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 Post subject: Anconas
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:26 am 
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These are my anconas. Ancona is an Italian breed,I've been breeding them for three years and I'm waiting for blue mottled subjects :rooll


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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:35 pm 
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handsome birds

does the mix of gay hens with dark roo give a balanced pen?

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Thanks for the pics. Lovely to see some Italian Anconas :)

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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
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caladenia wrote:
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does the mix of gay hens with dark roo give a balanced pen?


What do you mean for ''gay''? :nuts :nuts :mmaad :rooll

Maybe with too much White?


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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:05 am 
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Definition taken from our Australian Poultry Standard book Glossary;
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gay excess white in plumage markings

Excess white to that required for the breed/variety.


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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:18 am 
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Opss..My English dictionary doesn't shows this meaning :) This colour is very difficult, I don't think that crossing a dark roo whit a light hen can always balance the colour


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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
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sorry for hte misunderstanding and thanks rollyard for clarifying for me :thumbs:

ok fattoria thanks for your answer

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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
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Chicks :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
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Thats a lovely looking basket of ancona chicks- well done :thumbs:


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what little sweeties they all are

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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
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And quite different to day old Australian Ancona chickens too, in that most of ours, especially the large fowl, have a few brown racing stripes down the back of their heads and down their backs. It seems to be connected to green sheen, as the ones without any brown are usually blacker when they mature, with less of a beetle green sheen on them. It is interesting to see how birds of the same breed in different isolated locations evolve over time.


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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
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mmmmmmm maybe wa is isolated alot more than i realised........................those chicks look like what we get over here.

yes i have seen some with brown racing stripes, but m ost of those have been in my red ancona hatchlings

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Black ancona chicks. This isn't close enough to see detail of the racing stripes, but you can see the brown tinge on the back from them.

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Less white, more black on the face - this is typical here.

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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:34 pm 
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That is a really nice hatching tray full of Ancona chickens Cathy.
Aren't they sooooo cute!!! Ancona chickens look good from day old right up until they mature and don't have an "ugly" stage.


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 Post subject: Re: Anconas
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Beautiful! I really like the 2nd pic - with your new lens? :-D


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