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littlewitch

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Calder Ranger
« on: July 15, 2009, 20:56 »
Evening 1 & All,  Sorry this is another 'newbie' query - but is a Calder Ranger another name for a Columbian Black tail, please?  If not - what is it - know its a Rhodey cross but waht with?  Many thanks in anticipation.   ???    ???


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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 21:06 »
I thought Calder Rangers were the ones with the light bums like Warrens and ISA browns, rather than Columbian black tails which I thought were more like Babcocks.

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 22:29 »
I thought they were ducks!!!!!!! :blush: :blush: :blush:

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 22:54 »
Hi Aggy, no Calder Rangers are hybrid hens for laying eggs!

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 23:18 »
Hi Aggy, no Calder Rangers are hybrid hens for laying eggs!

Well they could have been ducks that lay eggs!!!! :tongue2: :tongue2: ;)

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009, 08:14 »
is the abacot ranger the duck you were thinking about Aggy?

The calder ranger is a third generation cross from RIR and white sussex, most will have the black tail but a few will have white tail feathers, and yes they were formally known as the columbian black tail.

Information taken from the poultry keeper forum and waitrose's web site who sell columbian black tail eggs  :D
It's time to abolish Breed Specific Legislation.

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009, 11:34 »
See Grannie!!!!!.....I was half right!!!!! :tongue2:

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 16:41 »
When we bought our 4 hy-lines we where told the 2 slightly lighter ones where calder hy-lines, and the 2 slightly darker reddy ones where hy-line rangers!!

Who cares, they are all very entertaining and lay delish eggs!

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009, 22:14 »
See Grannie!!!!!.....I was half right!!!!! :tongue2:

You told me off for sticking tongue out at you once!!!!    :tongue2:  ;)

well perhaps the other year we were sold warrens as Calder Rangers then, but that's what the bloke said they were and they all had whitish tails.

Our hatchery do columbian black tails, but when Brian askedabout getting some day olds, they said no, every CBT they produce are for a special customer.  Now I know who!!! Waitrose!!! :)

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009, 22:18 »
they obviously lay posher eggs  :D

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 22:22 »
Just looked up Calder Ranger on t'internet and saw this, okay corny, but I thought it was funny!

White horse, mask, and a mate called Tonto.......

Oh no! that was the Lone Ranger.... :roll: :roll:

I'll get my coat.

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 22:22 »
 :lol: :lol:

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2009, 22:29 »
Thank goodness at least one other member has a stupid sense of humour!   :D :D :D

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2009, 22:32 »
you talkin to me??  :lol:

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Re: Calder Ranger
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2009, 22:43 »
If the cap fits as my old Mum used to say!!!    :D :D



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