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Re: Vorwerk

Postby efwellywoman » 30 Jun 2009, 23:56

They're LF - and those gorgeous chicks keep reminding me of mini penguins...

They're doing really well so far - lovely combination of business & curiosity with a calm confidence. Will post some pics at the weekend.
The pullets seem really keen on flying though....went to check on them this afternoon and found them sitting on a branch,ten foot up in the old holly tree in their pen. Hmm. Still if it keeps them happy who am I to argue .....
They did come down pretty sharpish for their tea though....

Am I right in thinking that the colour definition should be set by the third set of feathers? The pullets are already looking pretty good without any black feather tipping on the body, but their hackles could do with being better defined.
Am quite besotted - even the old man's gone soft over the chicks! :bounce:
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 » 01 Jul 2009, 21:24

My broody bantam Vorwerk hatched 3 chicks this week, abandoned the 4th when it was just pipping... She seems to be doing all the right things so far :-)

Vorwerk are like Lakenvelders but quicker, the first couple of sets of feathers look a bit of a mess and they should be properly marked by about 12-14 weeks if my first couple of years hatches are anything to go by. Lakenvelders can still improve in their second season as long as they are kept out of the sun.
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby CP » 02 Jul 2009, 01:02

=D> =D> Pics?
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Magpie » 06 Jul 2009, 22:16

Here you go - she wasn't being helpful and I only had my phone camera but you get the idea :-)

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Re: Vorwerk

Postby surrey bird » 08 Jul 2009, 18:20

Just put 6 eggs in the incubator, from Ebay so been posted, dont know what will happen, usualy like to collect eggs in person. I take it if I get any out I could have fun at night time getting them down from the trees, being as we live in woodland!!!!!!
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby efwellywoman » 08 Jul 2009, 23:45

LOVELY PICS!!!
Here's a couple of my latest bunch, and broody two (Rose) is now in action on another clutch...

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Elizabeth (Speckledy x Maran) with her first hatched Vorwerk.

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Planning the escape route......

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Plus Welsummer & Light Sussex friends & relations

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They're all gorgeous, but this one is looking particularly promising......
Am definitely besotted!
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby CP » 09 Jul 2009, 00:30

They're really beautiful. :grin:
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Matthew Waller » 03 Apr 2010, 20:06

hello im new and i was wondering does anyone have any vorwerk bantams or large fowl trios for sale in lancashire, mersyside or near by those areas?


thanks very much

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Re: Vorwerk

Postby jemma » 26 Apr 2010, 11:48

looking to purchase three Vorwerk Hens anyone know of any breeders in the sussex area
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Big D » 28 Apr 2010, 23:06

This is my Vorwerk. Lovely hen although a bit to soft so the other girls tend to bully her.
I'm hopeful that i'll be able to show her after her next moult as her black has remained where it is supposed to.

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Re: Vorwerk

Postby bantambob » 29 Apr 2010, 20:36

A Vorwerk chick & grower
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Henwoman » 11 May 2010, 18:44

I have five Vorwerk chicks who are nearly seven weeks now. I bought them in at nearly four weeks and they are really growing fast.

How do I post a photo please?
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby Greggorio » 12 Feb 2011, 13:11

Does anyone have any hatching eggs or likely to (bantam, not LF) If so what colours do you have? I'd only want pure breeds so i could guarantee the colour. Just trying to sort out a list of eggs from who for when I'm over at the start of april.

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Re: Vorwerk

Postby ChocOrp » 16 Jun 2011, 08:32

Hi everyone, I've recently bought some vorwerk eggs of the Internet and ive been looking at the colour of the chicks, well we had our first one hatch yesterday and it was like a RIR chick, yellow, do I have the wrong birds because all the vorwerk chicks I've seen are black with a yellow head, any help would be much appreciated, Matthew.
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Re: Vorwerk

Postby DrRob72 » 22 Sep 2011, 23:29

Hi,
We are looking for some Vorwerk Bantam hatching eggs if anyone knows a breeder who sells them.
We are in South Somerset but can travel if someone does not wish to post them.

Any help or advice would be greatly received.

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Rob & Sarah

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