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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:35 am 
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Thanks Cathy. I printed off the breeds list (with attatched credit to BYP), laminated it and attatched it to my display pen. People spent ages looking at it - many were amazed at the no/variety of chooks available and others found it an interesting resource to reminisce and discuss their own poultry experiences.
Also printed slips with BYP address which lots of poultry owners and potentials took.
I had a great morning - didn't make enough to retire on but lots of chook talk, people with probable broodies took details for fertile eggs and the market organisers were wrapt at the novelty - I had the prime spot at the main door.
Will try to put up some pics tonight.


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Great to hear.

I have had the thought that I should probably turn that breeds chart into a downloadable poster for printing as clubs are often chasing posters for around sheds. Not sure it's that good, but it might be better than nothing. The trouble is that doing that invites a fair bit of criticism for imperfect photos, not that I care for myself, but this site does cop a bit of flack. Maybe I'll improve the photos one day and do it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:07 am 
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Good idea. I was going to ask if it was OK to hang my laminated copies (6 dbl sided pages) in our club shed. A poster would be great but would need to be very big.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:35 pm 
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Some snaps taken during a lull at the markets - judging time for the cupcake comp. The rest of the time I was 'talking chook' and selling chook poop.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:06 pm 
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Really gorgeous healthy looking chooks there Sue - are they yours?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:31 am 
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Thanks Took Took -yes, they're all mine.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:45 am 
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sue55 wrote:
Thanks Took Took -yes, they're all mine.


Just need a Wyandotte or 20 to make it complete,


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:17 pm 
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Hmm I think I see a Lavender Araucana, a French Wheaten Marans...possibly a 'Lorp? A Light Sussex....a Coronation Sussex? A couple of Silkies - a buff and a grey? (I am not real good on Silkie colours)

Is that right?

What else do you have ?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:20 pm 
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Chicken07 wrote:
On the hybrids, I've been told that many of the browns around these days are not Isas any more, but Lohman Browns more often. Megg Miller is very quick to nicely pick me up if the term Isa slips out at times. It seems there are very few Isas if any now being sold into backyards as layers.


ahem - she didn't happen to mention how you tell the diff?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:28 pm 
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Correct Took Took. in that trailer - 2 Silkies (your guess is as good as mine re colour) 2 Araucanas (lav & black) 1 Australorp (black) 2 Barnevelders (dbl laced & blue) 1 Croad Langshan (black)
1 Marans (French Wheaten) 1 plymouth Rock (dark barred) 2 Sussex (light & coronation)

Right Rotten, really need another broody breed! (anyway, I already have 6 chooks)
Tho I've just hatched some Anconas (needed white eggs, so that's OK)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:33 pm 
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Nice flock combination Sue55 :thumbs: I love a varied flock too :)


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Oh good on you Sue! And you've found such a positive way to get the message across, too.

I'm afraid I tend to go off on a rant at people who want "browns," which usually results in a "don't make eye contact, back away slowly" response.

Gracious, but your worms must be hard core drinkers to get that much wee out of them!

Edited to add: I also note you are using the Gift With Purchase as part of your education process! Really classy set-up Sue.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:54 am 
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Thanks Smallflock - The 'gift with purchase' (for those who don't know, lawnmower catcher nesting box) did attract a lot of comment .


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Those lawn mower catchers sure are handy things for a variety of uses!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:31 pm 
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Haha Sue! That's a really cool set-up in the back of the trailer!

Good on you for spreading the word :) Lovely looking chookens you have there.


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