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Postby Magpie » 10 May 2008, 22:38

Here they are (with some Appenzellers and Lakenvelders) :lol:

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Scruff bags really now but they have new feathers growing all the time.

Tim :)
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Postby Ally_J » 12 May 2008, 09:57

They are looking great - love your punk rockers in the background! When they hit the 8 week mark you will see their markings become much more defined, but it isn't until the third moult that the actual markings will be at their best. Thanks for the pics :D
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Postby Gwyri » 17 May 2008, 11:28

I have a trio of L/F Vorwerks and have just fertility tested them, they are 100% fertile. I should have some hatching eggs in 2 weeks time if anyone is interested.

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Postby field-farm-rare-breeds » 03 Jun 2008, 16:56

my vorwerk is a right little shit, every single morning without fail he attackes me, i have lost about 3 stone running away from him!!! I keep threatening him with the pot but he gets worse!!
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Postby hippychick » 25 Sep 2008, 20:51

Hi all - I am new to this forum :) and have a stunning young Vorwerk cockerel, which I have had since day old, but can no longer keep, as I live in the city :cry: Is there anyone out there who could give him a good home?
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Postby SkyChild » 20 Nov 2008, 21:50

Oh those chicks are so sweet!!
I love how pretty and showy the Vorwerks look. I'd love to have one, but fear I have to wait a while.

Hippychick, I wish I could give your cockerel a home, but I live in a flat, four floors up! Here's hoping someone will be able to give him a nice country home.
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Magpie » 14 Jun 2009, 21:44

I think I have a first for bantam Vorwerks..... one of my hens has gone broody! Everything I have read about them say they don't go broody :roll: I reckon she is serious about it too as I got a good pecking when I checked her on Friday and she is still sitting tight today.
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Ally_J » 15 Jun 2009, 07:48

Don't worry about it Magpie last year I had two hens to become broody - I was a bit surprised like you but they made fantastic mothers and one even managed a 100% hatch rate :grin: so good luck with your girl
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby subruss » 15 Jun 2009, 10:46

I Had a couple of pairs of Vorwerks for sale on here but nobody was interested,
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby subruss » 15 Jun 2009, 10:53

Addition to the above(Had to leave in a hurry) as has been mentioned a very lively bird good egg layer and excellent forager I hardly notice the small amount of food the eat, they seem much happier getting there own so good birds to have free range on small holding or stables,cockerels can be aggressive but thats what cockerels who live free range should do + never a shortage of spare cockerels so if he gets to bad cull and get another.
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Magpie » 16 Jun 2009, 21:38

Thanks Ally :) She is still keen on the idea so I'm going to let her sit. I need to hatch some more pullets this year, only 2 out of 7 so far, exactly the same as last year ;) Of course all the time she is sitting/raising chicks I'm not getting any eggs to hatch :?
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby efwellywoman » 19 Jun 2009, 00:19

I've currently got all digits ears and eyes crossed for a bought in (from South Yeo Farm) clutch under my broody.
Candled them this evening (day 10) and it looks like 4/6 are good....here's hoping! I would like to build up a small breeding flock of really good quality birds with as wide a gene pool as poss, so would be really grateful for anyone's thoughts on good suppliers of hatching eggs or stock - I'm in West Wales but would happily travel to Shrops/ Herefd for stock.
Fell in love with these fabulous birds a few years ago, having always kept Orpingtons, Welsummers & battery rescue girls......now getting obsessed! :grin:
Welsummers, Vorwerks, Orpingtons in (taking a deep breath....)black-buff-buff columbian-crele -partridge & red, two totally indolent equines, two occasionally useful(ish) German Shepherds, one non feral feral cat (who is NOT going to live indoors however pitifully he might sit with his nose pressed against the window - OK I've lost, he's got his own cushion now....) and a partridge in a pear tree.....nope, that's just the Vorwerks tree climbing again...oh, and not forgetting the O(ld man of the)H(ils) and the Offsprung.
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby efwellywoman » 26 Jun 2009, 22:08

Broke out the bubbly this evening.....4/6 hatched and safely stowed under Duvet Chicken (my brilliant Speckledy broody). Due to collect two pullets tomorrow to add to the Greenhill gene pool....yep......it's official.......I'm obsessed!
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Welsummers, Vorwerks, Orpingtons in (taking a deep breath....)black-buff-buff columbian-crele -partridge & red, two totally indolent equines, two occasionally useful(ish) German Shepherds, one non feral feral cat (who is NOT going to live indoors however pitifully he might sit with his nose pressed against the window - OK I've lost, he's got his own cushion now....) and a partridge in a pear tree.....nope, that's just the Vorwerks tree climbing again...oh, and not forgetting the O(ld man of the)H(ils) and the Offsprung.
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Magpie » 26 Jun 2009, 22:12

Are they LF or bantam? Hope you have better luck than me, 80% cockerels so far this year with the Vorwerks :shock:
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Re: Vorwerk

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