Author Topic: Pictures, pictures, pictures!  (Read 18767 times)

0 Members and Guests are viewing this topic.

August 05, 2015, 05:14:30 PM
Read 18767 times

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
Hey Dawn! I'll be the first to post! The 27 babies are now 8 and 9 weeks old......Little roos already crowing! Have lots of pictures to post......they are very healthy and ready for their new home.  Of course, everyone only wants hens! Go figure! Miss you!

August 20, 2015, 06:12:56 PM
Reply #1

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
I'll continue from Midwest the project I'm working on.....to get the lavender orpingtons feathers pretty and straight and to have a line that's new :) From my mentor of course, Fat Daddy.  Doc, Black English Orpington (rooster) is from Pownall/Atkins line and of course my lavenders are from Bill (Fat Daddy) (Hink JC). Journey with me as I try to start this.  It's been raining all week, so I still have no pictures, but I will post them soon. I'm excited to try to do this.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2015, 07:03:05 PM by LittleBit »

August 21, 2015, 01:35:41 PM
Reply #2

Peacerose

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 371

August 21, 2015, 04:56:03 PM
Reply #3

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
There is red bleeding (not blood) through on the neck feathers on 2 birds.  Where would this be coming from?

August 21, 2015, 05:14:06 PM
Reply #4

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
Culling the one I helped out of egg.....I just have to learn to quit trying to help! Let Mother Nature take it's course.  Even pipped, if they aren't strong enough to break out......leave them BE!

August 21, 2015, 07:36:38 PM
Reply #5

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
I'm so deep tonight........excited to have fresh, healthy meat, but at the same time sorrow. Is that how ya'll feel? I have so many beautiful roosters that I know someone would love to have to breed and at the same time all everyone wants is hens. Maybe I get too deep....... :sad But roosters have a bad wrap in my opinion.....poor guys..............heart too big as usual............thank ya'll for listening.........Love you

August 22, 2015, 02:02:55 AM
Reply #6

Peacerose

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 371
You could try selling the extra roosters on craigslist.  I recently sold 13 roos and they went quick.  Only asked $5 each.  It surprised the heck out of me, but apparently some people have too many hens and not enough roosters.   ??? 

August 22, 2015, 08:00:32 AM
Reply #7

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
Did locals buy them Dawn, or did you have to ship?

August 22, 2015, 02:15:12 PM
Reply #8

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
I'm gonna wait for pictures.....nothing to take.....can't hold a candle to the first ones (Buckaroo and top notch) of Bill's.  Kind of depressed, but Bill said it could be the heat. I have some really pretty roo's......I would say top notch and ebony (blue)......I'll wait til it cools off a bit and see if I have anything worth bragging about. Black chickens are black chickens.........at the age they are, the others were showing their stuff...........if I said that right..............I get in trouble saying stuff wrong, but I get it right after a while..........:)

August 23, 2015, 03:15:15 AM
Reply #9

Peacerose

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 371
Did locals buy them Dawn, or did you have to ship?

Yes, local.  Actually a man from about 30 min. drive away.

August 23, 2015, 03:25:30 AM
Reply #10

Peacerose

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 371
Are your chickens molting now?  My roosters all have thin tails right now.  There are feathers everywhere.

August 23, 2015, 08:06:44 AM
Reply #11

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
Not really bad yet.  The blue orpington is bobtailed a bit, but she's the only one I can really tell.  The heat has just been so bad.....We finally get a little break this week.  Actually going to be high 50's at night.  Welcome relief!

August 23, 2015, 03:11:26 PM
Reply #12

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
Let's try this again........:)

The first chickens I've ever had to want to jump up into rhododendrons


Red bleeding I was talking about


Some of the bunch!

August 23, 2015, 04:55:05 PM
Reply #13

LittleBit

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 493
Processing roos tomorrow.  Wish us luck.  The first time. Bee sent me instructions, sweet woman. Have cones made out of water jugs ready and nailed to 2x4's. I'm nervous....ha ha ha

August 24, 2015, 01:13:15 PM
Reply #14

Peacerose

  • *****
  • Information
  • Sr. Member
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 371
Good luck to you!  Smart idea using water jugs to restrain and drain.  It gave me the idea to use 1/2 gal. plastic jugs for chukars.  I really, really need to cull chukars.