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by Lordcluck
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Training cockerels
Replies: 8
Views: 3225

Re: Training cockerels

Aggression from Cockerels is perfectly normal and natural behaviour, if a little 'inconvenient'. The Tamer the bird, the more aggressive he is likely to be. Birds with a healthy respect/natural fear of their owner are not likely to become ' Man-fighters'. the whole framework of Chicken society is ba...
by Lordcluck
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Are growers with wattles always cockerels?
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: Are growers with wattles always cockerels?

Some Cockerels can hang back in their development of secondary sexual Features due to the presence of more dominant males. A kind of Pheromonal inhibitor produced by more Vigorous and confident Males semi ' castrates' them. Once seperated from the company of other males most of these birds will quit...
by Lordcluck
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Colour change
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Colour change

Millefeur Pekins, unlike other Millefleur coloured breeds, often show a Great deal of White in their very first plumage , and only achieve their true colours in their first adult feather. After their first year, they do tend to moult into ever increasingly whiter feather, as foxy suggests.
by Lordcluck
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: 'Other' Poultry Forum
Topic: Utility Pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 5893

Re: Utility Pigeons

This may have something to do with the disease trichomoniasis Which has swept through the Wild Bird Population decimating whole populations in recent years. Collared Doves and Pigeons in general are Very prone to it.
by Lordcluck
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: 'Other' Poultry Forum
Topic: Utility Pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 5893

Re: Utility Pigeons

Indeed they are Marigold! I assume Wood Pigeons were never Domesticated due to their wandering ways! Rock Doves, unlike wood Pigeons, are very attached to a Home area, with a pronounced ' Homing' instinct, and they live in Colonies, whereas Wood Pigeons are more nomadic, they go wherever there is fo...
by Lordcluck
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: 'Other' Poultry Forum
Topic: Utility Pigeons
Replies: 6
Views: 5893

Re: Utility Pigeons

There are some strains of Runt, Carneaux and Mondain Pigeons available in the UK for Squab production, but they are not widely kept. Domestic Pigeon is a more popular dish on the continent. Check some of the Smallholder/Self Sufficiency Magazine's classifieds, I have seen table Pigeons offered there...
by Lordcluck
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: help who's the daddy
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: help who's the daddy

If the father was a Silky/Cochin I would expect the chick to show some feathering on it's shanks, looking at it's posture and general type, I would say the Shamo got there first! Hens can produce individuals within the same brood fathered by different males.
by Lordcluck
Tue May 28, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: poultry auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: poultry auctions

Can't think of any Auctions Bucks based as such? the nearest regular Auctions I would Imagine at least, would be the Lambert and Foster sales at Detling or the Fabian Eagle sales at Swaffham?, although Neither of these are in your home county though I know!! Auctions are hit and miss affairs, Great ...
by Lordcluck
Fri May 24, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Gold/silver spangled appenzellers
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Gold/silver spangled appenzellers

It's as Foxy says ( I think! ) a pure Gold male on pure silver females will give you gold pullets and silver-ish( Brassy ) cockerels. The reverse mating should breed you silver pullets and silver-ish cockerels.
by Lordcluck
Mon May 20, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Birds and Bees
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Birds and Bees

Your Trio should be fertile and ready to breed! You can breed Brother to sisters, and as long as they come from a Fit and healthy lineage you shouldn't experience any problems. However, keep an eye on the overall Vitality of the chicks you may get from this group, and should they seem generally weak...

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