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L_J Yes both the yellow and white are Df spangle

 

This is the oldest of the pairing of Sf grey normal hen & Sf grey pied cock. more pics to come. didn't expect this one

 

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30 days old

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Very nice looking birds. In our Canadian weather we couldn't even think of leaving birds outside though. Although there are many regions a bit warmer in Canada then where I live. Here they would surely be Popsicles next month.

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Beautiful batch of chicks Paulie, well done. Are you keeping them all or like all of us have to decide which ones to let go?

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The only ones ill be keeping from this lot are The Violet, Cobalt spangle. Sky Op, and 1 olive Yellow wing spangle.

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Will also keep this Clear wing pied.

 

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The grey is a recently acquired Show type chick

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Round 2 is well and truly under way.

  • Box 1 light green cin wing spangle cock X dk1 green normal hen
  • 2 Grey1 normal cock X Grey Rec pied cin wing sp hen
  • 3 Olive dk2 normal cock X Looks like Df spangle with cin wing spots. Am realy not to sure how to describe her visual.
  • 4 has 5 eggs(WOULD HAVE BEEN 6 BUT 2ND LAID WAS DAMAGED doh)Olive body spangle/opaline cock X DF Spangle Y hen
  • 5 has 8 eggs Olive body yellow wing opaline /Spangle cock X cobalt normal hen

​So its off an running again. Round 1 was a massive learning curve, hopefully round 2 will run a bit more smoothly.

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1 of the babies from Olive body yellow wing opaline /Spangle cock X cobalt normal hen

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Time has passed to quickly. The second round is under way

Box 1 dark green normal hen X Light green spangle cock. Still playing

box 2 pied lt grey clear-wing Hen X Grey1 Opaline cock. 1st egg Laid today

Box 3 Cin-lutino? hen X Green Dk1 normal cock. Hen is a first timer. First egg was incomplete and discarded, second egg looks okay laid today

Box 4 Df spangle Hen X Olive Dk2 yellow face spangle Cock. 7 eggs should start hatching in the next few days all full.

Box 5 Dk1 blue normal/Violet hen X Olive Dk2 yellowface opaline/spangle cock, laid 8 eggs, 2 were damaged when cock was startled and knocked them out of the nest, of the remaining 6, 3 pinkies have hatched and remainder are full.

Apart from a mistake in my behalf things seem to be ticking over nicely.

Come Xmas I should have a great variety of chicks.

 

 

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nice some of mine are on there second rounds.

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Box 1 dark green normal hen X Light green spangle cock. Still playing

box 2 pied lt grey clear-wing Hen X Grey1 Opaline cock. 2 eggs

Box 3 Cin-lutino? hen X Green Dk1 normal cock. Hen is a first timer. First egg was incomplete and discarded, 3rd egg laid.

Box 4 Df spangle Hen X Olive Dk2 yellow face spangle Cock. 7 eggs should start hatching in the next few days all full. STILL SITTING

Box 5 Dk1 blue normal/Violet hen X Olive Dk2 yellowface opaline/spangle cock, laid 8 eggs, 2 were damaged when cock was startled and knocked them out of the nest, of the remaining 6, 4 pinkies have hatched and remainder are full.

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Well there you have it the end of the breeding season for me.

 

final result after a slow start is.

58 live/fledged pet type chicks,

4 dead in shell,

2 death after hatch &

11 infertile eggs (reduced the rate of infertility dramatically By plucking the vent areas on both birds clean of feathers, this is to prevent misfires by the cock)

An average of 6.25 eggs laid per clutch from 6 pairs at 2 rounds each.

A survival rate of 80.55% of all eggs laid. "Season to date but high temps here may take a bit of a toll".

 

A result that i am pleased with. Still a fail rate of 19.45% that I shall be attempting to address next season.

 

I achieved abt a 70% accuracy rate in regard to progeny visual outcomes

60% accuracy sexing chicks at 2 days,

90% accuracy at 15 days.

 

 

Still have on 2 pair on eggs, 1st pair have 5 and 2nd pair have 9 +3rd pair have 5 chicks that should fledge over the next week and a half. Not really what I wanted at this time of year, Its getting pretty hot here now 37 DegC today and all the birds are suffering.

 

have also started with my show birds and hope to have some handy beginner birds for next years shows, have 2 pair down for abt 6 weeks. 1st pair friendly+mating but no eggs to date, 2nd pair have 5 eggs, 3 confirmed full, and look like at least 1 more to come. I have them in a controlled condition breeding house. Yes they have aircon.

 

So that's the sum of this season for me, happy breeding and enjoyment of your birds.

paulie

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Good luck with your show birds Paulie, I won't be going into them I'm afraid, I just stick to pet types for my own enjoyment.

Your breeding season sounds really good on average. I afraid I'm not that efficient with my notes l.o.l., I also have finished breeding for this year may start again around March or so.

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