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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:27 am 
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'Islander' (This Island Breed) quotes Mr Henry Parsons as stating that " ... tassels were useless adornments and incongruous in a game fowl".

There are some wonderful tasselled OE in Australia, so pull out your photos.

Pedro, your mealy greys with the toppies are a notable example - have you a pic?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:46 pm 
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Will get some photos of a Black brassy cock and tasselled Black pullet


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:14 pm 
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Hi,
Pardon my ignorance :oops: - but what exactly is a 'tassel'? Is it the little 'crest' on the back of the head that the pictured birds have? I'd thought that is what is must have meant, but wasn't sure; so, can the knowledgeable help out the ignorant here?

Sorry for the newbie question - but I'm keen to learn! Would love to see more photos, too.

Thanks and cheers,
Onyx


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:37 pm 
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From Atkinson (1924) -
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:12 pm 
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One of Wineglass's Chee cocks

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:57 pm 
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Thank you, manna gum, for clarifying that for me, and posting that great picture! That is what I thought the tassel to be, but was just unsure - so thank you again. I always appreciate it when the more experienced share their knowledge with those of us who are still learning.

Cheers, Onyx


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:51 pm 
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BeatenEgg wrote:
One of Wineglass's Chee cocks

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Thanks for putting him up Beaten Egg...

This old bugger is 8 or 9 years old this season, and he has fathered a heep of chicks again this year, only just moved him in with another hen (a Bruce Lee ) a few hours ago to get another batch of chickens out of the old man.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:29 am 
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Couple more from the gallery

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:23 pm 
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manna gum sorry I'm uncertain if I have any images of Mealy's but I will have a look! Currently I don't have any males of the Mealy line of Greys but I have a couple of female with very nice chicks coming on.

They are not unlike the above Tasselled Mealy Grey female posted by BeatenEgg; the above bird I recognise is from a FNQ breeders yards and these fowls came from a mates yard he and I have been exchanging fowls for some years now. So a lot of similar characteristics and features between the above and mine fowls. I like her; she is a beauty! As is the Black female! Well done breeders!

What Mealy fowls of mine do you recall? It's been a few years since I've bothered showing any of them as they're not accepted by the mainstream unfortunately.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Pedro, you showed a team of tasselled Mealy Grey cocks and stags at Cessnock about 5 years ago that left an indelible mark with me. They were of a similar stamp to the black spangles in your gallery - excellent fowls!

I understand your frustrations but lets keep showing people the type of fowl that still exist and have done so for hundreds of years rather than the type of fowl that win cards at shows. No right or wrong - just the old and the new.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:44 pm 
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I agree with Manna Gum. Ive admired all the fowl in your gallery (on more than one occasion) and would love to see more.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:51 pm 
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Hey Pedro,

good to see you back, have you got any photos of your mealy females?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:44 pm 
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BeatenEgg wrote:
Couple more from the gallery

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That black tassle came to me as "black jensen"
I only have 3 left, two smooth head hens and a tassle cock
I'll tack some pics of him for this thread.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:07 am 
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manna gum wrote:
Pedro, you showed a team of tasselled Mealy Grey cocks and stags at Cessnock about 5 years ago that left an indelible mark with me. They were of a similar stamp to the black spangles in your gallery - excellent fowls!

I understand your frustrations but lets keep showing people the type of fowl that still exist and have done so for hundreds of years rather than the type of fowl that win cards at shows. No right or wrong - just the old and the new.



I too remember that line up of greys aswell at Cessnock, all like peas in a pod, it showed some good breeding there Pedro....I think that may have been the year the U.K. secretary of Oxford was judging the show.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:31 am 
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I like the look of that black hen stigy. I'd like to see some more from that family including a cock bird.

Do they throw the odd brassy?


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