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Well some of you might know that I've been struggling keeping my fallows going in any sensible fashion. So this year I was at the deciding point should I continue with this variety or quit them completely. I've got too many varieties as it is but then when I took stock of what I still had in the aviary it was enough to rebuild with some added input. So at the last Brasea auction I purchased 3 birds 2 visual fallows and one split. And then at the Pine Rivers Auction I purchased 3 more visuals (all with the help of Daryl! Thanks so much!).

 

So here are pics of them all bar a sky fallow cock from the first lot.

 

Violet Fallow hen from the Brasea show from Jean Horrobin. She is actually not a big bird but (not that the photo shows it) she has a lovely face and is reasonably wide across the cere and has good body colour.

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This cobalt split fallow is also from Jean Horrobin at the Brasea Auction. Very small but reasonable feather and from a family that apparently breeds really solid hens. The green slip fallow hen is a free bird that Jean popped in with the Pisano birds that I got from the Pine Rivers Auction (how nice is she) that is related to the cobalt cock (maybe brother and sister or half brother and sister). She is a lovely solid '08 hen that Jean was not using this year.

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2 visual fallows from the Pine Rivers Auction from Antonio Pisano. The cock on the left has a really nice face for a fallow better than the cock of the right but both have good body colour. Neither are large birds but then I didn't pay heaps for them either.

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This opaline fallow hen, also a Pisano bird, is poorly coloured without much feather but hey she's a fallow so I'm not complaining AND she is a '10 bird. So will be useful for me in the future.

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Only the sky fallow also from the Brasea Auction I have not photographed. He is the poorest of all the birds but bred from Horrobin x Golightly lines and again, he's a fallow so who is complaining. Will get a pick of him later.

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he has nice birds Antonio Pisano i have got his line off fallow as well i have been to his setup top birds

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he has nice birds Antonio Pisano i have got his line off fallow as well i have been to his setup top birds

 

Thanks Shannon, that's nice to know as I really don't know anything about his birds!

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Nice fallows and splits Nubbly, I actuall like the jean chucked in :) she looks like a brood hen, I would love her. Good luck with breeding your fallows :)

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Good luck Nubbly - a labour of love!

 

Jean has got some lovely fallows - unlucky not to win the Nats in Burnie. I really like her light green split hen! It is a good pond to be fishing in. What is the cock pictured in the first photo? He looks a useful rooster!

 

That old bugger over there John Payne has had a few decent ones in the past. You could sneak in and nick a few before he could even get to the door!!! (just joking - he is a mate!).

 

Cheers

 

PT

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Good luck Nubbly - a labour of love!

 

Jean has got some lovely fallows - unlucky not to win the Nats in Burnie. I really like her light green split hen! It is a good pond to be fishing in. What is the cock pictured in the first photo? He looks a useful rooster!

 

That old bugger over there John Payne has had a few decent ones in the past. You could sneak in and nick a few before he could even get to the door!!! (just joking - he is a mate!).

 

Cheers

 

PT

 

Thanks CB, they certainly are a hard variety to maintain for some reason.....

 

I thought getting some of Jean's birds would be a good option and was lucky enough to have Daryl bid at the Brasea auction for me. Also super nice of Jean to gift the green split hen I thought.

 

The cock in the first photo is a boy I bred that came 6th at Tassie. His split brother and sister are down together too so hoping I can continue something of that line.

 

Yeah, John has had some nice fallows but I'm not sure how his birds are going at the moment - don't think his health has been the best lately!

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Wonderful birds nubbly! I love them, the first cock is beautiful!!

I will be following this closely. I love your birds, beautiful.

if you ever want to cull some splits or visuals, let me know :lol:

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