Lakenvelders

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Re: Lakenvelders

Post by Magpie » 27 Mar 2009, 23:03

Hard to tell from that small photo of a cock, the enlarge option doesn't seem to work unfortunately. Would be nice to see a bigger photo of his breeding flock, the hens seem to be harder to get right than the cocks.

The main points that are often at fault are; white feathers where they should be black, black feathers where they should be white, legs wrong colour (should be grey), tail not full enough or the underfluff the wrong colour (should be grey). From the little photo the comb doesn't look brilliant but then very few are, it should have 5(-7) points and a flyaway type back end. Combs often only seem to have 3-4 points.

There are very few good bantams in this country and fewer LF unfortunately. They need careful and constant selection to keep the pattern and colour right without loosing the egg laying capacity.

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Re: Lakenvelders

Post by SkyChild » 01 Apr 2009, 06:50

Wow - so much I didn't know. That's really interesting. Thanks. :grin:

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Re: Lakenvelders

Post by tweedy » 08 Jun 2009, 22:59

Thats very true magpie its the same in all breeds i guess theres breeding and theres increasing numbers, even my black OEG's need to be selected for breeding and there all one colour....but those lakenvelders are cracking birds think i would plumb for the banties though.

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Re: Lakenvelders

Post by chickens rock your sox » 09 Jun 2009, 12:07

I have the large fowl. I bought them as eggs, out of twelve eggs 11 chicks came out. they are about 7/8 weeks old now and there looks to be only 2 cocks!!

The parent stock were fabulous, both won many shows, so i'm hoping the chicks will be as good!!

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Re: Lakenvelders

Post by tweedy » 09 Jun 2009, 13:41

That was lucky only 2 cocks.

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Re: Lakenvelders

Post by chickens rock your sox » 09 Jun 2009, 13:59

so far thats what it looks like at the moment!!

The very first hatch i had in the incubator i had 4 indian game hens, 4 hatched and 4 hens!!!!

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