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#29287 - 03/19/09 03:49 PM Re: Brahma project
RuffEnuff Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 1148
Loc: Australia
very impressive and very inspiring.

did you aim for CB and PB or for something where both males and females came from the one breeding.

what colour was the original brahma you introduced?

how difficult was it to get a pure white rather than the mahogany making it dirty or even red?

if i lived in a cold climate they would be the birds that i would make. a cross between the 2 breeds i work with already (in bantam though) making the need for only one breed.

how do they dress out and how fast do they grow? what are they like to eat?

k

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#29288 - 03/19/09 07:04 PM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
Chicken

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA
Thank you,

All single breeding pen so far.

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Early on I got a fair amount of off colored birds. I just did not use them on this project. I keep a second pen of gold laced birds birds of the same blood minus the last Brahma infusion. Rarely I will still get a hint of color on the wing of a cockerel. Seemingly always a big,tall rangey,heavy browed,very upright standing bird with a seriously mean expression. My daughter refers to them as dinosaur birds, very primitive looking, strongly reminiscent of Asil,or Malay.

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#29289 - 03/20/09 03:28 AM Re: Brahma project
Henk69 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/06
Posts: 3208
Loc: Netherlands
Beautiful! Very sharp birds. smile

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#29290 - 03/20/09 05:52 AM Re: Brahma project
D. Honour Offline
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Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 292
Loc: New York
Do you still have the gold laced too?Any pictures of the gold laced? Those silver laced are nice.Silver laced Cochin breeders would be wise to use these back into Cochins ,and breed back the single combs.

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#29291 - 03/20/09 10:25 AM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
Chicken

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA
Yes, I still keep some "gold laced", although several of last years hatch are colored more like some Barnvelders I've seen. Single laced on the breast and double laced on the back. The lacing needs considerable work to clean up. Partridge will pop up every so often in this bunch. These birds are not nearly so typey as my silvers, as they did not recieve the last Brahma "infussion".
As you can see by the male in this pen I've got a whole other project started.( I don't mean the old english bantum in first shot.)

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#29292 - 03/20/09 10:28 AM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
Chicken

Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA

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#29293 - 03/20/09 10:30 AM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA

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#29294 - 03/20/09 10:33 AM Re: Brahma project
Big Medicine Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Ohio USA

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#29295 - 03/21/09 04:23 AM Re: Brahma project
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Just love that blue/red rooster in background of last photo. Makes me envious. We have been trying to get Blue laced/red wyandottes for about 4 years now. Have a very promising rooster, but the colour on the girls continues to be a problem.

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#29296 - 03/21/09 11:14 AM Re: Brahma project
Moo Offline
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Registered: 04/29/05
Posts: 410
Loc: Washington
Those look amazing! It seems like the blue laced red/gold and blue laced silver would look cool too. I am just surpised at how good of type they have, that rooster is something else.

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