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by ccm
16 Jun 2014, 07:58
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Sex limked
Replies: 5
Views: 4184

Re: Sex limked

This is a sex linked cross and you have the correct colour parents the right way around but you've been told wrongly about the colour of the chicks. Males will be silver/white and females gold.
by ccm
13 Oct 2011, 22:29
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: really basic breeding question
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: really basic breeding question

Sorry about this, I tried searching but couldn't find the answer. Am I right? As far as I can find out, males have 2 sex linked genes and females one. Cuckoo being dominant over lavender. So, if I had 2 female lavenders and 1 lavender cuckoo in with a male lavender cuckoo = all the offspring would ...
by ccm
21 Sep 2011, 16:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: anyone keep?
Replies: 20
Views: 775

Re: anyone keep?

Not the best of pics, these are of last years growers, showing blue, splash and white Australorp bantams.
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by ccm
19 Sep 2011, 16:39
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: anyone keep?
Replies: 20
Views: 775

Re: anyone keep?

I keep Blue Aussie bantams :grin:
by ccm
13 Sep 2011, 18:46
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: breed advice
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: breed advice

Australorp bantams can be sexed at about four weeks, the boys combs are usually obvious at this age, they also grow well, are good food converters, making a good solid carcass. The females are good layers of a reasonable sized egg and all are good looking birds with calm temperaments. Easy breeders ...
by ccm
11 Aug 2011, 10:06
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Cuckoo barring question
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Cuckoo barring question

Providing the parent birds were both cuckoo the plain buff one will be female and the clearly marked cuckoo male.
by ccm
22 Jul 2011, 14:48
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Stupid Q...maybe heat mats???
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Stupid Q...maybe heat mats???

I use heat mats for older chicks that barely need heat and for growers and even some of my tiny adults over coldest winter. I've heard some people use heat mat to make a cheap electric hen. Need to be very careful if it comes in contact with water. Could be disastrous! Not if you want Frizzles :nau...
by ccm
22 Jul 2011, 12:25
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: apple cyder vinigar
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: apple cyder vinigar

I was for a few years very sceptical about the claims make about ACV but... A couple of years ago I had a terrible time with cocci in my chicks/growers and had to resort to the use of Baycox to control it. On advice of another poultry keeper I started using acv at the rate of 1ml per litre in the wa...
by ccm
22 Jul 2011, 12:18
Forum: Feeding and Housing
Topic: Stupid Q...maybe heat mats???
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Stupid Q...maybe heat mats???

I use heat mats from two weeks onwards with no problems whatsoever and I hatch loads, just cover with a layer of shavings and bobs yur aunty.

I have tried an electric hen but all they did was sit on top of it anyway and heat mats are far cheaper to buy.
by ccm
03 Jul 2011, 09:58
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: breedingin samefamily
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: breedingin samefamily

All the top exhibition breeders line breed, I would think without exception, some occasionally bring in an outcross but it would always be from some distantly related stock.
It works very well and has been carried out for donkeys years.
by ccm
30 Jun 2011, 08:16
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: hen weight loss and death
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: hen weight loss and death

I would suspect egg yolk peritonitis if it were just one, well I still do but its a big coincidence and bad luck to get four at once or as someone else has said they're just old and worn out.

You can confirm it by opening up a dead one, you will find a real mess in the body cavity
by ccm
06 Jun 2011, 17:00
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: cuckoo colouring
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: cuckoo colouring

The lavender male to the cuckoo female will give you cuckoo boys and plain black girls, lavender to lavender will produce lavender and lavender to black will produce black.
This is providing they are all pure for their respective colours.
by ccm
16 May 2010, 18:01
Forum: Poultry Clinic
Topic: Scaley leg mites
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Scaley leg mites

Spot on treatments probably wont work for SLM as they are a non biting parasite and the spot ons work by killing parasites when they bite their host.
I get very good results with Frontline spray, applied directly to their legs.