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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby Tim » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:31 pm

Here are a couple of photos from the Stratford Show yesterday, courtesy of Rupert Stephenson. It is incredibly hard to photograph pairs of birds as you can imagine - so well done Rupert!

Now can anyone help me out with the colour?

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Pair of Belgian Bantam D'Uccles
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Belgian Bantam Male - D'Uccles
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby elmwood » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Hi Tim,

Arn't they just splendid examples, and lovely photos too. The hen looks to be a "porcelain2, she has the tri -coloured markings, feathers are white tipped and lots of straw colouring. So I would plump for "porcelain" rather than Lavender, but after seeing every colour under the sun, when I went to pick up my new girls on Friday, Please forgive me if I am wrong.

Lordluck might be on shortly to confirm.....
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby Tim » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:26 am

Rupert has emailed me to say they are Porcelain and belong to Miss N. Hine, rather than Mr Dowden (as it says on the file name of the photos).

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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby clairethebear » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:38 pm

They are very beautiful :)
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby ncotb » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:15 am

gorgeous :-)08
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby Lordcluck » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:06 am

These are nice birds in a 'hard to get right' colour!. the Lavender gene unfortunately brings with it a tendency towards poor feather quality. Fret marks, and frayed, narrow weak feather are often found in Lavender or Porcelaine birds, but these two don't seem to be too badly affected.
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby podstable » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:18 pm

ATTEN> Elmwood!!! ----(Yes , I do know its March now ,but---)-I blame you entirely for this---- my 'closed flock' developed a small chink in the door ! I have a quad of d'Anvers now! They are real cuties . came from a lovely lady --she even delivered them for me and wouldnt take any fuel money--- 130 mile round trip!! Restored a little faith in humans which has taken a definate plunge this week! Ros
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby Tim » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:43 pm

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Jed Dwight, the Belgium Bantam Club Newsletter editor and a number of photos.

I have added these to the Belgium Bantams section - although I have not yet written the breed infomation for this page, you will see lower down the page the links to the different Belgium Bantam photos, some of which are quite hard to find...

Ros - sounds like you've got the Belgian Bug!
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby elmwood » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:13 am

Who is this saint?........Anywhere near us? (Uttoxeter, Staffs).

My faith in human nature has delved into an abyss at the moment......
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Re: Belgian Bantams - February 2011

Postby podstable » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:30 pm

Alas St. Barbu is a lot further from you . Ros
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