our 1st chickens are here

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our 1st chickens are here
« on: July 10, 2011, 23:14 »
hi we have our 1st chickens kept a couple at home while they young, we went to the poulty auction had a right result two lemon cuckoo orpington pullets 20 and a pair of araucana's 5

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1 Salmon Faverolle cross, 1 dorking cockerel, 2 orpingtons, 1 speckle rock, 1 legbar, 1 croad langshan,2 brown lohmann

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 23:17 »
Very nice storme  :D
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Re: our 1st chickens are here
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 09:31 »
pretty birds, but can I just say that cockerel is not an araucana (wrong comb) and the female might be a crele coloured one although her colouring isn't quite correct.

Please also cut the grass as it is too long - they could end up crop bound.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 12:02 »
Very nice... though I agree with Joyful, the cocerel isn't an araucana (wrong comb, no muff, beard or ear tufts.  He also has a rather magnificant tail, which araucanas tend not to have (being a naturally rumpless breed, when they do have tails, their tail feathers are generally quite understated).

The pullet looks quite araucana ish, but wheaten is a rare colour, especially in the UK (and her neck hackles are too dark to be a true wheaten).

However, unless you are planning to breed or show, all that matters is that they are healthy and happy - which they appear to be :)

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 12:18 »
The British Araucana does have tails (rumpless is rare over here) however if you take a look at these photos you will see your girl appears to be a mix of blue/red and crele:-

http://www.araucana.org.uk/photos.html

you may be lucky and soon get lovely blue eggs which although there is no difference in taste look sooo pretty in the kitchen  :)

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 15:26 »
Whatever they happen to be, they make a very good looking couple - I think she's gorgeous!

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 17:09 »
I think your cockerel looks rather handsome and his hen is very pretty :D

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 18:03 »
So exciting isn't it!  They look amazing and before you know it the grass will be a distant memory!

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Re: our 1st chickens are here
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 20:05 »
Im just deeply jealous!!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 22:39 »
thanks guys the cock and hen were a fiver at auction nobody wanted them so i bought them they do look nice. does anyone know what he maybe?

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Re: our 1st chickens are here
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Re: our 1st chickens are here
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 22:46 »
i havent noticed a extra hind toe but will look

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Re: our 1st chickens are here
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 22:49 »
if not then he could be a cross perhaps, whatever he is he certainly is a handsome chap  :)

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Re: our 1st chickens are here
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2011, 22:52 »
or a Silver Duckwing Dutch bantam

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