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Postby nigel » 12 Aug 2009, 15:12

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Re: Thuringians

Postby siouxsie » 12 Aug 2009, 19:03

A rare breed from Germany, also known as Thuringer Barthuehner. They come in both bantam and LF, although I understand that LF are few and far between in the UK. Colourwise mine are silver spangled - gold spangled and chamois are also available. Great little birds, good layers, hardy and good free rangers. Love them :grin:


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Re: Thuringians

Postby tweedy » 12 Aug 2009, 19:07

Nice looking birds :thumbright:
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Re: Thuringians

Postby ilex » 12 Aug 2009, 20:46

Very smart/tidy bird`s . Have you any more in depth information about the breed. Please. :-)
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Re: Thuringians

Postby debcat » 12 Aug 2009, 21:03

gorgeous looking birds :grin:
love the pekin as well
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Re: Thuringians

Postby MrsMopp » 16 Aug 2009, 10:54

I think they're gorgeous - are they flighty? whats the egg laying like?
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Re: Thuringians

Postby CP » 16 Aug 2009, 10:56

Lovely birds. :grin: The hen looks like a dalmatian! :lol:
I've not heard of the breed before.
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Re: Thuringians

Postby siouxsie » 16 Aug 2009, 19:22

This is a lovely photo of a thuringian cockerel - not mine, I might add! It comes from cottage poultry. But it does show the wonderful beard and muff that these birds have.

I have a pair of thuringians that live in a wendy house in my garden. They are not particularly flighty - not on a par with leghorns, for example - but I don't handle them - they just free range about my garden. This year the hen has not laid well - I've been very disappointed - she laid soft shelled eggs for ages and then pretty much went off lay. She has just started again now, but the chances of them being fertile now are slim, I reckon, as the cockerel has lost his tail feathers and is thus starting to moult. I have managed to hatch only the one chick ... But, there's always next year.

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Re: Thuringians

Postby Willow09 » 10 Sep 2009, 21:35

Hello all, I've just joined...glad that there is a Thuringian thread! I love them and would definitely recommend this breed to anyone-I've silver spangled too (three cockerels and four hens) they're friendly, trill lots, yes they can fly but, are worth having around. I'll have to post some pics of them soon.
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Re: Thuringians

Postby Twigs » 13 Sep 2009, 16:58

I too keep thuringians, I had only the second chamois spangled pair to be released in this country, unfortunately the cock bird was very loud and I sold them on, I do have a lone hen....lovely quiet bird, beautiful to look at and a great layer....highly recommended.......(I sold my pair to Cottage Poultry)
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Re: Thuringians

Postby siouxsie » 08 Feb 2010, 23:34

I have a new trio of these gorgeous birds now - gold spangled this time. I am hoping to breed some chamois from these too ......

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Re: Thuringians

Postby Greggorio » 08 Feb 2010, 23:57

haha theyre great looking birds. You got a photo of one of the hens?
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Re: Thuringians

Postby millie75 » 28 Aug 2010, 14:47

siouxsie, Hi I am looking for a trio of Gold Thuringians can you help??
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Re: Thuringians

Postby CentreStage » 01 Dec 2012, 20:14

I would really like one of these - does anyone breed them in the South of England?
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Re: Thuringians

Postby cricko2760 » 17 May 2016, 13:26

Hi
Not sure if anyone still reads this forum, but I have 2 Thuringian cockerels surplus to requirements. They are currently 9 weeks old and feathering up nicely. No mites etc. and have been reared on Garvo foods. Contact me if interested.
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