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pookie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 5:39 pm    Post subject: Poultry Gallery 2012. Reply with quote    

I thought maybe we could have an annual gallery for us to post pics of our current poultry and set ups.

Here are the first few of mine, please feel free to add yours too.


Black/bronze turkey stag and bronze hens.



Bourbon Red turkey stag.



Cream Legbar breeding group.



Mixed coloured Geese

Last edited by pookie on Wed Feb 29, 12 10:17 pm; edited 3 times in total

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Super pictures Pookie.

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely! (You are so much more organised than me!)

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is that possible?

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So rude

pookie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks both

I have all my breeding groups, each penned by four Heras panels in a square, so although they are confined in order to keep the breeds pure, they have plenty of space.

The turkeys have double the size as they need more ground.

The geese are free-ranging.

and I have a clipboard.....no spreadsheets in sight....

I will try and upload some more later, the uploader seems to have gone on strike....

and thanks for making it sticky Sean

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice legbar cockerel from this angle - can you do a close-up?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why do I have images of you lot asking the chickens to love the camera for you?

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Like this you mean?

Salmon Faverolle and a (not quite mature) Barnebar hen - both very curious!



My legbar breeding stock:



Millefleur pekin cockerel:



I am hoping to get some more when I get a sunny day - the ones of the barnevelders are really out of date.

Frazzled_Barbie



Joined: 26 Sep 2011
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Location: Buckinghamshire
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely pics all - I am getting loads of ideas from your setups.

Pookie - what do you house your turkeys in please?

pookie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ok next lot.....
Cuckoo Marans


Partially related to Dark Brown Eggs Lines

The eggs from these girls will be a nice dark brown, and the cockerel parent bird was huge and weighed in at 6lbs dressed out.


Light Sussex




related to Bebo's.




Silver Sussex



(again courtesy of Bebo's genes)

pookie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Nice legbar cockerel from this angle - can you do a close-up?


Yes, he's very erect isn't he? and minimal brown on shoulders, I'm very pleased with him
I will try and take a better pic of him tomorrow.

and just because I wanted to add this emoticon......


pookie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Frazzled_Barbie wrote:
Lovely pics all - I am getting loads of ideas from your setups.

Pookie - what do you house your turkeys in please?


I've got two groups in childrens wooden playhouses, and a third group in a large cabin.

The geese sleep in the summerhouse

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a quintent, max, inside a pen made from six heras panels - it seems to work well and I didn't have to move them last summer, the grass kept up with them.

I'll be having two lines of legbars and two lines of barnevelders this season - the larger groups I am going to be free-ranging.

Having cut down the number of breeds, it means I can really focus on doing the ones I have kept properly.

pookie



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 12 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Didn't get chance to take any pics today, but I'll try and get some done tomorrrow of the CL cockerel.

If anyone is after a Bourbon Red stag, please shout up, I have one surplus to requirements.

Collect from Welshpool area

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