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August 24, 2015, 05:08:34 PM
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It went really well today.  He did 6 roos, but sent me on to work.  Wanted to see what it was like before I stood and watched. I'm sure it was harder than he says, just because we've never used our chickens for meat, but the sink was full. I'm trying to get better just in case I have to do it.  The You tube Bee said to watch was wonderful and he said it was more peaceful than he thought it would be. Culled the little roo we tried to save at hatching. He was blind in one eye. The water jug did great for these little ones Dawn.  I'm sure if a full grown chicken the plastic would have to be stronger. I think Bee uses a bleach bottle.  I bet it'd be great for your cots. :)

August 25, 2015, 01:38:55 AM
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Hey!  That black chicken with red around the neck looks like my Olive Eggers that Bill says look like Marans.  LOL! 

August 29, 2015, 03:15:26 PM
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YAYAYAY! Lots of smileys! Good job! Here is the #1 Roo right now for project. Tell me what you think..........






12 weeks.......I like his stance..............

August 29, 2015, 04:29:09 PM
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 flap  This chicken thinks he's very handsome!

He's already showing a lot of green shine for only 12 weeks.  He'll probably be a blinding flash when full grown.

August 29, 2015, 04:32:50 PM
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Oh thank you Dawn.....I really want to do good!  :)
« Last Edit: August 29, 2015, 04:34:28 PM by LittleBit »

August 30, 2015, 07:40:42 AM
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Well I just learned a lesson.  If you delete a picture in photo bucket, it deletes it where ever you've posted it.......  eye roll

August 31, 2015, 03:21:34 PM
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Ya'll help me put the word out, ok? Doc is available.  Very beautiful black english orpington roo (good blood lines).  Doesn't crow a lot, of course could be the collar. Think I'm going to run him on BYC too.  Some people were interested there a while back when I was looking for him. I'll be happy when this collar is off of him and he can be him.  Such a docile roo.............

September 01, 2015, 04:19:21 PM
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September 05, 2015, 03:52:42 PM
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These are the 2 I have to choose from..........please help...........









The red band is a week younger...............Let me know if I need to take more..........
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September 06, 2015, 02:02:24 AM
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I think I like the yellow banded one best, but I think you should wait a little to be sure the comb and tail are like you want them.  How old are they now?

September 06, 2015, 08:24:42 AM
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I can't wait too much longer.....I may put the two in the basement until they get older so I can see.  It's sort of one of those times I wish I could cut the head off the red banded one and put on the yellow band's body. I need to look up what a perfect comb is supposed to look like, or as perfect as I can get it.  Yellow band is 13 weeks and red 12 weeks. Have lots of barnyard noises out there for sure! I'm hoping I won't have to throw my hat in before I can finish, but I will if it means losing all of them.  :-\

September 06, 2015, 08:31:59 AM
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Found this.......................

SHAPE--MALE

COMB: Single; of medium size, set firmly on head, perfectly straight and upright;  with five
well-defined points; those at front and rear smaller than those in the middle;
fine and texture; blade closely following shape of head.
BEAK: Short, stout regularly curved.
FACE: Clean-cut and free from coarseness.
EYES: Large, round, prominent.
WATTLES: Medium in size, well-rounded at lower edges.
EAR-LOBES: Medium size, oblong, smooth.
HEAD: Medium in length, broad, deep.
NECK: Rather short, slightly arched, with abundant hackle.
BACK: Broad, Flat at shoulders, rather long, width carried well back to base of
tail; rising with a slight concave sweep to tail.
Saddle feathers of medium length, abundant.
TAIL: Moderately long, well-spread, carried at an angle of twenty-five degrees (25) above horizontal, (figs. 10-11): forming no apparent angle with
back where those sections join.
Main Tail Feathers broad and overlapping.
Main Sickles of medium length, spreading laterally beyond main tail
feathers.
Lesser Sickles and Coverts of medium length, nicely curved, sufficiently
abundant to cover main tail feathers.
WINGS: Of medium size, well-folded carried horizontally.
Front well-covered by breast feathers. Points well covered by saddle
feathers.
Primaries and Secondaries broad and overlapping in natural order when
wing is folded.
BREAST: Broad, deep, well-rounded and well filled in all parts.
BODY AND FLUFF: Body Broad, deep, moderately long, straight, extending
well forward.
Lower body feathers, not to profuse.
Fluff moderately full, showing profile of hocks.
LEGS AND TOES: Legs set well apart, straight when viewed from front.
Lower Thighs large, moderately short, well feathered.
Shanks moderately short, stout, smooth.
Toes four on each foot, of medium length, straight, well-spread.

September 06, 2015, 04:08:15 PM
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Got to get busy......culling more roos tomorrow and lavenders.....

September 07, 2015, 04:41:04 PM
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I know I'm being too observant, but I've looked these chickens over so much, it's pitiful! Have you ever noticed they have one really stout leg and the other is smaller in circumference? Geesh.....I need to take a nap! The roos I've looked at til I'm cross eyed  eek I ended up with 14 roos and 13 hens.  Leslie just wants 8, so I'll donate the rest to a little family that we're getting our feed from. Guess that's a normal ratio thou.  sunny As of today, there's just 2 roos left......plus Doc of course............Less noise, that's for sure...........Hope everyone had a fun holiday weekend..............Planted the backyard with grass.....the weather seems to be getting a whole lot better..............  Bill....to you.....why doesn't your chimp blink and the smoke move anymore?  :) It put in smoking a joint......ha ha ha  roflmao I needed a good laugh!
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September 07, 2015, 11:43:31 PM
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It's a good feeling to cut back on roosters.    hi5