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#29367 - 07/28/09 07:11 PM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA
A group shot of some of the red pullets




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#29368 - 07/28/09 07:40 PM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
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Loc: Ohio USA
Red cockerels






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#29369 - 07/28/09 08:15 PM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
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Loc: Ohio USA
The homely boys


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#29370 - 07/30/09 10:38 AM Re: Brahma project
Jim Parker Offline
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Registered: 04/03/08
Posts: 20
Loc: Ohio
if you would ever want to part with stock, please let me know.

Parker
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#29371 - 07/30/09 03:58 PM Re: Brahma project
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My hat is off to you Big Medicine. I love to see such large numbers and so much uniformity therein. Well done indeed. Next year I must buy some eggs of your silvers and your BLR's.

I do not have so many growing chicks this year. I culled heavily for combs, chick down all the way to the middle toe, and correct chick down color pattern at day one. I culled out all vulture hocks a month or so later and ultimately that didn’t leave me with nearly enough to grow up. My fingers are crossed to say the least.

It is wise of you to raise up so many birds and then make your selection. I couldn’t do that this year. It always seems that there are few mysteries that shed a bit of light on what’s lurking in your gene pool and a few ‘Eureka’s!’ that send you marching off in yet another direction – and that is where the fun is. I hatched a couple hundred chicks but now have about a half of that to finish growing. I won't learn as much about my gene pool this year - but I will undoubtedly learn a lot about the repercussions of culling to heavily! LOL.

I never did hatch any blue laced birds, so please do keep me in mind when you have a one to sell. I did pair up some black laced gold/red birds with you in mind and I do have a few promising chicks to show you (swap with you if they turn out and you are interested). I’ll have to get my camera out to the barn again. Below is a picture of a few of my current buff laced chicks. I listed a buff laced brahma cockerel on Eggbid today. I am at the point where I have more turning out than not, so it must be time for me to start passing them on. I have mixed feelings about “turning them loose”, but I guess it is time to get these birds out into the hand of other breeders.

Dan


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#29372 - 07/30/09 06:59 PM Re: Brahma project
Jim Parker Offline
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Loc: Ohio
Dan,
I hope you keep me in mind for some of those buffs, they are awesome!!
Jim Parker
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#29373 - 07/31/09 05:10 PM Re: Brahma project
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Below are a few pictures of my current gold laced brahma chicks. They are about six to eight weeks old now - not a great time to be takng pictures of them. I am guessing these three are the proverbial ugly ducklings - but time will tell.




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#29374 - 08/01/09 02:40 AM Re: Brahma project
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 1148
Loc: Australia
i have been inspired by this discussion and have just hathced my first indian dark X light brahma. but now i see i must do a cross to a jubilee indian too.

i understand the need for heavy culling and the dangers of it. i hope all goes well for you.

in mine i am just interested in seeing the improvement in size of the progeny. when a couple of my indian X malay pullets grow through perhaps i will cross my brahama to them. i was watching the brahma chase a young indian malay cross ckl today and as impressive as the bahma looked, he looked small compare to the malay cross.....i hope they make good table birds as i too have to cull hard.

k

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#29375 - 08/03/09 09:34 AM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA
ruff,
Is that a dark over a light hen? Punch that into Henks' calculater, and check the colors possible when you mate the chicks back together.(If you have not done so already)

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#29376 - 08/04/09 09:24 PM Re: Brahma project
Tim J. Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Washington
Dan P. & Big Medicine,
Again congratulations on your work. It is a pleasure to see such breeding especially today with current situation in our country. Anyway, a question as you were breeding your different varieties how many generations did you wait until you used or kept a male back to breed from? F1-F2 or so on. I ask as I am currently having my own breeding of a rare breed and variety and I made a cross and am in generation 3. I am not sure whether I should keep a male yet or keep breeding the male line pure in regard to taking the current pure sire( or uncle) back to his pullets and keep a cockeral back to the hens.
I appreciate your help.
Tim

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