Working towards the standard

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by holm25, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I have just recently got two trios of BEAUTIFUL Standard Buckeyes and have decided to make a thread so a few others can learn with me!

    The two trios I got are about 1½-2 months old. These birds will be going to a few shows this summer and fall so I will post as I choose the birds to show as they grow. I have been reading the standard over and over and hope to memorize it. But I am not good at that but I am getting better! So until I able to remember the standard I will probably get opinions from the breeder they came from!

    I will try get some pics tomorrow!
     
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  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    These are the four pullets. Its a bad pic but it was on the way home. Only two have names and I cant tell them apart so I just guess till I band them. One is Effie and another is Annie!

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    And the two cockerels. The closest is Finnick and the one farther back is Cato.


    As some of you might be able to tell I am going with a Hunger games theme!
     
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  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Some update pics. They r getting bigger and eating alot!
     
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    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    These little guys just keep growing!! I really like them so far! Hopefully they keep growing at this pace and be ready for their first end of July show!

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  5. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Weekly Buckeye pics!

    They are growing like crazy!! The cockerels are bigger than two of my EE hens already! I noticed that the cockerels have gone their separate ways though. The biggest has 3 pullets and the smaller has 1 pullet. Yesterday they ran around in the rain all morning! I still love this breed!

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  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Haven't updated in a long time! Been very busy!

    My sister and I both brought a trio of Buckeyes to our county fair and they took Grand and Reserve Champion and in the end Overall Grand Champion. So I got a State fair trip! I got a blue ribbon at State which I am really happy with!

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  7. LJoWilly

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    Congratulations! Those are some beautiful birds. I am considering adding Buckeyes to my flock down the road.
     
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    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Thanks! Adding some Buckeyes would be a choice you wouldn't regret!
     
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    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Just some pics! They are looking good I think! Tails are a little ratty from my dang Guineas but they're still pretty!

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