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mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 23 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We're well out of it!
I seem to have infected our lad with the love of rare breeds! Although concentrating on French breeds, We aren't averse to others. As I said, we are looking at Icelandic chickens that are reputed to be pretty much as good layers as hybrids, very hardy and wirh ultra-protective cocks. We are also after Shetlands, Bressé Grisé, and are getting Ardennaise soon. I'm still after Noires de Caussades too.
I want to add a photo of our gorgeous LaFlêche boy Russell Crow but I can't find how to do it! He's 10 months old, weighs about 4kgs and is still growing. He is our prime cock for the breed for this year.
I bought one in Paris over Easter - a hen bird barely big enough for four of us and it cost me €30!! It still had its head and legs on, so I cluld see, even without the label, exactly what it was. Boy was it good!! We washed it down with a bottle of Croze-Hermitage and one of Poilly Fumee. Oh man![/url]

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 44470
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 23 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

choose photo

use something such as webresizer or photoshop to make it just under 2 meg
save it with an easy to find name(guilty as charged)

then in a post

click attach file
find reduced size image and open it, upload it

it should be there in a few seconds, it will look like loads of code stuff

try preview, if the snap is there finish the post and click submit

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 44470
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 23 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

grannie was a big fan of rhode island reds as rooster and something white with a few speckles, maybe suffolk, as hens for a batch of multi use hybrids
that flock then lived with either a new white or red rooster as time passed

good layers, delicious birds, not too much trouble to wrangle

my barnvelders were delightful and found assorted ways to die very quickly

the dirty four dozen were ex "free range" GBH layers, once they stopped being scared of outdoors they trained up a treat as a with the moos flock, they devastated the wildlife, i got some ace eggs, and they lasted the grazing season
the effort of wrangling them, moving them and the toll on the wildlife was too high, although they did improve the soil and reduce some pests a bit, so we did not repeat the experiment

they were beyond free range, some went full Kurtz

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 23 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:
choose photo

use something such as webresizer or photoshop to make it just under 2 meg
save it with an easy to find name(guilty as charged)

then in a post

click attach file
find reduced size image and open it, upload it

it should be there in a few seconds, it will look like loads of code stuff

try preview, if the snap is there finish the post and click submit

Thanks, I'll give it a go!

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 23 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dpack wrote:


they were beyond free range, some went full Kurtz

Love it! Got the first Barbezieux eggs today. 2 broken but the rest seem fine. They look good eggs, - right colour, shape and well over the minimum recommended hatching size for the breed. They were extremely well packed so not the sellers fault. Why is it that delivery drivers are so bloody contemptulus of fragile stickers and tape?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 15104

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 23 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Glad you got your eggs, even if the delivery was poor. Sadly I don't think the delivery drivers have the time to do the job properly so tend to hurl things in the general direction. Anyway, good luck with the hatching.

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 23 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Mal55 wrote:
dpack wrote:
choose photo

use something such as webresizer or photoshop to make it just under 2 meg
save it with an easy to find name(guilty as charged)

then in a post

click attach file
find reduced size image and open it, upload it

it should be there in a few seconds, it will look like loads of code stuff

try preview, if the snap is there finish the post and click submit

Thanks, I'll give it a go!
This is our main LaFleche cock for this year. He was too busy for photoshoots and wouldn't stand up!

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 23 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've seen the job from both sides, - sending stuff and delivering. Any delivery driver worth his salt can destroy ANYTHING!!

dpack



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Posts: 44470
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 23 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



nice chook

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 23 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

He's not! He's a complete thug! They are supposed to be one of the best table birds going. At about 10 months and around 4kg he's still growing! He takes good care of his ladies though! He's really imposing when he stands properly.
The Crevecouer boys are smaaller but still a good size. They do grow more slowly though.

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 23 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

He's not! He's a complete thug! They are supposed to be one of the best table birds going. At about 10 months and around 4kg he's still growing! He takes good care of his ladies though! He's really imposing when he stands properly.
The Crevecouer boys are smaaller but still a good size. They do grow more slowly though.

Nicky cigreen



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 9615
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 23 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

you are braver than me - I don't like a mean cockerel. I know they are better for the flock etc, protective and some even say more fertile, but I used to choose my cockerel on the basis of being able to enter the hen run without being attacked! He is a good looking chap you have there.

It's interesting how one likes a particular breed. My favourite was French blue ( splash and black) marans. Beautiful dark eggs, which was what I was after,

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 44470
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 23 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



i have been ambushed by a mule, blinded by a beetle, dragged around a pig pen by a sheep, had assorted control and restraint and/or escape from moments with dangeroos animals(fierce beasts of the canine type are interesting)
the killerkerry was a little different to most moos

rapist rooster was in a different class to anything before or since

i have his mummified paws in the shed, he could have had mine

a protective rooster is an asset, one that rapes neighbours, murders "rivals" and attacks people has to go
be careful how that is planned, next time i use a gun

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 23 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

He's never gone for me, but the kids tend to stay away from that part of the farm! He is very much top of the crowing order.
When I was a kid, a chap down the road had some huge birds that had been chemically castrated. I'l tell you about it sometime.

mal55



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
Posts: 168
Location: Erewash or in the dog house
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 23 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

He's never gone for me, but the kids tend to stay away from that part of the farm! He is very much top of the crowing order.
When I was a kid, a chap down the road had some huge birds that had been chemically castrated. I'l tell you about it sometime.

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