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The Malcolms

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ISO - splash bantams, please help
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:32:39 PM »
Hello all. 
It sounds like several of you have had predator problems this year and we were not immune.  An unknown predator killed all of our white bantams and all of our blue and black bantams as well.  While we are mourning all of those the greatest losses were our sons' showmanship birds.  Walt's silver hen and Gus's splash hen (that he hatched) were in the blue pen for some outside time and killed when the whatever broke in.  This critter learned how to open the doors of our condos and get inside the actual house to massacre the birds at night.  We have shot 2 raccoons elsewhere on the farm but the live trap near the birds has still not caught anything.
We may or may not want to replace our blues and blacks but Gus would love to find 2 or 3 splash bantam pullets or hens.  He is looking for birds suitable for showmanship.  If you can help please let us know.  We can even arrange to pick up if you are within a day's drive or so.  He is desperate.
Thanks for you time, the Malcolm family

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Re: ISO - splash bantams, please help
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 09:02:05 AM »
Can't help with splash, but I expect to have a few good white bantams available at our national meet at the end of September.  They won't all be in show condition, as many have already been laying awhile, and they are in a pen where they can get stained by standing under the roosts.  But they are good stock, from a combination of Buske and Walchak ancestors.
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Re: ISO - splash bantams, please help
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 08:59:50 PM »
Thank you so much for the offer Mike.  We are not sure if we can make nationals due to HS Homecoming.  Also some of our best birds were the ones lost.  We did get chicks from John but they may not be mature enough.  I will pass your kind offer along to the boys.  Thank you again!

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Re: ISO - splash bantams, please help
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 09:10:32 AM »
I'm not sure when you would need them by, but I do have shipping boxes on hand.  It would have to be cooler weather, but it should be fine by September.
Mike Gilbert
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