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Ravyn

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A certain now-banned member of BYC used to take great delight in posting screenshots of hysterically appropriate ads that popped up when he was reading the "Old Folks" thread.:p

He didn't just post those on TOFH, lol...

Too bad he couldn't stick to harmless humor...
 

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If you only knew the truth... :(

Yeah, he got banned for good reason. Leaving it at that.

Hmm, it's looking like the doe and buck pair that I found can be bred together, colorwise, but then the offspring should only ever be used in breeding to try to make more BEW, the buck's color. Shouldn't ever be sold for anything else except as pets.

Makes me wonder if I might want to keep an eye peeled for another buck.
 

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Yeah, he got banned for good reason. Leaving it at that.

I've known a few others who were banned for good reason (or probably should have been), but I still enjoyed their antics when they weren't going too far.;)

@Pyxis Yeah, BEW is one of those colors that is best kept to itself. When BEW is bred to another color, most of the babies wind up some combination of color and white; a lot have it in a surprising resemblance to the Dutch pattern.


A lot of people love 'em, though, and charge more for them just because of their color.:idunno
 

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I've known a few others who were banned for good reason (or probably should have been), but I still enjoyed their antics when they weren't going too far.;)

@Pyxis Yeah, BEW is one of those colors that is best kept to itself. When BEW is bred to another color, most of the babies wind up some combination of color and white; a lot have it in a surprising resemblance to the Dutch pattern.


A lot of people love 'em, though, and charge more for them just because of their color.:idunno

Very cute! Bet they would go well as pets. But I do want to be able to breed for 'real' colors too, I might be looking to show down the line, so I think I will keep an eye out for another buck.
 

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So my silkie bantam duckling has been internally pipped for about 24 hours now. I went ahead and made a tiny saftey hole. How long should I let it go before I make an external pip? I'm worried because it never went into lockdown. Not sure if the lower humidity could cause problems..
 

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So my silkie bantam duckling has been internally pipped for about 24 hours now. I went ahead and made a tiny saftey hole. How long should I let it go before I make an external pip? I'm worried because it never went into lockdown. Not sure if the lower humidity could cause problems..


You're just south of me, right? I wouldn't think it would... I hatch dry all the time... besides, without an external pip, there's little risk of drying the membrane unless you live in a desert and it was low humidity for days...
 

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You're just south of me, right? I wouldn't think it would... I hatch dry all the time... besides, without an external pip, there's little risk of drying the membrane unless you live in a desert and it was low humidity for days...
I'm in northern California. I've been keeping humidity around 40 percent. I usually do closer to 70 for lockdown just because I'm in and out. Weve had really temperamental weather lately. 60 degrees one day and 90 the next. Been having trouble keeping even temps and humidity. Normally I'm way better at being on top of things. These all had detached air cells so instead of turning I tilted them in an egg carton as suggested by the person I purchased them from. The air cells always stayed big though. Thats why I didn't realize it had drawn down yet until i saw it had internally pipped. All my calls ended up needing help. Not sure if it was from bad incubating, bad shipping or just because they can be difficult to hatch.
 
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