Scots Grey breed question.

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Scots Grey breed question.
« on: February 10, 2009, 16:25 »
OK for those of you that do not know I am having to restock due to a F problem.  At the moment I am looking at a flock of 11 (I should have enough space for 14 at 4m squared per chicken.)  Does anyone know the amount of eggs a Scots Greys lays and if it lays in winter?

BreedHen    Cock
Scots Grey
2
1
Silver Sussex
2
Cream Legbar 
2
Marran
2
Welsummer
2
Total
10
1
This list is by no means final.
Definitely going to have Silver Sussex and at least one Cream Legbar.  WHY BECAUSE I WANT WANT WANT BLUE EGGIES (He screamed at the top of his voice stamping his feet).  Not sure on the Cockerel (Breed that is). I would like traditional breeds as I want them to lay over a longer i.e. have a low output over a longer period than hybrids that lays high out put over two years and thats it productive life over..
Stuart


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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 17:18 »
WHAT NO FAVEROLLES???

 :tongue2: :tongue2:


good list though... :tongue2: dorkings are a lovely good egglaying breed you might want to consider.

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 18:00 »
I keep uming and arring about Dorkings and they where on the list mmmmm.
Dorking have dark Brown eggs and I could scratch the Marran for Dorking.  OK twisted my arm.
I know you love FAVEROLLES and breed them, but they dont do it for me, sorry. 

BreedHen    Cock
Scots Grey
2
1
Silver Sussex
2
Cream Legbar 
2
Dorking
2
Welsummer
2
Total
10
1


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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 18:13 »
After looking for an answer for this thread http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=30634.0 I am now considering FAVEROLLES. Not that I have children. Yet. But I like the idea of the "very affectionate towards their keepers" idea.  Do you know a "good" breeder of FAVEROLLES? :lol:

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 18:18 »
But back to the question does anyone know about the Scots Grey Breed? 
Eggs per year,  Temperament and so on.

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 19:09 »
Can't help on temperament personally Rough but according to this book  (teach yourself keeping Poultry)I have here lay approx 200 per year, quick maturing light bird tinted eggs.

Another book(keeping chickens) says all that + fine compact bird with well defined markings, make an ideal choice for a beginner.

Katie Thear says need extensive well fenced grazing for it can be flighty

No mention in Storeys guide though :(


Sarah :)

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 19:52 »
Dont know if this is any good :-

History
The Scots Grey is a very old breed, going way back to the 16th Century. It has been known over the years under different names which has made it difficult to trace its precise history. Leading poultry historians think that the breed is a refinement from the Scottish native fowl which was found on farms. It is now a rare breed and mainly bred for exhibition purposes.

Behaviour
The Scots Grey is known for its hardiness and its ability to thrive in any climate conditions. They are layers of large eggs; this is quite surprising for the size of the bird. The chicks grow well and mature quickly. A Scots Grey is classed as a non-sitter. It is a good all round layer of whitish eggs. It is quite a vigorous breed and an excellent forager, therefore needing plenty of space. They do prefer to roost in trees.

Varieties
The Scots Grey is a long legged, upright standing bird. It is possible that it may have both Dorking and Game blood. Its markings are very similar to that of the Barred Plymouth Rock. The only difference is that the Scots Grey is a more slender bird and the barring is not as distinct. There is only one colour and pattern in the Scots Grey and that is barred. The earlobes are red and the eyes are amber. The beak is white with black streaks. The legs are white with black mottles.




Dont think its anything new I think you know it already  ::)

Catii
What came first the chicken or the egg ???

What do you put in the toaster ?

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 19:53 »
After looking for an answer for this thread http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=30634.0 I am now considering FAVEROLLES. Not that I have children. Yet. But I like the idea of the "very affectionate towards their keepers" idea.  Do you know a "good" breeder of FAVEROLLES? :lol:

Faverolles

ORIGIN  France  
COMB  single  
BEARD  yes  
CRESTED  no  
FEATHERED LEGS  yes  
TOES  5
EGGCOLOURS  yellow-brown  
SIZE EGG  55 gr
EGGS/YEAR  180  
SIZE MALE  4000 gr  
SIZE FEMALE  3250 gr  CHARACTERISTICS  interesting colour  
RING MALE/FEMALE  24 mm /20 mm  
COLOURS  salmon  
FLYING  1 m  
TEMPERAMENT  calm, confidential
 BREEDING  no  
PRODUCTION  tablebird, fancy  

Scots Grey
Hen 7 - 9 lbs
Cock 9 - 11 lbs
egg colour: white
egg numbers: 180
Good year round layer of largish eggs.
Breeding   No
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Its stopping doing things that makes you old.

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2009, 20:03 »
woohoooo Rhody is that you????? :D :D

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009, 20:21 »
Eggcellent information Fanks guys.  Ok Scott Grey it is. Well for tonight anyway.  Now I just have to find a breeder.

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2009, 20:39 »
Eggcellent information Fanks guys.  Ok Scott Grey it is. Well for tonight anyway.  Now I just have to find a breeder.

http://www.eggsforhatching.co.uk/largefowl.html

http://www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk/Poultry.html

http://www.chalkhillpoultry.co.uk/poultry_Scots%20Grey.html

http://www.norfolkrarebreedscentre.com/chickenbreedgallery.htm

Spread out a bit take your pick. If you like I can give you a list of the breeders showing at last years National and federation.

Allan

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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2009, 20:58 »
Re temprement -   "Choosing & keeping Chickens"  Chris Graham

"Proud birds, with an active nature that can sometimes make them excitable. Males tend to have a feisty attitude in the breeding season. Therefore, is not best suited to family life, particularly if there are young children present."
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Re: Scots Grey breed question.
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2009, 12:27 »
Thank you everyone for you help. 

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