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    bird pics

    It's been a while since I posted any bird pics and thought I would show some newer ones.

    This is Hakuraikou (白雷光) in the last part of August 2010. His longest feathers were around 6' 9" there. The shorter ones are one year younger than the longer ones. He didn't get them in at the same time.



    Shortly after that photo his tail was trimmed back to about one foot for breeding. He is now the father of 25 youngsters. A few have turned out to be a very special color; shojo tane (猩々種), the "orangutan variety". The color pattern was thought by most to have been extinct in these fowl since 1984, but it's back after only barely not being completely extinct!

    One month old cockerel.


    This is the mother, Chou-Akane (蝶茜). She was already named before I got her, but I like the name and kept it. She is a rare and precious gift I received late summer and am so thankful for.



    One of her older sons that's about three months old is already crowing as long as an adult and has a prominent inhale at the end. I think this hen is going to put the correct crow back into my line that was lost long before I acquired the birds.


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    Last edited by Indiana Gardener; 11-30-2010 at 08:41 AM.

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    Chickens!!!
    They're pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by i<3carnivores View Post
    Chickens!!!
    Yes and no... These fowl are very complex creatures. "Fowl" sums them up better, because they aren't 100% chicken according to a mid 1990s UG Athens study and pre-Japanese-acquisition Chinese history. It's a common falsehood that they are part pheasant, but that isn't accurate either. The odd DNA in the mix comes from Gallus varius; neither a chicken nor a true pheasant despite being a member of Phasianidae.


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    Oooh nice. How do you keep them on your property - do they fly or no?

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    They can and do fly extremely well with controlled flight capabilities. However, they are more likely to fly towards you rather than away. Especially if they think you may have food. That said, they do not live outdoors. They've not been bred to be outdoor fowl for a very, very long time. They can not take cold weather either. They're quite tropical. So they live in a heated outbuilding.

    They can't live outdoors, take cold weather, or even even eat corn; it's toxic to them, and they can fly like the wind. This is why I say they aren't really "chickens". Not as we usually think of them anyway.


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    That there is Virgil. Hes a fowl, not a chicken.



    Virgil - Virgil is the last living Lemurian. The Lemurians either created or discovered the portals, and later created the key in order to access them. Having a bird-like appearance, the Lemurians valued knowledge above all else, and compiled the most extensive library the world has ever known. They were destroyed by SkullMaster in his quest for the key. Virgil is over ten thousand years old, and is very knowledgeable about both the past and future. However, the majority of his trust rests on his ancient texts, and he seems to lack compulsion. He is always serious, and is quite often frustrated by Max's carefree ways. It should be noted that Virgil was SkullMaster's Lemurian teacher, and he is often reminded of this fact.

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    I have a question. Is "Virgil's" tail sickle and covert growth genetically Mf/Mf mt/mt Gt/Gt, mf+/mf+ Mt+/Mt+ gt+/gt+, or Mf/Mf Mt+/Mt+ Gt/Gt... assuming he's homozygous for either one? lol


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    they aren't 100% chicken
    I'd be willing to bet they taste like chicken! LOL

    I'd love to raise some weird chickens if I had a yard. When I was a kid my uncle used to buy his meat at a small farm and they had all sorts of Asian chicken varieties running around. I loved hunting down the chickens and seeing how many varieties I could count while he was buying meat.

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