Friday, April 23, 2010

Unfortunatly we don't have any babies to show off yet. We are working on it though, we have handful of Snowy Mallard and Nankin eggs in an incubator. We have a borrowed-broody bantam hen, that we have half a dozen Nankin eggs under and are collecting Welsh Harlequin, Saxony, Snowy Mallard and of course Nankin eggs to set as soon as we turn on the large GQF incubator. We also order 20 Welsh Harlequin ducklings from Holderreads' Preservation Farm. Hopefully we will be able to "more quickly" rebuild our duck flock after the fox attacks last season.
Happy Hatching Everyone!!! Hopefully some nice young birds will soon be filling our brooders, but until then...we are continuing to collect eggs to hatch. We will not have any hatching eggs available this year. We may have young adult birds around the end of August or middle of September.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nankin Bantams (The Guys)

These aren't the best pictures, it was later than I thought, and the flash from the camera really messed up the color, but its a general idea of what they look like. I will attempt to get some pictures of them running around on the green grass...they are much prettier against the green.
this is hopefully the replacement for the original cock. (blue legband)
(He choked and died...not kidding, found him after I fed one evening.) :(

tall, dark, and gangly...

rosecomb hen, chocolate oeg hen, original rosecomb cock, single comb hen

head shot of blue legband cock.

Nankin Bantams

new hen #1

original rosecomb hen with metal legband from Indy Nationals back in '07