Monday, February 13, 2012

and the losing streak continues!

I was way up on the northern coast of California over the weekend at another poultry show. Yes, January and February are very busy months for me when it comes to chicken stuff. I really love the show up in Eureka, and always have a great time. I feel like I've fallen in with a whole new crowd in the last few years, and I just want to say I know some wonderful people. I had a blast!! My birds didn't win a darn thing, but one of my bestest buds won the whole darn show, and that's exciting!

There's just one more show to go (for me, anyway) this season, and that's next weekend. I turned on the incubator today. It's going to be a wonky season, but I'm trying to get some chicks hatched out EARLY because if I wait til after I move I think it will be too late and too hot.

A lot of the drive on highway 299 looks like this, and a lot of it has really steep dropoffs and really tight turns. I would not want to make that drive in the dark! I have to say I'm going to miss my old route up 101... guess it'll be 299 from Redding from now on.

Jen and I found bigfoot!

These are the two BBRed cockerels I've been showing this year. Confession, they are both half Brassy Back. That's why they are too dark and stripey. I did that to put some tail length on them. Boy howdy, it worked. Their offspring should be pretty interesting:

BBRed pullet:

Brassy Back pullet:

Black pullet:

Blue Brassy Back pullet (she's rather friendly) ;-)

These are some of my new neighbors that I'll get to know better when I move. That's part of the property where I will be living in a few months. A few months. Holy crap. It's only a matter of time until freak-out mode sets in!

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