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May 18, 2017, 10:57:47 AM
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Peacerose

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 lol Charlie probably understands full sentences.  I bet she tells you what she's thinking, too!

May 18, 2017, 02:10:23 PM
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Also, this happened -- When I went to the buckeye pen, Fuzzy and Sassafras were on the roost.  I called them and they jumped down and walked to an egg on the ground.  I said, "Who laid this egg?"  Sass walked up and put her foot on the egg.   PROOF that buckeyes are extraordinarily intelligent.  Disbelievers can keep it to themselves. 

Random chickens won't do this.  Fuzz and Sass have spent a lot of one-on-one time with me in the quail porch. They have tasted mealworms.
 They know their names and probably understand a few words like "egg" and "food".     

 roflmao I have 2- 5 year olds like that Dawn.  They know their names and walk right up to me and coo.....well, except Sunny (cross beak)....she's always looking for food that she can eat! I stopped naming everyone when I started with the lavenders.  They all look so much alike, I knew all their names would be "chicken"  roflmao The roo gets his name, just because it's only one.

May 18, 2017, 02:14:17 PM
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That's awesome Dawn.... I'm sure Charli understands most of what I say.... but I talk to her like she was "folks" too

Well Bill.....she is "folks"! She knows every move you make and what you are up too and where you're heading  ;)

May 18, 2017, 02:17:14 PM
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Well shoot Bill......I posted in your post and it let me.  I fixed it, but it still says I edited your post.  Didn't know it'd let you do that.  I hit modify instead of quote so I could answer. eek

October 26, 2017, 02:08:27 PM
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I'm really happy with my 2017 pullets -- they are of consistent color and tail angle.  Also, we seem to have lost the excessive back feather cushion.  Woo HOOOO!!!!  These issues were my greatest breeding concerns when selecting the rooster, Waylon Tallboy.  His comb and color are perfect, but his tail is a bit too high imho.  So that worked, but for next year it will be important to choose a rooster with proper tail angle.

But first, the pullets.  I'll be looking especially for wide heads and bodies. Also being mindful of the brow ridge.  I'm prepared to bring my breeding flock down to a small number this year as there are some very important traits to lock down.

Ha Ha!  Listen to my big plans.  face  This is the first time I had enough hens to make any meaningful selections!   sunny  Here are some of the 2017 pullets in action:

 



October 30, 2017, 07:49:17 AM
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They are looking good Dawn! I love it when they match like that! There always seems to be a "clinker" in my  flocks, .... You've done well Lady. My brother has the buckeyes on the other end of the farm now. I can still hear his rooster crow'n, but only see them when they're in driveway!

November 02, 2017, 01:06:11 PM
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What does Bro think of the buckeyes?