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Coloured bantam eggs?
#16
[quote name='Suzieq' date='28 February 2011 - 08:59 PM' timestamp='1298926767' post='224879']

A friend has 2 black aracunna girls, the eggs are a beautiful blue and they are lovely tame things and live very happily with her pekins.

I had white leghorns a few years ago, the eggs were lovely, stupidly big, loads of them but my birds weren't that small, they were a little lively but not crackers, I would definately hatch legorns again and they aren't broody!! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />

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I quite liked the look of the black aracauna's (OH doesn't like lavenders in any breed, he thinks they look dirty <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' /> - not that it's anything to do with him really!).



Were your leghorns banties?
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#17
[quote name='Lass' date='28 February 2011 - 08:45 PM' timestamp='1298925944' post='224871']

Lovely colours, and they look pretty big for a bantam. Are they much bigger than pekins?

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The egg size for the Welbar is a good size for the size of the bird.I think they look slimmer than a Pekin perhaps just a tiny bit taller.Egg size is bigger than a Pekins egg.
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#18
Our naked neck bantam lays lovely light cream eggs (almost white) most days. She has a good nature and strong will.
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#19
I could do you some ameraucana eggs? far prettier than araucana <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' /> have been meaning to get their info up on the breed list, so maybe this will make me actually do it!



I also have just hatched some maran x ameraucana, so hopefully will get khaki/olive eggs eventually!



Just bought a welsummer bantie who is quite delightful.



All live together, its actually the pekins you have to watch! not the others, vicious things when they want



I too like different coloured eggs, so have brown, white, cream, blue so far!


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#20
Ohhhh ameraucana!!

Are you sure you dont want eggs lass I'm going up Twigs way tomorrow! Sure you could persuade a hen to sit! Are these from the lad you got from my friend, he was from your eggs originally? They are beautiful birds and so friendly.



Lass my white leghorns were banty but really quite tall, I have since seen smaller, they were a whim!
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#21
Ancona bantams are lovely, very pretty, sane, fab layers - white eggs of a good size <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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#22
Yes forgot about anconas, seem to be a few more about recently.
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#23
Ah yes Susie, hope you are pleased <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Wink' />
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#24
[quote name='Twigs' date='28 February 2011 - 10:15 PM' timestamp='1298931353' post='224893']

I could do you some ameraucana eggs? far prettier than araucana have been meaning to get their info up on the breed list, so maybe this will make me actually do it!



I also have just hatched some maran x ameraucana, so hopefully will get khaki/olive eggs eventually!



Just bought a welsummer bantie who is quite delightful.



All live together, its actually the pekins you have to watch! not the others, vicious things when they want



I too like different coloured eggs, so have brown, white, cream, blue so far!

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Twigs I would definitely like some eggs from you - but after my hols and when I get a broody! I'm really tempted to see if anyone could hatch them for me now and then they'd be off heat by the time I get back from hols and am ready for them - but I'm just worried about introducing new ones onto my ground after the problems I had last year <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' /> .



Do you sell hens Twigs, or just hatching eggs? Can you post some pics of yours on here please <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' /> .



I'll have you all know, NONE of mine have been broody since last September <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='blink' /> . (Obviously this is due to the fact that none of them have bothered to lay more than the occasional egg in that time, but you cant have it all!).
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#25
[quote name='Choccy Chook' date='01 March 2011 - 04:10 AM' timestamp='1298952612' post='224906']

Ancona bantams are lovely, very pretty, sane, fab layers - white eggs of a good size <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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Ooooh, that's a new one on me. Just googled them and I like very much <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> . Another for the wish list ...
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#26
Yes there very nice lass and great layers. Rarely go broody either. I forgot all about anconas <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
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#27
bantam transylvanian naked necks lay wonder white eggs and are very good layers. They are quite funny garden chickens, but not everyones cup of tea.



I also have german Langshan which lay creamy white eggs and are a very good size for a bantam. food driven birds, very easy to keep.
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#28
TNN are also super broodies so perhaps not one for Lass's run! I have 2 friends with banty appenzellers, they are stunning, i could get you lovely white eggs from a silver spangeled group?
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#29
What you need Lass is some lovely little ko shamos. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
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#30
[quote name='gamefowlman' date='01 March 2011 - 04:36 PM' timestamp='1298997385' post='224980']

What you need Lass is some lovely little ko shamos. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />

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What I need is a bigger garden!!! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



Oh Suzie, I'm liking the look of the Appenzeller's too! Just reading about them and wondering if they'd be a bit hyperactive for my lot? What are your friends' ones like?
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