Introducing batch 3

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by Biring, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Biring

    Biring Well-Known Member

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    I’ll see what I can find out. My Indonesian is still only about 70%, partly because people prefer to use their own languages/dialects here. I’m tuning in to my wife’s language, plus about half a dozen others. And I can still remember bits and bobs from the languages they use the other side of the mountains here although it’s been a while since I’ve been there. I used to be almost fluent in several very obscure languages there (which, quite fortunately, are distantly related to my wife’s language so the more I tune in to the local language here the more I remember from years ago).
     
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  3. danathome

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    I think they haven't developed far enough to sex them with any accuracy. Post them again in a couple weeks.

    I love the faces on the dark ones. Unique and beautiful.
     
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    It’s starting to look like there are a lot of males in this batch, which is a shame. It’s quite hard to tell as they are all developing at different rates. But I’m almost certain that the prettiest (in my view) dark coloured chick is a female.
     
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    There could be two females in this photo. I hope so.

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    Maybe three in this one!

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  7. robin416

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    I think it was Sylie who said males are slow to feather. I see a couple there missing feathers.

    I had never heard of the feather thing, I would love to keep track of those two.
     
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    I’ll keep you posted. i’m so hoping it’s 5 females, 2 males but I’m worried it could be 6 males 1 female. Time will tell.
     
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    Yeah, it's tough because their coloring will change so much.
     
  10. danathome

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    I'd guess that just these two are pullets.
     
  11. Biring

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    I’m really hoping this one is female too.

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    Amazing color! I hope you get your wish. And that she/he keeps that color with subsequent molts.
     
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    What she said!! Love love those colors- really nice.
     
  14. Biring

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    It seems I deleted the photo, but a few years ago I bought a hen with this colour/pattern for a friend here and she went on to have many chicks. While looking for the photo I did, however, find another photo I was looking for a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned I’d seen someone divining the future by reading chicken entrails. Siberut Island, 1992, bloke performing some kind of ceremony with a chicken:

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  15. danathome

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    Beautiful bird! There's always some that are hard to sex when young. My porcelain d'Uccle has a comb that looks to big for a pullet but smaller than the brother. I guess, for both of us, we'll just have to wait and see. Good luck!
     
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  16. Poultry Judge

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    Thanks for the cool pic!
     
  17. Biring

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    It’s looking like 2 male, 5 female. I’ll probably keep two hens, maybe one. The plan is to let the hens lay their first clutches then take them to the butcher before they start brooding. By that time the local custom prohibiting me from butchering them myself will no longer apply, but I’m not sure I want to do it myself anymore. I suppose it all depends on whether my wife will let me spend 50c to get someone else to do it. Somehow I doubt she would go for that in the long run.
     
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  18. robin416

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    Why are your male to female ratios so much better than so many others? That's a rhetorical question.

    How are you determining who to keep?
     
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  19. Poultry Judge

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    Yeah, I hear you! Around here, if it gets named, it never gets eaten.
     
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    What birds would be most profitable to sell, the all black birds for religious purposes?