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Postby stephen » 13 Feb 2006, 07:43

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Postby Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 13 Feb 2006, 21:03

Hi
we would be interested in hearing from anyone else who has these birds besides us :D

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Postby rubychik » 13 Feb 2006, 22:50

don't have any myself but they are on my wishlist! ....they are beautiful birds, any pics? :)
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Postby Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 13 Feb 2006, 23:01

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Postby ejc-free » 14 Feb 2006, 15:18

They're gorgious - what colour eggs do they lay and are they dual purpose.....
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Postby Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 15 Feb 2006, 01:23

Eggs are a pale tint of cream,the birds are dual purpose-they usually lay everyday on the whole but they were primarily bred for their broad meaty frame and good meat texture and flavour. Under-rated birds that have a lot to offer even if not very attractive- lovely heavy solid birds.
Much more preferable than the Cobb meat birds that are faster maturing and beset with leg problems.
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Postby nigel » 15 Feb 2006, 07:27

If I could get some hatching eggs into Sweden I'd love to keep these for table birds.
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Postby Heather » 15 Feb 2006, 08:07

Not sure if even visitors can bring eggs if they are flying - in their suitcase , not sure about sending them by post though - you don't have to have a customs thing like you do for the US do you ? That might be an option?!
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Postby Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 15 Feb 2006, 16:25

In the EU you are allowed to import or export up to 20 eggs for hatching without too much in the way of regulation or at least you were until the AI scare.Over that amount there are all sorts of problems.
There is a link on DEFRA website about the import /export regs when I find it I will post it unless someone beats me to it.

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Postby Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 15 Feb 2006, 16:41

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Postby traditionalbritishfowlco » 15 Apr 2006, 21:44

Hi,

Just hatched 3 ixworths - was supposed to be 6 but 1 was infertile and two died just before/during hatching, which is very sad and puzzles me!!!

Anyway, I'll be keeping weight records week to weeka nd taking weekly photos of them which will all be on my website for anyone interested!

I will porbably also have some spare birds later on in the year as I'm doing a lot of hatching.

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Postby traditionalbritishfowlco » 29 May 2006, 20:05

to describe my ixworths - loveable eejits

I really would recommend them!
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Postby Mr Cholmondley-Warner » 31 May 2006, 11:53

Not the brightest bulbs in the pack are they,but then again are any chickens :lol:
I sold all of ours due to me moving mainly because they were such a nuisance escaping and never worked out how to get back in from where they had escaped and would end up causing trouble in other chook houses or roost in the trees.
But I would have some more as they are very tasty despite being dullards :lol:

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Postby traditionalbritishfowlco » 31 May 2006, 19:51

LOL :lol:

Stupid, but in an easy going way, not the kind that go into a panic when they see you or anything! The only time I've seen them *panic* is when I put a tiny week old OEG into their pen when they were five weeks - they took off and crammed themselves into a corner with fright and the OEG was going 'come on then! I'll have you! make my day!".

They're just happy to go along with whatever I'm doing - weighing them or taking photos or whatever. Doubt I could eat my three now :roll: :oops: but i will be eating future generations...
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Postby tuzo2k » 10 Jun 2007, 07:26

Hi - we're new to the forum and we have taken quite a while to get organised here in France so our love of chickens has taken a bit of a back seat (apart from the few breeds we brought with us as eggs). When in England we had over 200 Ixworths, purchased from the late Geoffrey Cloke. We did manage to distribute them fairly widely and we are now in the opposite position of trying to get some ourserlves. Anyone have any eggs - we are coming to England late August. Many thanks and happy hatching!!

Richard and Jan (although Richard is the 'expert' on the poultry and did a lot of showing and juding in the UK)
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