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Post  John_Graydon on Sun Feb 26 2012, 19:51

Still Painting breeding cages. Most of my stock is ready to go down. Only putting Pairs down that hens are trying to build nests as I get the cages ready. Also Cocks will have to be right as well, If not I will change cock for this 1st round.

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Post  John_Graydon on Tue Feb 28 2012, 13:56

1st 2 eggs today off the Red Black Cobalts. last year I couldnt wait. This year I wanted them down the end of March to give me time to finish painting cages. All the rest of the hens are coming in to condition. Got up early this morning to do some painting,so hopefully I get a few more done. Had more hens than I thought. lol!

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Post  Jamieg on Tue Feb 28 2012, 14:09

You got good birds ther john best of luck mate Very Happy


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Post  John_Graydon on Tue Feb 28 2012, 14:12

Jamieg wrote:You got good birds ther john best of luck mate Very Happy
Thanks jamie
Its with the help of the members on the forum here that I have them.

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Post  AndyB on Mon Mar 05 2012, 14:20

Very nice set up John with some lovely birds good luck with the breeding season. Nothing better than seeing your birds in freshly painted cages, just wish they stayed like that!!
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Post  John_Graydon on Mon Mar 05 2012, 18:50

AndyB wrote:Very nice set up John with some lovely birds good luck with the breeding season. Nothing better than seeing your birds in freshly painted cages, just wish they stayed like that!!

If Only Andy.
1 Red Black Cobalt down on 4 Eggs the other one wont sit at all 5 eggs and still building nest. I wonder does she knows there false eggs there.lol

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Post  chrisp on Mon Mar 05 2012, 19:27

I take it your on natural light there john my birds are nowhere near ready.
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Post  John_Graydon on Mon Mar 05 2012, 20:33

chrisp wrote:I take it your on natural light there john my birds are nowhere near ready.

No Chris lights on 4am off natural light so 14 hrs at the moment.


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Post  Ray Fenlon on Wed Mar 07 2012, 20:41


Some super looking birds John, in particular the Red`s,best of luck for the breeding season John.
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Post  r.costellow on Wed Mar 07 2012, 22:16


Some super looking birds there John. wish you well with them. cheers
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Post  John_Graydon on Thu Mar 08 2012, 12:01

Will update my photos when I get laptop back today as I have 18 pairs together. Oh still painting cages & building walls to get new shed in maybe Next week or week later.

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Post  John_Graydon on Sat Mar 10 2012, 11:55

Its like Easter in my shed, Eggs everywhere. 1st cobalt hens eggs full, so thats a good omen. Need to get more dudd eggs today.

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Post  John_Graydon on Fri Mar 16 2012, 14:28

3 Red Black Cobalt eggs hatched today, So were off I hope. 4 Yellow Black Onyx eggs also full + Another Red Black Cobalt has 2 full eggs possabilty 4 full but not too sure yet.

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Post  bodgeat303 on Fri Mar 16 2012, 15:54

Good luck with them John Smile


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Post  aero on Sat Mar 17 2012, 00:56

Some really nice birds you have John, I think the only comparison I can make between us is that you I also use newspaper on the cage floors Laughing
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Post  johnboy on Sat Mar 17 2012, 07:14

i see in your photo only one stafford with a crest john,,,you would think you didnt like crests affraid excellent birds mind,,,i am exsperimenting with mine this year,,,adding a mosaic into the fold,,,johnboy...
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Post  John_Graydon on Mon Mar 26 2012, 02:44

johnboy wrote:i see in your photo only one stafford with a crest john,,,you would think you didnt like crests affraid excellent birds mind,,,i am exsperimenting with mine this year,,,adding a mosaic into the fold,,,johnboy...

I have 1 crested Mosaic red black cobalt cock f1, 1 crested Mosaic Red Black cobalt hen f1, 1 Crested Mosaic red black pastel greywing hen. 2 x Plainhead Mosaic red Black Pastel greywing hens f1 & 1 Plainhead Mosaic Red Black Cobalt hen f1 going down. 1st round out Pastel greywings f2. Only letting rear their 1st round as dont to be over run with them, going to switch eggs next 2 rounds. These should be excellent rearers as the parents were 1st class. Everything going well at the moment with just 2 nest clear eggs the other 18 nests are full.

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Post  John_Graydon on Mon Mar 26 2012, 02:46

aero wrote:Some really nice birds you have John, I think the only comparison I can make between us is that you I also use newspaper on the cage floors Laughing

It suits me as its easy to clean out. Every 3 days unless the hen rips the newspaper to shreds.

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Post  John_Graydon on Thu Mar 29 2012, 18:04

I have 8 chicks ringed, and 3 nests more hatched out today and should be ringing 4 chicks on sunday. Everything seems to be going great with only 2 nests of clear eggs. 1 which I knew 1 would be clear as the cock was not 100% but had to take a chance as hen was ready to lay. Also a strange on another nest of 6 eggs I fostered out 1 egg to another nest with 3 eggs in it, when checking the nest of 5 eggs they were all clear but when checking the other nest of 3 + 1 other egg it was full, so maybe I introduced the cock to late or hen wasnt incubating tightly. Must watch her on 2nd round.
So happy enought right now. Have Red black cobalts, red blacks, Agate Opals, Satinettes, Clear reds, Yellow Black Onyx. Oh a Stafford here & there..lol

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Post  Robby Mitchell on Fri Mar 30 2012, 22:25

Good to hear all going well John cheers


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Post  r.costellow on Mon Apr 02 2012, 21:07

Looking good for you
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