I am finally figuring out how to get pics from my new camera to here. Woohoo
This is Cupcake, my male. I got him as a chick last year.
This is Sprinkles, hen
This is Poppyseed Muffin, hen
I know they aren't the best poses, but I had just gotten Sprinkles and Poppyseed Muffin home and they weren't happy. They are extremely sweet and gentle and the pics don't do them justice. Any obvious DQ's?
It took almost a year to find a couple girlfriends for cupcake, I was thrilled when I saw how pretty they were. They are 5-6 months old and not done getting their spots yet. The pics don't show it well, but they have very full and gorgeous muffs and feet feathers. Cupcake does have a muff but it isn't as full as the girls' are.
What's fun is when you breed them and see what turns up. I've been raising them for almost a decade. After about year three, darker and lighter ones started showing up. Last two years, breeding just mille fleurs, I've gotten what appear to be porcelains (ivory white) and some ivory with the faintest of spots... amazing little birds! Good luck, and hope your guys make more!
Thanks for posting pictures of your beautiful birds! I've always loved the Mille Fleur coloring, but didn't want bantams. I finally ordered some Mille Fleur Leghorns from Sand Hill Preservation Center and am waiting (a bit anxiously!) for them to get here! (Not sure of the shipping date.)
They do!!!! They were in the bantam mixes. I was lucky enough to remember what they looked like from my drooling over chick pics for the last year. I had no clue about the rest of the bantams I had picked out.
I have two hens. I HAD a rooster and 3 hens but a hawk got one of the hens and the rooster. One of the hens brooded eggs this year and hatched 7 babies. They are a cross to a Japanese black tail rooster. Should be interesting to see what they look like LOL.
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could
be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to living sustainably and self sufficiently. Come join the discussion about livestock, farming, gardening, DIY projects, hobbies, recipes, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!