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by Wilt
20 Sep 2013, 09:52
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Loopy Louis
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

Re: Loopy Louis

Thanks Peeps. All our Ding Dongs are welfare/rescue, they all aim to please. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l165/timlockett/Dogs/SAM_2765_edited_zps3bcdfef8.jpg Some like Cuba take naturally to being carriage dogs. http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l165/timlockett/Dogs/SAM_2650_edited_zpsb71b2c13...
by Wilt
19 Sep 2013, 10:57
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Wyandottes
Replies: 151
Views: 37030

Re: Wyandottes

Yes laced they be, like these. Are yours new? As the splash laced appears to be a cockerel. Was that planned? http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l165/timlockett/Other%20breeds/Wyandotte/SAM_1153_edited.jpg http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l165/timlockett/Other%20breeds/Wyandotte/SAM_1152_edited.jpg
by Wilt
19 Sep 2013, 10:04
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Wyandottes
Replies: 151
Views: 37030

Re: Wyandottes

There is an even smaller difference between pancilled and partridge too. Partridge have neck stippling and pencilled have pencilling like yours. :)
by Wilt
19 Sep 2013, 09:15
Forum: Pets and other animals
Topic: Loopy Louis
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

Loopy Louis

Louis was deemed too viscous to be taken on to pass on by Dalmatian welfare, and without a very firm hand he probably was down to be PTS. To show it was the way he had been nurtured rather than his nature, just look how he coming along.

http://carriagedog.org/BCDS/Stories
by Wilt
19 Sep 2013, 08:55
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Wyandottes
Replies: 151
Views: 37030

Re: Wyandottes

Very very nice Dr Fish, but silver pencilled she be or was. :(
by Wilt
19 Sep 2013, 07:45
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Wyandottes
Replies: 151
Views: 37030

Re: Wyandottes

Some lines have next to no combs all their life. Particularly the European slug (smooth) comb version of the rose comb. Maturity is shown by the reddening up in these cases. This will be the case of coming into lay throughout her life too! :)
by Wilt
19 Jun 2013, 09:18
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116890

Re: Cream Legbars

Whilst in lay and during the season the legs do go paler, there are things like african marigold and micronised peas that will help with leg and yolk colour. Feathers getting paler might mean you have silver in them that expresses itself more with age, a catch and close up picture would be good.
by Wilt
31 May 2013, 14:50
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Bigger Incubator
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: Bigger Incubator

That's the problem with most small incubators. They are not well insulated and don't have a powerful enough heater to cope with drops in ambient temperature. I solved this with my R-com by running it inside a polystyrene box simply placed over the top of it. Hatch rate has been 85%+ since I started...
by Wilt
31 May 2013, 09:10
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Bigger Incubator
Replies: 9
Views: 1836

Re: Bigger Incubator

Depending on your situation, certain well spoken about incubators do not have a powerfull enough heater to cope with certain regimes. I had many years using brinsea bators, but am a total convert to MS broedmachine now. This will do for your separate breeds too. My set up is over the stables, so has...
by Wilt
29 May 2013, 08:06
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116890

Re: Cream Legbars

The selection is a gradual process, the first part is to clear out any obvious faults and weakness, bent toe/s, poor leg shape and colour.As they grow there can be obvious bad doers emerging, for all sorts of reasons. The one remaining from last season does exclude two nice birds that went as part o...
by Wilt
28 May 2013, 12:00
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116890

Re: Cream Legbars

Nothing to disagree with there Nick, good post! From my point of view the hen closest to the camera of soufle's choice picture is just about the right shade of pink/red (pheomelanin) with as little dark blemishes as possible. Last season I hatched 22 cockerel's and only one has made it through till ...
by Wilt
22 May 2013, 08:40
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116890

Re: Cream Legbars

I think not quite enough, I have gone down the road of have less and less chestnut in the cockerel's, but I think this causes the lightening of the salmon chest on the hens. I believe it is autosomal red (Ar), which has to be in both for breeding otherwise it will cause a general reduction in the Ar...
by Wilt
21 May 2013, 18:36
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116890

Re: Cream Legbars

I think the cock is a good coloured cock, perhaps more chestnut on the wing coverts. The closest chick looks every part a pullet except for the light colour in the wing ends, very strange. Dark brown chipmunk eye liner, I'm right flumuxed. :thumbright:
by Wilt
21 May 2013, 15:52
Forum: Breeds
Topic: Cream Legbars
Replies: 343
Views: 116890

Re: Cream Legbars

There is one that comes to the front with white/silver that probably is a male, but this is possibly what comes of using cockerels that are too dark, the light down of the cockerel's and the dark down of the females end up blending into the same.
by Wilt
04 May 2013, 08:32
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Legbar egg colour?
Replies: 19
Views: 4049

Re: Legbar egg colour?

I can't speak for all legbars, but the cotswold legbar (which was neither by the way) is the main cause of very colourful cocks and gold in the girls