View Full Version : Gardening is Great! But Pics of Why I'm Partial to Poultry too
November 6th, 2006, 08:32 PM
The Younguns in the new Glasshouse..Australorps and Silkies
One of Mr. BLR's Nankins (a Bantam breed)
A couple of White Crested Blue Polish Bantams
And a White Crested Black Polish Bantam with the Blue Cockerel
November 6th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Nice pics, BLR.
Do you raise them for show, fun, food, profit ... ???
Heirloom Seed Shop
November 6th, 2006, 09:00 PM
Beautiful poultry! I haven't had any in a while, but these pics makes me miss 'em.
November 6th, 2006, 09:02 PM
Great shots, I really enjoyed them. I'm not used to purebred chickens. My parents always had "sort-of" bantams, or "banties" as my mom would say. They were whatever bloodlines that happened to have been introduced to the flock in the past decade or so! That included Plymouth Rocks, Auracanas, Japanese Suskies, Rhode Island Reds, etc.! Every once in a while you'd get a recognizeable throwback, but for the most part they looked like poultry mutts.
November 6th, 2006, 09:08 PM
We started out to raise poultry for eggs and the freezer, while preserving rare breeds and/or heritage varieties..
Somewhere along the line, I got a little carried away :o . Then my Husband followed suit with his own breeds..
We also raise Bourbon Red Turkeys, but they are mostly for "Special Occasions" although a few of them have paid for their keep at Fairs..
November 6th, 2006, 09:35 PM
:) Love those Polish, never saw a blue one before, quite nice! Nice little Nankin too, but I thought you only had the rose comb? Nankins Rule ;)
November 6th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Naw Phyl, he has Single Comb and Rose Comb. Not many mind you, but we keep working on breeding better..First National Show for the Nankin Club in less than 2 weeks you know, at Indy...Hope they have a good show and learn from each other.. I'll get him to take notes at the meeting and pass them along to ya :)
November 6th, 2006, 10:10 PM
What Nankin Club? Is this something new or am I just out of the loop?
November 6th, 2006, 10:44 PM
nice pics blue the 3rd pic that bird looks like it has a tina turner doo :) :D :p
November 6th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Looking good Blue! I just love the pic of the Nankin, he's a real looker for sure! Good luck at the Show!
November 6th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Beutiful birds, blue! The mention of "banties" always makes me laugh. When we were kids we used to have a farm in a small place by the white river, we would go there on weekends, etc. Anyway, there was a two-level barn (so you could feed from above...) One time I heard my little brother scream like someone had just stabbed him or something. I ran toward the barn and entered just in time to see him come running in the back door and literally fly over the feeder up to the second level, with a vicious banti rooster right on his heels! Those little fellers sure do pack a whollup!
November 7th, 2006, 12:52 AM
Phyl, I'll dig out the Nankin club info and post it on Chronicles. Membership is only $10 a year I believe and includes regular newsletters..I'm not a member..I'll have to confirm that with the guy who is, lol
November 7th, 2006, 12:54 AM
Beautiful! You have quite a lovely collection there. I've been longing for ducks, myself, but can't have either ducks or chickens until I manage to get a little further out the city. My next store neighbors rescued some abandoned adolescent bantams. One was crowing from the very start. Then, one-by-one, all the others started to crow as well. They were ALL roosters (probably why they had been abandoned in the middle of Oakland). Needless to say, other neighbors were less than pleased by the racket. Put a damper on my hopes of getting a few ducks without the city interfering.
Anyway - I hope you post more pictures so I can get my vicarious bird fix from your lovely collection. :)
November 7th, 2006, 07:09 AM
Great pics Blue. My neighbor has one of the Blue Polish, a rooster. Are they a rare breed? He got him for 2 dollars at the auction last yr. I think he is cool looking.
The new building looks good. Chickens seem to like it. Couldn't post over on MSN earlier. Kept teling me "page not found". Will try again later.
November 7th, 2006, 08:56 AM
Holy Polish, is that all your neighbour paid? I bet the person who took him to auction cried when that's all they got. Blue is a really difficult colour to breed. But hatched a few this year as the pics show.
I'll download some other pics to photobucket today and get them on. But first I better go feed the critters and Mr.Blue
November 7th, 2006, 09:57 AM
I really don't know a thing about poultry but I must say they are sure good looking.
And I'm glad you can raise them if you enjoy it!
November 7th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Polish as chicks
Bearded Buff Lace Polish (Large Fowl)
How Did I get in this cage :mad: Let Me at Her!!
My Best Girl
November 8th, 2006, 01:04 AM
Have got to get that barn in by spring, that's all there is to it.
Do you like the Australorps? Those were the first chickens i had, so have a soft spot for them. And those cute little balls of cheeping fuzz.
Ok, need room for 50. One run of a specific breed and the other the "grab bag". Too much fun watching what they grow up to be.
Jeanine and her goats. BLRH and her chickens. Ok, who else is gonna torture me with pics of their cute critters?
Gotta get that barn!!!
November 8th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Enjoyed your pictures,I would like to have some chickens,don't know if I'll get around to it,so much to do and I hear they are a lot of work.So gald they are working out for you.
November 8th, 2006, 06:40 AM
Nice photos, Blue! This little girl is the reason I don't have any yet - she likes to carry live things around until they aren't so live anymore! :eek: I'm hoping to put some hens in this spring - gotta make a Dulcie-proof henhouse first! We're planning for just a few layers - no high production birds, just something cool to see in the yard... my son's vote has been for Polish Crested since we started planning - he says they look like they have the most awesome afro!
November 8th, 2006, 08:27 PM
LG, Here's my little mutt girl (Lab X). She is 14 months now and she has learned to be very careful of birds. I hope that you can teach your girl to do the same or build a yard for chickens that she can't access without your permission.
Now here's a pic of my latest acquisition. A Thanksgiving Turkey
Half Price cuz Our Thanksgiving was a month ago..And the ivy plant was included! I done good huh?!! :D
November 10th, 2006, 12:06 AM
Yea - done good indeed.
Ooof and cute dogs - both of you. When I was a child I had a smaller black mutt - but he had the same beautiful star of white on his chest - and his ears did the same horribly cute half-cocked thing - though I bet your dog has a sweeter disposition, Bluelacedredhead.
And Dulcinea! I love the name -- do you sing her song to her, Lavandulagirl?
November 10th, 2006, 05:42 AM
Sunmad - oh yeah - and there's a story to that! We figured that she was so sweet looking, that she needed a name that said she was delictable. But in 'Man of La Mancha', the woman Don Quixote thinks is Dulcinea is actually a *ahem* "loose woman". So, we decided the name was even more fitting, since she is very sweet, but we picked her up cheap in a parking lot! The only copy of Don Quixote I have is in Spanish, but I've played the soundtrack of the musical for the kids. Even the kids sing 'Dulcinea' to her now.... and when she tries to get on my daughter's bed, I can hear my daughter sing 'To Dream the Impossible Dream' as well! Ha ha ha!
November 10th, 2006, 05:44 AM
PS - Blue.... Dulcinea wears a pink collar too - I hope she grows up to look as pretty as your girl! (Right now she's in her awkward teenage stage!) :D
November 10th, 2006, 05:59 AM
Nice looking dog kinda looks like mine
November 11th, 2006, 06:29 AM
You guys are really making me miss my black lab. Even after 5 yrs, I still have a hard time looking at them w/o crying. :(
November 11th, 2006, 07:36 AM
Boston, Nice Dog!! Isn't his name Boston??
Lav, the pink collar is a Breast Cancer Org collar. The hardware chain I work for sold them and leashes and donated $1 from the sale of each to breast cancer research. So not only was I donating to a worthy cause, but dressing my girl up pretty.
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