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by alan refail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: I'm in love.....................with ducks!

oldherbaceous wrote:They are stunning, Alan, I don't think I have ever seen that breed before.


Now just waiting for the black eggs!
by alan refail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: I'm in love.....................with ducks!

Primrose wrote:Lovely plumage which I imagine must glow in the sunshine . Have they been sneaking a few feathers from any neighbouring peacocks ?


Sometimes the sheen is blue, sometimes green, depending on the angle the light strikes them.
by alan refail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 187
Views: 13584

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

A few of our last hatch of thirteen MarsBars (Cream Legbar x Black Copper Marans), seven weeks old today. A strange experience because some are black barred and others are brown and grey. We assumed at first they were sex-linked (males taking after mothers and females taking after father). But it se...
by alan refail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 187
Views: 13584

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Our pure breed Rhode Island Red cock, Glyndŵr, and his two young ladies. Bought specially to remind me of childhood days when day-old chicks came in two sorts, Rhode Island Reds (brown eggs) and White Leghorns (white eggs).
Already looking forward to breeding from them next spring.

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by alan refail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: I'm in love.....................with ducks!

I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon. (Song of Solomon 1:4)
Our lovely Cayugas, now a month older and large and proud, even the younger drake.

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by alan refail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1160
Views: 140429

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by alan refail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Leeks-Mogg
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Leeks-Mogg

And for you dog lovers

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by alan refail
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Potato allergy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Potato allergy?

Not an allergy I've heard of before.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articl ... to-allergy
by alan refail
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 22
Views: 200

Re: Our changing slug population

Mouse2 wrote:That's put me right off my food, Alan!


http://feralfood.blogspot.com/2009/12/f ... ho-is.html

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by alan refail
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 22
Views: 200

Re: Our changing slug population

Ducks lay the most wonderful eggs. I put their quality down to the ducks' varied diet of layers pellets, corn, grass and slugs.
by alan refail
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Our changing slug population
Replies: 22
Views: 200

Re: Our changing slug population

Can't help. I'm afraid the slugs don't last long enough for me to observe them

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by alan refail
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 187
Views: 13584

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

I don't do livestock but my sister has had several sets of rescue hens. I collected the latest set for her today. This is them immediately after I put them in their coup. For rescue hens they look in very good condition. They will be out and about with the others and in no time they will be a fine ...

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