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Post by FloBear on 2nd November 2017, 2:36 pm

Very handsome gang. They look strangely bald without combs!

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Post by Dandelion on 3rd November 2017, 10:15 pm

I found the above picture of Blackberry (and her friend Apple who was a Blacktail). You can't really see Blackberry's beautiful golden colouring on her breast, but it's the only photo I've got as the flash drive with several year's photos stored on it developed a problem. This was a stray picture I stored on a CD.

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Post by FloBear on 5th November 2017, 4:26 pm

Timely reminder to save photos on more than one device, Dandelion!
Beautiful looking birds Very Happy
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Post by FloBear on 6th January 2018, 6:43 pm

Well, finally the first blue egg has arrived! It's a slightly greyish blue and I haven't seen the inside yet. Must be Mama Olga's as Igor's are due to be more olive coloured.
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Post by Ploshkin on 6th January 2018, 9:25 pm

Coincidentally, my Rhode rocks started laying a few days ago.  I'm already getting 4 eggs a day from the six of them - small at the moment but they will be a good size quite quickly.  They're lovely birds, I really like them.
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Post by FloBear on 23rd January 2018, 11:33 am

Both girls laying now - approx two eggs each in three days. The blue-grey are actually Igor's - the crossbreed, and Mama Olga's are smaller and bluer. Had enough to give two to our egg-man and one each to sis, BiL and niece who popped in at the w/e.
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Post by Dandelion on 23rd January 2018, 2:48 pm

My two Marigolds haven't laid since the autumn (although they are getting on for five years old, so they are quite old ladies). But with the recent restrictions because of bird flu, they're probably so fed-up with being kept in that an egg or two is out of the question!

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