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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:30 pm 
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standard blr cockerel, light blue, getting decent lacing but no red in hackle yet, red in saddle though.
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the split standard pullet, lacing getting more thin as she matures, not to bad in type.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:09 pm 
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mycoola, split hen pic 5, dbl laced?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Some of the splits seem to carry both double and single lacing on back, single on breast only. The ebs from same matings have only single lacing. Must be due to being split :dontknow . With the last raised from eb roo over split hen, 2 eb single black laced pullets, blr split cockerel who has only single lacing and split pullet once again showing some db lacing on back.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Standard blr cockerel is starting to show some red in hackle :nuts , looks like he will be a good coloured roo : :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:17 pm 
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Looking good mycoola and now that you're tracking down patterns progress should come a lot easier. Great that you have some hackle colour to work with in the large. I'm really struggling in that area in the large. Mainly because of all the foundation birds i bought, only one had a good red hackle and unfortunately i lost him without getting anything from him so i've been trying to build from the black hackled birds. I will get there but it will be a very slow process. I have plans for an outcross to some very good red wyandottes next season so should be able to address hackles during that process.

Heading off to a show this weekend. Will be my first time as a participant rather than just a spectator, looking forward to it. I'm meeting a lady there who is bringing a trio of project bantams for me to purchase. I'll put the hens with my eb blr bantam cockerel. He lacks a bit of red but pure eb over the full wheaten hens that carry red will get me half way there. The cockerel from the trio looks as though he may carry one dose of eb but i'll put him over some eb large blr pullets/hens to find out. If he carries eb and i hatch enough i'll cull for wheaten but i'll just see how things go and make sure i've got numbers on the ground to play with first.

So i'll have a group of blr bantams consisting of one eb blue cockerel, one splash eb hen, one splash split hen and two black patterned eWh hens. The other group will be bantam split (?) male over large eb blr pullets/hens. I'll have a real mix of results this season but will be on track for next season with the right selection. A long way from the level of ground colour in the large line for now but should have a good foundation for type and hackle colour.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:05 pm 
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Looks like a reasonable start for bantams shane, i am going to set up 3 pens now as have enough birds to do this, is it to early yet to set up the pens or better now for them to settle in. Should be able send you some decent eggs from these pens and this will give you some more to work with next season. Looking forward to getting both sizes breeding this season. :thumbs:


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What Show?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:50 pm 
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I'm off to the Hunter Valley Wyandotte club's annual show Sue. Really looking forward to it. Went last year but didn't enter. It was then that i decided that i wanted to participate this season.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:41 pm 
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Good luck at the show Shane, your eb splash hen is a little cutie, should be a good little hen to breed with. :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:09 pm 
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Good luck. It really helps to actually see your birds up against some others. I think that it's more valuable than a win.
I'm taking some to Harden - expecting at least some other Araucanas. Hopefully also some Barnevelders and Croads


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:37 pm 
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Good luck at Harden to Sue, boy i haven't been to Harden for a long time, :think: i think i was 16 last time i was there. Family friends at Wallembeen.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:54 am 
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Thanks Sue. Good luck at Harden. I know what you mean, i'm really looking forward to seeing my birds side by side with some true show birds. With still being in the thick of development it's tough to find something exhibition worthy to be able to participate. I'm just taking a couple of birds from a side line i have. I crossed a blr cockerel over some silver laced in the 15/16 season and put a couple of pullets from that back to another blr cockerel last season. Focus was type and hackle pattern rather than red so ground colour is nothing like the birds in the pics in this thread but they are much bigger and broader. Longer and narrower in the tail than i'd like but not too bad. I'm taking a blue laced and a black laced. I don't expect the black laced to do well against line bred gold laced birds but still want to see how she looks in the lineup. The blue laced girl might go alright. Mostly looking forward to catching up with a few friends i've made through the birds and chatting chickens for the day.

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