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I did a bad. 馃樁

I ordered chicks on February 25th. They got here yesterday.

I ordered
6 Ameraucanas
1 Bantam Cochin
and 1 OEGB.

They gave an extra Ameraucana. Unfortunately 5 of the now 7 Ameraucanas didn't make the trip.

So I ended up with the OEGB, the cochin, and two Ameraucanas.

They're pretty darn cute.

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My quailers are also doing great. I currently have nine.

Two Falb fee (pair)
Two Italians (pair)
and Five pharoah. (Two boys, three girls.)

Only pics I have are of the italians a few weeks ago though.


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OK, need pics of the Italians and Fabs. I've got Pharaohs and Tuxedos.

I can't decide if I want the bird in the first pic or the one in the third. I've always been partial to white birds but pastels also get my attention.
 

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the third has SUCH PRETTY coloring! The white mixed with those hints of gray is show-worthy.
We'll see. Right now the white one is looking pretty good, excited to see them grow out so I can get a look at her posture, and stance, and whatnot. I'm sure she won't be perfect, as she's a hatchery bird. But as far as hatcheries go Cackle is as good as they come. Hopefully she'll be a good starting place though.
 

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OK, need pics of the Italians and Fabs. I've got Pharaohs and Tuxedos.

I can't decide if I want the bird in the first pic or the one in the third. I've always been partial to white birds but pastels also get my attention.
Yeah, I love the white one. She just looks so clean and is such a nice contrast against all my other birds. The lavender one is sweet, but I am just NOT fond of her shredding. That's what happens when you get lavender birds from hatchery.
 

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Yeah, I love the white one. She just looks so clean and is such a nice contrast against all my other birds. The lavender one is sweet, but I am just NOT fond of her shredding. That's what happens when you get lavender birds from hatchery.
Actually feather issues exist for lavenders from private breeders too. Especially with Silkies.
 

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Actually feather issues exist for lavenders from private breeders too. Especially with Silkies.
Oh, I'm aware. It's probably the biggest struggle when dealing with lavender. But it gets especially bad in hatchery birds, since they aren't nearly as picky and intense on their breeders. Honestly I don't think I have ever seen a lavender bird without shredding.
 

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Pretty babies! Those quail grow up so fast! 馃槻

It'll be exciting to see what egg color you get from those Ameraucanas. I really need to get a good quality, true blue egger in my flock. (Yes, definitely need :ROFLMAO: ) At the moment, the closest I have are a couple of my Easter-eggers, but I wouldn't necessarily call any of them true blue, more of a slightly-greenish-blue. Hoping my 'meal maker' Legbar from Meyer's doesn't disappoint in the egg color department! 馃
 

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I'm fond of Legbars as well! I had one years ago, before Meyer's even got them in, named Poppy. I honestly don't remember how her egg color was, though. :unsure: My current girl, Harriet, has a much larger crest than I would prefer, but she's such a sweetheart, if a little sketchy at times if you approach her from the wrong angle. :ROFLMAO:
 

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I'm fond of Legbars as well! I had one years ago, before Meyer's even got them in, named Poppy. I honestly don't remember how her egg color was, though. :unsure: My current girl, Harriet, has a much larger crest than I would prefer, but she's such a sweetheart, if a little sketchy at times if you approach her from the wrong angle. :ROFLMAO:
If you have pics I'd love to see her! :love:
 

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Oof, well I do have pictures of Harriet, but they're from probably a month ago, so a bit outdated. She's only about 3 months old now, so still changing a lot! I just haven't gotten out there to get current pictures of anyone lately
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She went from this size crest, which is still a bit large for my tastes, to like half-Polish-sized crest over the past month. I really do need to get updated pictures of her, I guess :ROFLMAO:

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I don't know if you meant both of them or just Hare, but this was Poppy, my first Legbar. She had the rumpliest of single combs and was the biggest diva in the flock at the time. She came from a breeder, but this was only a few years after they'd been imported to the U.S., so she was out of Greenfire's original import of the utility-quality Legbars from Europe.

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