A Few of Our Birds...

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JimW
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A Few of Our Birds...

Post by JimW » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 pm

I am planning on doing some photo shoots of our birds over the next couple weeks and post on here. So I thought I would start with a few today. Enjoy!

Opal Legbar Chicks
Opals 2.jpg
Opal Legbar, young cockerel
Opal cockerel.jpg
Legbars, split for opal and 1 regular legbar
Splits 1.jpg
Hmong Pullet from BC
BC heritage hmong.jpg
Hmong Rooster from BC
Hmong in BC.jpg
Same guy head shot
Hmong 2.jpg
I will add more as I take photos.

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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by kenya » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:36 pm

Love the picture of the opal legbar cockeral, such a pretty colour.
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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by Flat Rock Farm » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 pm

:love smiley: :love smiley: :love smiley:
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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by Kbr42 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:00 am

Love the colours!
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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by LongCrow » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:08 am

Love the Hmong. I too got some eggs from BC but unfortunately now have 6 cockerels and only 1 pullet. I'll rotate the boys when it's time to expand the gene pool. They are surprisingly tame to work with.
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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by Ontario Chick » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:02 am

Great pictures @JimW keep them coming
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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by Shnookie » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:14 am

Nice shots!
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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by JimW » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:51 pm

LongCrow wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:08 am
Love the Hmong. I too got some eggs from BC but unfortunately now have 6 cockerels and only 1 pullet. I'll rotate the boys when it's time to expand the gene pool. They are surprisingly tame to work with.
@LongCrow that definitely sucks, I have 1 adult rooster and 4 pullets almost ready to lay and 8 recently hatched chicks.

They are definitely fun birds to work with.

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Re: A Few of Our Birds...

Post by JimW » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:25 am

Some of the Mosaic Chicken crew from Gold Feather Farms. I will be working on improving blue skin colour and turquoise blue ear colour.
Mosaic Group 1.jpg
Mosaic Cockeral.jpg

Light coloured Cuckoo Malines rooster. I am using him to try and improve the auto-sexing in the cuckoo malines chicks, males light colour and females dark.
Light Malines Rooster.jpg
And another one of my new projects..... Bresse Chickens

I recently purchased a trio of young Bresse Chickens that came from Gold Feather Farms and I also have a couple dozen eggs in the incubator due to hatch in a few days.

Bresse Pullet
Bresse Hen.jpg
The Bresse Chicken is a prized meat breed of chicken in France said to be the best tasting chicken with fat marbling in the meat. Though reading up on the breed the flavour and fat marbling I think mainly comes from how they are raised in France. Basically free ranged and then finished off in cages and feed grains soaked in milk for a few weeks before slaughter.

If I have any extra Bresse chickens this year that I am not keeping for breeding my plan is once they are out of the brooder I will raise them in a mobile chicken tractor so they can eat grass and bugs. And then for the last 3 weeks before slaughter I will feed them non-gmo grains soaked in milk to finish them before processing. I am planning on using goat's milk. Anyone have any goat's milk?
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