Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dark chocolate colored eggs amidst light brown and mint green chicken eggs. Love my Marans !
This little chick is the result of a breeding between my Black Copper Marans rooster and an Americana hen.
Both of these chicks are my Marans & Americana cross eggs hatched out in an incubator by my grandchildren. These chicks are definitely hardy, thrifty, and survivors .
The granddaughter in charge of incubator monitoring and follow-up care of the chicks named them Albert Cheepers McNugget featherweight Esquire the First & Prudence.
With names like that I dare not slack on caring for them !
Albert & Prudence. ( Hope one really is a rooster and the other a hen. )
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
This week we had some more chicks hatch out from the Porcelain hen and Self Blue rooster. Here she is in the food bowl with the chicks under her.
Here is the chicks father who is a Self Blue Mottled d'Uccle.
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This is the Self Blue Mottled chick from this batch, and the second one out of this pairing.
Above is the Porcelain hen with all the chicks.
And here is the rooster and hen guarding the chicks. By Bugs.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
We're ( Granny Baa & myself )pretty excited to see chicks from this pair and expecting some exciting blues ! ~By Bugs.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
A sweet fluffy frizzled hen. I love these little fluffy balls of feathers !
A dove setting on eggs, more baby doves to come !
This is a glimpse of a few of my chickens and my doves this month. Every keeper of livestock & poultry needs to spend some time simply observing their animals. This gives the keeper an idea of the state of the flocks & herds, an idea of changes to be made. Sometimes simply taking time to observe them also allows the keeper to see things that alert him/her to health problems. Health problems caught early are often easily treatable and prevent serious infection or contagion. Feeding and caring for your animals should be a given, but knowing your animals and how they should behave is right up there with the most important things you should do. Besides, it's fun , after all, we're keeping animals we love and enjoy, right ?
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The two photos above are of 2 of my original birds, Snowflake and Platinum.
One of some of my first Porcelain chicks that hatched out in 2012.
Above is Colonel Blue who was out of the batch above and champion bantam at our community fair, he also won many other awards before the age of 1 .
Another angle of her.
This is Polar, Tundra's brother. So far he's a great looking rooster, although he doesn't have much pattern yet. He has a good base color and better feather quality than most of my pure porcelains..And finally one of my latest porcelain chicks , a 4th generation 3/4 porcelain. Platinum's great granddaughter, and hopefully her and my other 4th generation porcelains add the great traits they have onto the next generation with many more. ~ By C.T. ( Bugs )