Breeding mottled and Self Wyandottes from the same pen
The spangled are now breeding fairly true with quite a few even having yellow legs. There are few more willow and darker legs than I’d like but spangles and yellow legs are beginning to come together.
I am particularly impressed with their temperament. They are calm and friendly .
Millefleur Wyandotte cockerels bred from my stock by Cathy Burton. I love this collection of young cockerels, they are so bright and beautiful and have been enjoying having them running round the garden this summer – they beat growing flowers! They are for sale. Some millefleur Wyandotte Bantam pullets also for sale. Continue reading Millefleur Cockerels
Tolbunt, means approximately “jazzy”. It is a combination of mottling and a pattern usually lacing as in this pullet. A lovely broad pullet with great set of tail and a good addition to breed blue into Tolbunts or Millefleur. She is for sale. Cockerels also available.
Smart Tolbunt Wyandottes
My tolbunt hens seem to get better with age; the hens often look better than the pullets. The barred tolbunts look very smart. Very bold black and white, it seems to work better than laced tolbunts. Sometimes they have a bit of black spangled pattern about them which all helps to make this tolbunt a dramatic pattern.
30 Chicks and No Broody
I was really panicking because I had 30 chicks hatch and no broody Continue reading Broody Hen to the Rescue
Millefleur means thousand flowers, which is the impression given by this multicoloured pattern. Pullets and cockerels for sale. Lovely type, brilliant layers and lovely easy temperament. They do go broody but not excessively and make wonderful mothers.
According to Clive Carefoot marbled chickdown is characteristic of the genes that contribute to spangling. Continue reading GREAT MARBLED HOPE