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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HHandbasket, Jun 20, 2011.
Wow, Josh! Very striking birds. That roo looks like he means business! Hehehehe.
This morning I picked up 7 WFBS chicks at the post office from Terry Lund!!
I am so excited to finally have some!
Too bad I had to rush off to work and could not stay home to admire them a little longer.
Terry was very easy to do business with.
Yah, Terry's a good dude. I've ordered eggs from him but they didn't hatch (post office issues), but we are gonna order some chicks from him in the spring to add a new bloodline to our WFBS. Because he's a breeder and not a hatchery, I imagine his birds are a little more docile than these very beautiful and friendly but also flighty and loud buggers I got from Ideal. I want to get some chicks from Terry to breed to my birds for type, temperament, and appearance... I may eventually show some of the offspring if I get what I want out of them.
I also wanna get some birds from Jim Bell if I can. I also got eggs from him last summer, which the post office played football with. He sent me 2 dozen eggs, and 6 eggs out of each of the dozen cartons were broken, and the rest of the eggs and all the packing were covered in sticky egg goo. One of those dozen was a strain he developed of white faced BLUE Spanish that is now breeding true! I washed the remaining eggs that weren't smashed and set them anyway and hoped for the best. Unfortunately, because of the post office's treatment of the eggs, nary a one hatched. About half of the eggs I set developed, most of them quitting between day 5 and day 10, none of them making it to lockdown. So, I'm going to re-contact Jim and ask him how much he'd charge to ship me some live chicks. Post office out here seems to treat the chicks a lot better than they treat the eggs, so I think that would be my best bet to successfully get some of Jim Bell's birds. He's been breeding WFBS for almost 40 years and is a preservationist of the breed.
If I get birds from Terry AND birds from Jim and cross them, I bet I get some good birds that I can show.
I have not had good luck with shipped eggs either......but none were WFBS anyway.
That is why I decided to go with live chicks from Terry Lund even though the shipping is costly.
I had wasted enough money on eggs already.
I also tried to contact Jim Bell back a few months ago and got no reply. I will most likely try again at some point to see if I can get some from him too.........I would love a few blues.
I have an order placed with McMurray for WFBS chicks in late Feb....... It will be interesting to compare the lines.
Glad to hear the birds arrived! Enjoy. Glad we got them out the door when it was 50 it is only about 16 degrees now! This is our first snowfall of the season for us in Wisconsin.
Just acquired alot of WF black Spanish eggs. Placed them in the bator last night. This is my first time with this breed. I was hoping my son would be able to show a few of these birds. These are bantam size. I've been looking at the other post and are really enjoying the pics.
My WFBS arrived from Lund today!!! Thank you Terry!!!!!! I am so happy!
Are they LF or bantam?
I hope this thread keeps going. I'm very curious about this breed and there's not a lot of info online about it (in English, anyway.)