Post by bamachicken on Oct 15, 2011 22:14:02 GMT -5
HenThymes he is a pretty boy. I have 3 black cockerels left. I am trying to see which one turns out the best. I have downsized and am downsizing more to 4 black girls and 1 male as soon as these finish filling out. they are six months old. One of them is very wide Front to back. I hope you all do well in Indy. I won't be making it. I do have a grand child due to hatch at the same time.
Julie Christina your boys look very nice. Hope you get to take them to many shows and Show them off and hopefully win! Here is one of my three boys I entered this weekend. Best he could do is beat his brothers. No one else shown a Black cockerel.
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Post by bamachicken on Oct 17, 2011 21:58:45 GMT -5
Thanks Don. They are broad for sure. Are yall still hot is OK. It was 89 here today. Hoping this week cools a bit. They say we will get down to 39 later this week but I find that hard to believe right this min.
Post by bamachicken on Oct 18, 2011 22:15:12 GMT -5
My Goodness, I can't imagine freezing. It was mid 80's today so a bit cooler. I am going to miss seeing all of you. But I will post picks of Levi Benjamin when he hatches . I will know by Friday if we will be travelliing to where they live next week. I mailed you a letter today so be looking for it.
I just posted this EXACT same post on BYC. I am lazy but this will fill many here who do not go to BYC in on one of my new Black breeding pens I plan on having this coming seaon.
Good things happen to good people. The BV Black Orp pullet at the Crossroads Show, and Champ English at the Central Indiana Poultry Show was raised, conditioned and Shown by Tony Charlton. Tony has Russ Milkey's Black Orp line. I let Russ bring over several hens/pullets 2 years ago and he got to use Carlos Jr with them. And now his line has some outstanding birds. Russ is a good man. GREAT MAN for our hobby. He is all about treating people right, especially the little folks in our great hobby, and Tony & his son is some of the folks who got the chance to Exhibit Russ's line. My very first Orps I ever owned were 5 Russ Milkey hens. The very first day I brought in some new Black Orp blood 4 of the 5 Milkey hens were slaughtered by 2 coons, who I caught up with a few weeks later. The one survivor is my LahFawnDuh. A 100% original Russ Milkey hen. And one of the fab 5 I got my start with. Here is LahFawnDuh and one of her daughters. The daughter does have Carlos Jr blood. LahFawnDuh does not. Haven't shown her. Prolly NEVER will! LahFawnDuh and Clairabelle
For now I have the BUS on gaurd and keeping things under his control
One of Russ's good friends. And a true friend of mine is Julie Walker. She gave me and Terry Disney each a cockerel who is from Russ's line that now has Carlos Jr in them. Terry had first pick, and I got the runt. His name WAS Bobby Ray. He is now Officer BarrBRADY. Soon will be given the honor of having at LahFawnDuh and Clairabelle Officer BarrBrady
Sorry about the blurry face in this pic. I learned alot this year. I learned that a smaller runtier Black cock like my OLE TRALFAMADOR when taken to one of these Speckled Sussex/Buff Orp hens with the narrow butt could make Frank the Brown Red cockerel who is now on FEATHERSITE. And is huge. So BarrBrady's genetics MAY make something special when he gets taken back to his distant aunt LahFawnDuh and daughter. So, that is a breeding plan for early next year.