~Update! 20++ Orps! ~Lavender~Isabel~Split~GoldLaced Project~

ChooksChick

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**Please see the update post below**

Here's your chance to get some project Orps!

I've set every single spot for the Easter Hatchalong, so you guys will get to have eggs from me for a bit. I've even stacked and balanced beyond what's proper...

This is Lav roos and an Isabel F1 roo over a flock of Isabel F1 hens, Lavender hens, and a Lav Mottled hen. The last 3 hatches have produced Lavender Mottled, Isabel, and Lav chicks...I did get one that looks white out of the last hatch and I don't know how, so please keep in mind this is a project still and unpredictable things happen. Many breeders never sell until a project is finis, but I'm of a mind to not waste eggs and I think there are others working on similar projects who would enjoy some of this stock. There is the potential for an early Porcelain in this mix. One hatcher reported back that she got what sounds like a Porcelain-ish, and I'm waiting on tenterhooks for pics!!


For visual reference, there's a thread about Isabel Partridge Brahmas overseas: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=383078

This
should help you envision the black and gold hens in my pics with the lavender and diluted buff.


I will be hatching them all again as soon as I have room, so jump on this if you have an interest in the project.






The following is a porcelain from another breed, who is young enough to have very little white showing at the tips of his feathers, so imagine this coloring on an Orp, and you'll understand what Isabel will look like.


Some of the pics show birds other than Orps, but those are older pics, and these have been Orps only for months. My birds are big, heavy, friendly, productive layers, and we select for size, shape and temperament.

We have Isabel F1s, which will produce either an incomplete Gold-Laced Split to Lavender or Isabels. We have Lavenders from 3 different lines. All eggs will be split to or showing Lavender. These are housed together. I will provide 8+ fresh eggs, based on what they give me. The previous winners each got 12.

I'm starting the eggs low, but keeping the auction short, so keep an eye on it!!

There are no black/blue/splash birds, split or otherwise in this group- these pics are included just for reference on the shape and stock used to get where we are now...because I'm bad and keep neglecting to buy a camera so I can take current pics...
























Guitartists made some Punnett squares some time back that helped folks understand the genetics of certain dilutors, so I thought I'd alter them to make some for Isabels.





 
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ChooksChick

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I'm going to up the ante just a tad...

I have to go out o town this weekend suddenly, so I will be shipping everything collected from Saturday through Monday. I expect this will be at least 2 dozen eggs, since I got 11 yesterday- I'm confirming at least 20. I have borrowed an incubator for yesterday's, and the others from this week. I don't expect hubby to manage any more setting, because I AM asking him to deal with over 25 expected to hatch while I'm gone, so those collected in my absence will be the eggs for this auction. Poor, dear, sweet man has to cope with his crazy wife's addiction...

I'll be changing the title in a second to reflect this change...

Happy hatching!!
 
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corancher

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Well, that's a horse of a different color.


Looks like I need to hide in the weeds for the end of this auction.
 
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ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
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Quote:...I'm going to be in Denver...wondering about sneaking eggs onto the plane in my backpack!!
 

ChooksChick

BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist
11 Years
Aug 17, 2008
7,738
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341
Larry, KS
My Coop
Quote:You don't have to take them all! And you could sell extras...or perhaps someone wants to split it. I'm just trying to keep them from getting boiled for lunch...
 

corancher

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12 Years
Apr 18, 2007
3,082
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Colorado
Quote:...I'm going to be in Denver...wondering about sneaking eggs onto the plane in my backpack!!

Hmm! Denver is just a short drive but I wouldn't like to meet you at the pokey.


Hope you have a good trip.
 

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