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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:38 pm 
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Time to show some pics of my layer flock - the Blonde Bimbos. These girls are 16 weeks old
They are a bit hot and bothered as I removed their shade for the photo shoot but we are now friends again.

Their background was originally some discarded ancient ISA's and an unwanted Buff rooster. Since then I have added in some French Wheaten Marans and possibly (accidental) Wellsummer. They are now breeding quite consistent for type and colour - last 3 seasons. (an occassional 'odd bod') and most have feathered legs.
They are great layers of brown eggs and have good hybrid vigour and are generally laid back and friendly
I love the feel of these girl's feathers, not as hard or tight as ISA and a touch like velour.
Because of their diverse genetic background inbreeding shouldn't be a problem for some time so hopefully I can keep them going.


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Wow they look really interesting Sue. Like a light version of isa's.


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Nice sue, what does the roo look like. Do you plan on naming them down the track, Bungendore beauties perhaps Bungendore buffs :think: :thumbs: i have a hen crossed from copper marran roo over isa that is similar in colour, she to is an excellent layer of brown eggs.i am pretty sure that the marans cross chicks that are white buff looking are from her.


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mycoola, I put them back to a rooster of similar colour to maintain the buff but i have also used a blue wheaten marans rooster and got some blue tailed wheatens with a blue under colour so next year will try to keep both going - got rid of all but one of those, and I regretted it once I realized how it had hapenned. The contrast of the buff and blue under colour was beautiful. Must take a pic.

They answer to Bim Bim (and the bucket)
I also have Rock Rock, Sussies, Barnies, Croadles, Conas, Lorp Lorp, Carnas as well as the general Took Took and Roo Roo and Duckk Duckk Gooses :oops: and they do seem to recognise the different names during the day. So glad that I don't have neighbours to hear me :hiding - except the tennants in our cottage , and they have chooks of their own.


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