Are they supposed to be barred or cuckoo? Is there a rumpless one on the left side of the photo? How is the egg color?
============================================= You raise some interesting points here Mike. The American Standard of Perfection calls for a Cuckoo color pattern which I believe they are and yellow legs which doesn't show clearly in in the picture, but it also states that the Hollands lay White eggs. This is somewhat rare for a red ear-lobed chicken to lay white eggs. In judging them in the show room we can't tell what color eggs they will lay but if they don't lay white eggs would that not tell the breeder that it might be that some old time Dominicker snuck in the pen? Brian Decker
Post by jimahall-Hall Family Poultry on Mar 16, 2011 22:52:11 GMT -5
There were about 24 hens with 7 males. Their condition is real poor. Feathers missing etc. They are called Barred in the 2010 SOP, but the description is more cuckoo. They actually have their own color description. Not a "See ***** color description".
These birds are a bit small, so she is going to work on their size, Some lay a white egg and some lay a slightly tinted or off white egg.
Spoke with Ross at Ideal Poultry today. They have about 100 breeding hens plus the males. Does anyone know how many Duane Urch has? This is sad. The largest flosk seems to be ideal and 100 +/- breeding hens is a shame. This breed is almost extinct. Noone seems to know if the White Holland still exist at all.
Barred Hollands were developed to get a large bird that laid white eggs. They are one of only a few breeds, which do not have white ear lobes that lay white-shelled eggs. Males and females both have barred plumage, but the females are darker than the males as a result of the action of the barred (B) gene that is sex linked. They have clean yellow shanks and toes with yellow skin.
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I spoke with Ross Windham of Ideal Poultry Farms yesterday. Ideal has about 100 breeding hens of the Barred Hollands. They sell Barred Hollands from February til the first week of June. Sadly, they are sold out until June 2011. Thus may be sold out until 2012.
However, Ross said if anyone wanting Barred Hollands will click the "Click here to be notified" button, they may be able to stretch the Barred Holland season a few more weeks to fill orders. So if you want Barred Hollands, go to the Ideal Poultry link above and click to be notified.
Meanwhile, some breeders are working on bringing the Barred Holland back to the Standard! Maybe some White sports will appear and the White Holland can be restored as well.
Post by chickenlover2012 on Sept 27, 2012 19:29:00 GMT -5
HI, MY NAME IS RENNEA BURGESS. I LIVE IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33805. IAM A MEMBER OF THE APA. I THINK STARTING A BARRED HOLLAND CLUB IS A GREAT IDEA!!! I KNOW THAT I WOULD JOIN!!! MY PROBLEM RIGHT NOW IS THOUGH, I CANNOT SEEM TO FIND ANYONE WHO HAS ANY BARRED HOLLANDS FOR SALE!!! I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO BUY SOME!!! DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANYONE WHO HAS ANY BARRED HOLLANDS FOR SALE AND IS WILLING TO SHIP THEM TO FLORIDA??? PLEASE IF ANYONE DOES PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK ASAP. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, RENNEA BURGESS. THIS PICTURE IS ONE THAT I SAW ON THE INTERNET!! I DO NOT HAVE ANY BARRED CUCKOO SILKIES AT THIS TIME. IAM HOPING TO GET SOME OF THEM LATER IN THE YEAR OT HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR. I DO WANT BARRED HOLLANDS THOUGH, AND MARAN CHICKENS AS WELL. PLEASE BREEDERS IF YOU HAVE ANY LET ME KNOW!! AS I SAID IAM IN THE APA AND THE MARANS CLUB AS WELL. THANK YOU.
My daughter is in 4-H and is wanting to do something different than the trendy kids. She wants to raise chicks on the critical list only. To our surprise there is one with our last name. Holland. We have located some of the other breeds she plans to raise, but we need to find a breeder for the Hollands. Does any one know someone with chicks for the 2013 season?
I just received a batch of barred hollands from Ideal. I was reading somewhere that they have the largest known barred holland flock with 100 hens. I'll take this batch and cull/breed to standard. Then I may try to add in some Sandhill or others to get them right where they're supposed to be. Love my chickens!! Jesse