Welsh Harlequin Breed Club

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by IowaBlueCurt, May 13, 2013.

  1. birdlilly

    birdlilly New Egg

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    Metzer Farms had Welsh Harlequins, that is were I got mine. I recommend them.
     
  2. carousel86

    carousel86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are the first person who recommend them to me. Are they SQ ducks? I would like to show them when I get them. Can you post pictures?
     
  3. birdlilly

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    [​IMG]these are offspring of the ones I got from Metzer farms. They are about 7 weeks old in this photo. Two of the 14 I hatched have a multicolored beak which is an easily recognized flaw. They seem pretty decent to me but I do not show birds. Dave Holderread raises WH for show.http://holderreadfarm.com/photogallery/welsh_page/welsh_page.htm Here is a link to his page. Hope this is helpful
     
  4. carousel86

    carousel86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, I'm going to wait until spring and get them from Holderread
     
  5. birdlilly

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    you are welcome
     
  6. carousel86

    carousel86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your ducks are really cute!
     
  7. Zombified

    Zombified Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am definitely interested in breeding WHs and educating others. I actually have a gold phase hen right now. :) So far, based on what I've been told by other WH owners, my birds are pretty nice quality. I plan to show my drake in January. I'm only really showing for the experience and to hopefully talk to other WH owners and breeders.

    Currently, we're only permitted 6 waterfowl on our property, but there are plans to move to a place with much more land and no HOA.
     
  8. ChiChiLady

    ChiChiLady Out Of The Brooder

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    So any way....back to the idea of forming a WH Breed club.
    Yes I would be interested. Yes I would be willing to put a small amount towards dues and or volunteer some time setting up a site. I have no WH ducks at the moment but plan on getting 10 to 20 in the spring (April 2014). Please keep me posted on the progress or happenings of a Welsh Harlequin breeders club. Thanks for starting the thread.
     
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  9. Zombified

    Zombified Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if I could put forth money *right now* but I would be 100% willing to volunteer my time for anything needed, like a website design or writing up a short but descriptive post on WH information.


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    Here are some pictures of my guys a few weeks ago. When I get home in two weeks I'll post more updated photos.

    Nyx, silver phase hen:
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    Eris, gold phase hen:
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    Thoth, silver phase hen:
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    Erebus, silver phase drake:
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    Erebus's posture is a lot more up to quality and his colors have darkened a bit since those photos.
     
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  10. carousel86

    carousel86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! They are so beautiful! Thank you for posting pic
     

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