Im going to hatch some just for egg layers and out of curiosity of what they would look like;)
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    What, Marans x Tolbunt? I got plenty of photos to show you what it looks like. [​IMG]


    But anyway as promised, chick pics. Got a few splits, some other assorted colors (because I'm not just breeding gold laced and tolbunts) but I also hatched out 7 Tolbunts. Only 5 are pictured though because the others were too fresh and weak for photo sessions.

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    'Tis a little blurry because it isn't easy to get these guys all together and calm - Some of them were lively little critters, others were pretty confused or scared, and one in particular was just obsessed with the camera lens.

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    Here's a nicely colored one. Not the best head compared to a few others though, but at least has a cavernous nostril.

    Unlike this fella.

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    Pretty sure this one's a boy, and the nostril is to blame for the fact that his dad AND grandfather is my smooth who has a terrible comb and nostril space. Still, this chick is staying here so I can see how he matures.


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    Love the head on the center chick.

    And, just showing another head I really love. . . . This is a mostly mottled one though, not much lacing going on, but still a keeper. The lack of full lacing is from breeding to a gold laced x houdan cross.

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    I'll get more/better photos probably tomorrow or the next day when the others strengthen and dry. One of them I'm especially worried about. The pictured chick with the bad nostrils wasn't meant to have the father it does, but, oh well. I'm hatching these babes for myself. I've got another near dozen due to hatch in 2 weeks from some gals who were not exposed to that rooster, I hope to get some great chicks out of that batch!

    In the mean time as these babies mature I'm waiting to see just who might end up frizzled and who will have how good of lacing. My original two Tolbunt males have great lacing, but the rest of the gold laced and the lacing behind my Houdan crosses though okay isn't super. Plus, there being Houdan in there, my chicks like the last one photographed won't truly be a Tolbunt but are a great addition to an unrelated Tolbunt colored bird, as they're just missing a few genes or alleles to complete the recipe. In the mean time - Super crests on them! (the mottled ones)

    So, I've got about 7 Tolbunts, 1 Split, and 4 "leaky" Mottleds from this hatch.


    The super thing is, fertility is honestly running at 100%.
     

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