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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby gthorpe » 24 May 2011, 09:23

Hi I've just hatched out my first marsh daisies! I bought 8 hatching eggs and all have hatched.
there was 4 buff and 4 brown eggs however i seem to have one very pale looking chick which looks suspiciously like one of bob's white marsh daisies!
Here are the pictures

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Overall i think I've got 4 brown 3 buff and 1 white chick?
What do you think?
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby tweedy » 24 May 2011, 10:26

Very nice , the white one may turn out to be a wheaten.
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby Gypsy07 » 03 Jun 2011, 09:57

From seeing what I've hatched and reading what other people have to say about it, it looks like the lightest chicks are more likely to be cockerels and the more strongly chipmunk marked ones are more likely to be hens. That's with the Brown variety anyway. Last year I hatched two pure pale yellow chicks and botht of them turned out to be boys. One was a Brown and one was a Wheaten-ish but neither of them are excellent examples. Wait till yours get their feathers in - you'll probably be surprised what colour they turn out!
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby HelenVF » 28 Jun 2011, 20:24

My first foray into marsh daisies. I have been looking at a breed to keep, along with speckled sussex (as well as all my other poultry). We have the set up now for proper breeding pens and I am wanting to do it "properly". I like the idea that marsh daisies are from Lancashire and am liking the look of them. From reading here, it may be difficult to get a pure strain so how do I go about doing that? I want to start off properly.

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby MarshDaisy01 » 21 Mar 2013, 21:41

As a newbie to Marsh Daisy's having aquired a Cockrel and two hens, I'd love opinions on what they're really like! however i'm not sure how to put a picture up? Thanks
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby drfish » 21 Mar 2013, 21:43

Hi there, and welcome.

Here's a link to posting pictures. Hope this helps.

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby *GEM01* » 23 Sep 2013, 16:57

Hi There,

I have a Buff Marsh Daisy cockerel and I am looking for 1-2 Buff Marsh Daisy hens for him.

Does anyone know where I can get them from?
I am in Bury, Lancashire area and I don't mind doing a little bit of traveling to collect.

Failing this I could get some hatching eggs instead perhaps.

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby Alimay » 23 Sep 2013, 21:25

Gem01 - Try this link, they should be able to help you. http://www.marshdaisy.org.uk/
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby *GEM01* » 23 Sep 2013, 21:46

Alimay wrote:Gem01 - Try this link, they should be able to help you. http://www.marshdaisy.org.uk/


Thanks for responding.
I have emailed this page but have yet received and response from them. I have read somewhere that the page is run by volunteers so isn't always manned/updated :(

Hopefully I will get something back soon.
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby Miss Chooks » 23 Sep 2013, 21:50

Very handsome cockerel, he looks like the cockerel at a farm where I keep my horse. Very very large bird (well is to my poots)
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby *GEM01* » 23 Sep 2013, 22:23

Miss Chooks wrote:Very handsome cockerel, he looks like the cockerel at a farm where I keep my horse. Very very large bird (well is to my poots)


Aww thank you. He has matured more since those photos. These are photos that were taken spring this year, he actually looks even better now but I haven't taken any more photos since these ones.

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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby laffinfowl » 23 Sep 2013, 22:42

He,s an absolute cracker of a bird,well worth the effort of finding hens for,good luck. :)
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby Miss Chooks » 23 Sep 2013, 22:49

Stunner!!
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby Ian.A.G. » 15 May 2017, 15:07

I have a few MD hens, 4 wheaten & 2 Black are all I have left. Anyone in the Manchester/Stockport area have any hatching eggs?
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Re: Marsh Daisys

Postby kated » 16 May 2017, 12:51

I guess Kendal is too far?
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