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Messages - DeWayne Edgin

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News and Information / Re: Sad day
« on: June 16, 2017, 04:59:54 PM »
Yes I did Gordan. The teacher said that not many hatched. They were hatching great here but she also told me it was her first time ever trying to hatch eggs. I walked her through the process but I'm not sure what she did wrong. It was a styrofoam incubator so maybe the temperature fluctuated. I use a cool place like my basement and I wouldn't think a classroom would be a good place to incubate but that time of year it was still cool here so I thought it would be ok. It's hard to tell what all toke place there in 21 days though.
I did enjoy everyone talking chicken and just being friends. Who knows, I may get back into Breeding some day.

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News and Information / Sad day
« on: June 15, 2017, 10:57:45 PM »
Yesterday was a sad day for me but it was coming eventually. I sold my flock. It was a fun few years learning about the breed and making friends and communicating with others but a lot things happened and I just left go of my flock. There was a few real nice birds that left my house and I will miss talking chicken to all of you but it will be less of a strain on my family and me. Thanks everyone who helped me over the past years learn about the breed and answer my questions.

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Breeding / Re: Working on type on my Silvers.
« on: May 15, 2017, 11:00:12 PM »
I will try to get some pictures Don. They are just so hard to get cause they aren't as friendly as the others.

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Breeding / Working on type on my Silvers.
« on: May 14, 2017, 11:20:48 AM »
Here are a few pictures of my Silvers that I have been working on for six years. I see some faults but I would like others opinions as well. Thanks

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: Donation
« on: March 31, 2017, 09:48:07 PM »
Watch out for that snapping turtle. Lol

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: Donation
« on: March 31, 2017, 05:25:33 PM »
That would be great Gordan! I will text the teacher and ask for the address for me. You guys have great ideas. Thanks.

Susan the teacher will be setting the eggs in the incubator on Monday. Not to rush you or anything. Lol.

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Donation
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:31:08 AM »
My birds just started laying but only a few and usually they are all laying good by now. I was contacted by a school teacher wanting to incubate eggs in her classroom and the teacher didn't want the chicks. She thought the blue eggs would be neat for the children to watch. So she found a person to take the chicks that hatch and I donated almost 4 dozen eggs to the teacher for her children to watch hatch. I told her about the breed and our club and she is going to pass all of the info I gave her to the person getting the eggs. So there is a chance we may get another new member.

I am going to be collecting Brown Red eggs this week to start filling the many, many, many orders I have for them so everyone waiting on them can finally start getting them from me. Thanks for your patience also as my breeding season is starting off very slow and I don't know why. I even ran lights in my new coop this winter and I didn't see much difference in egg production.

My Brown Reds are the only variety that started also so I will start filling them orders first until the rest of birds are off of vacation.

I felt the school teacher could also use the information I gave her to help teach the children about the breed and maybe get a few kids interested in raising them. It may also help our battle on teaching the difference of Easter Eggers verses Ameraucanas. It could help promote the breed in my area as well.

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: Blurbonnet Classic
« on: January 04, 2017, 06:54:30 PM »
I didn't realize it got cold in Texas. It's going to be a high of 23° here this weekend! Have fun and good luck to ya Peggy!

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Breeding / Re: Splash wheaten coloring
« on: January 04, 2017, 06:48:15 PM »
Don I used to but I lost them pictures when my last phone broke. I also had a Facebook page that had his picture on it but I removed that page a good while back. I know it's no help now.

Jim if you are using a smartphone to post on the forum here, Google an image resizing app. I use one just for this forum when I want to post pictures on here. You can just resize a picture and save it in your gallery and then come here and post it. It's been working for me. Lol

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Breeding / Re: Splash wheaten coloring
« on: January 03, 2017, 07:04:43 PM »
I don't think it is related to hackel stripping. My guess and it is just a guess is that it there because of the lacing on Blue Wheatens. If you look at the individual feather in the second picture that is in the person's hand, it is brown on the outside edge and the shaft where it is darkest lacing on Blue Wheaten feather or the edging. I'm guessing it is the real bark edging expressing itself in the Splash Wheatens. So if you zoom in on my Blue Wheaten cockerel you will see very little stripping and he has lacing still also. That's why I'm GUESSING it is the edging expressing itself. I don't really know but maybe someone else on here will know and maybe see if my theroy is correct?

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Breeding / Re: Self Blues, Recessive Whites, and Blacks
« on: December 31, 2016, 09:41:04 PM »
Harry I have White's also and I'm in PA if you need help with White's let me know.

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Don these two hens where hatched back in 2014 and their parents where both Self Blues. I hatched 40 chicks from them a couple months ago but they are all splits from a Black Rooster. I have a couple Self Blues that are younger but I didn't get pictures of them because they was free ranging in the woods when I toke these pictures. They aren't as fluffy as these 2 are either. My egg color on these birds needs improvement that's why I made splits plus other things as well. The fluff should get some help also from these splits I hatched. I'm down to 30 couple splits to pick from now but they are way to small to do anymore culling just yet. After I use them, they will all go out of my flock so there is no chance of a mixed up mating. Since my egg color went down hill, I sold off my SB cockerels to the Amish because I didn't want them influencing my egg color. I hope to have the egg color corrected in 2018 in the fall. We all know there is always things to improve on our birds and there is always a way with help from fellow breeders. I hope everyone has a great 2017 hatch season as well.

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Thanks Susan.

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Here are a few pictures I took today of two of my 2014 hatch hens. They are still laying and it was a very windy day here today so their feathers where blowing around. These hens are ones that I hatched after I got my birds from Cindy. Give me your thoughts on them please.

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Thanks Harry and Paul! I got a Lavender Rooster from Cindy, three Lavender hens and a Black hen to. She said the Black hen came from John but I never used her. I sold the Black hen and I still have the Lavender Rooster. I bred from the Lavenders and kept a few pullets the following year and I still have them old girls. This year I bred them to a Black Rooster that I raised from Clif. I had 40 splits here but I lost a few and there are 30 some right now that I'm growing out. I never really knew the background on my birds till now and it is interesting to learn about it. So basically Harry's birds went to Texas from PA and I bought some from Cindy and they came back to PA to me. Kinda funny to look at it that way I guess. I have learned a ton of history on these Ameraucanas and I hope to make history on a few birds before I pass or sell for whatever reason may come up. Thanks again gentleman.

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