Who do I keep?! Project chickens- pics!

Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Rogue Valley, S. Oregon
    I got this batch of cuties from alohachickens and its time to start selecting the keepers! I only want to keep one boy- MAYBE two, and all the best hens. They are eight weeks old and just learning to make real chicken sounds... one of the boys had his first crow just a few days ago but most are still peeping.
    Rather that try to paraphrase the goals and origins of the Aloha project, I decided links would be better.
    The link link below is pics of the parents of my chickens:
    http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/sommerp/Aloha Pens April 2011/
    And this one is about the project its self:
    This one has pics of the original Swedish flower hens that inspired the project:

    That explains what I am aiming for, so without further adieu, here are my chickens!

    Buttercup (roo)
    Flecks (hen)
    Digit (hen)
    Cuckoo (roo)
    Red hens
    Snowflake and Goldy (hens)
    Snowflake or her stunt double-I have two nearly identical girls (hen)
    Bluetail (roo)
    Chair thieves!
    Easter (roo)
    Calli (hen)
    Peach (roo)
    Blackbeak (hen)
    Puffy and Bluetail (hen and roo)
    Nap time!
    Almost everyone is in this one... ignore the Columbian Wyandotte and the Silver Laced Polish!

    Culled pullets will be going to the Oregon fall poultry swap in October and culled cockerels, well... I will keep them. In the freezer.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  2. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    Western Virginia
    I have been playing with the idea of keeping this breed.... DH isn't quite on board yet because there have been chicks living in the bathroom since April. [​IMG]

    From what I can glean, the goal is a great variety of color and pattern. Obviously not expert, my favorites are:

    Roo #1: Cuckoo
    Roo #2: Easter
    (Roo #3: Bluetail - Well, it's a toss-up between Easter and Bluetail for me, depends on which way you want to go, but Cuckoo is undeniable.)

    All hens, #1 being my favorite:
    #1: Blackbeak (seems perfect!)
    #2: Puffy
    #3: Goldy (to bring in some of those dark markings?)
    #4: Calli
    #5&6: Snowflake & her double
    #7: Digit
    #8: Flecks
    #9&10: Red hens

    I know little about the breed (although I think it is in delvelopment, no standard? ETA: Obviously - you clearly say project! Brain needs coffee...), but it was fun to look at and think about your birds!
    I hope you let us know what you decide!
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I like Puffy alot! [​IMG]
  4. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    Western Australia
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  5. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    North East Texas
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  6. Mrs. Cannon

    Mrs. Cannon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2011
    Vandalia, IL
    They are all so cute! I love black beaks name- so piratey
  7. Turken Lover9847

    Turken Lover9847 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You HAVE to keep Cuckoo , so then you could call him Cuckoo Roo [​IMG]
  8. morgan16

    morgan16 New Egg

    Jun 23, 2011
    After visiting in this sites then I can learn some interesting knowledge about "Project Chickens". I wish it would help me to maintain my business.

    Thanks for sharing this.
  9. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Rogue Valley, S. Oregon
    So far I am undecided on roos, but I was told that Cuckoo's pattern is too dominant for me to keep him, so its down to Bluetail, Easter, or the roo below I somehow missed last round of photos. (any name suggestions?)
    For the girls, Blackbeak Larry (the notorious pullet prirate diva extrordinaire!) and Digit are keepers along with Puffy, Snowflake, and Sprinkles. Calli, Flecks, Goldy, and the red hens are in if they carry the size we are looking for and show potential for mottling. I am also hoping more mottling appears as they grow.
    This weekend I will weigh and photograph everyone as I move them to the big chicken yard (have to make room in the grow out pen for the orps and sussexes who will be contributing to the project!)
    So here's my other potential roo, so far nameless. Not that any of their names are permanent at this point.
    And here's some detail of Bluetail's feathers
  10. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    I like the no name roo....even with the black in the tail maybe it could be bred out sometime? but his patern is good I really like him. The others might or might not carry what you are looking for in the mottled genes but you can't know until you breed them...... but if you can only keep one definately i would go with the no name I think he is the best.


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