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I bred the Russell hen to a son of the ½ Lacy-½ Albany-Claret hen which was the mother to the cock I gave Russell and Carl.

Carl’s best cocks were ¾ Lacy-¼ Hatch or other power blood. Lion Creek brood pens include Certified Banded Swift Creek Bruner RH, Dan Gray RH, Johnnie Jumper Radios, Johnnie Jumper Albany, Swift Creek Pure Greys, Rat Graves Leipers and Little Creek Hatch. More I have had gamefowl 62 years of my 74 years of life.

Uncle Ernest died in November 1942.

About the same time Bair obtained from Alva Campbell, of Ky., a little pea-combed roundhead black hen.

He told me that Carl was as fine a young man as you would find anywhere and that you could believe implicitly anything that he told you.

He lived in town and did not keep fowl himself, but had excellent walks where people kept them for him. The Boone blood came from a black hen that Fred Bair (who died about 4 years ago) got from Campbell of Ky. about 11 years ago.

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In the 80's I started with Lacy Roundheads from fowl that I obtained from Mr. Frank Ellis, who lived in Columbiana Alabama. Only two stags were raised from that setting of eggs, Gunter got one of the stags and I got the other. For Information on availability or to order please give us a … Through the years Uncle Ernest, as I called him, wrote several times outlining how the Lacy Roundhead strain was established. I never saw at any time or place any cocks that were better fighters than the “Bair brown-reds”.

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Mr. Shepler wrote that he was sending me as a gift as fine a cock as he ever sent my uncle. He being my first rooster I ever owned I made a pet of him and named him "JoJo." See more ideas about Day old chicks, Hatching eggs, Poultry supplies. NONE SOLD FOR ANY ILLEGAL PURPOSES.

Until then, almost the only thing wanted was pure power blood.

or. Categories. He was a medium red in color, straight comb, yellow legs, rather small. I bred the Russell hen to a stag Carl gave that was from a son of the cock I gave him bred back to his aunts.

Everything traced back within a few generations to just a few individuals, those individuals being the ones described above. Business Service . Judge Ernest Lacy of Jasper, Alabama, who was my mother’s brother, originated the strain of roundheads which bears his name in 1916. This cock was Charlie Hope cock. LACY ROUNDHEAD

They only have about 1/8th or 1/16th of the black Boone blood in them yet 3/4ths of them especially when young, come dark or brown red in color.

About this time I let Mr. Thos. 5 out of 5 stars. More than that, I would not sell any of those in this section, because sooner or later some of my fowl would have to go up against them. And to all you history buffs, I hope that you all have enjoyed this letter. They were basically of Allen and Shelton bloodlines.

All rights reserved. Most are defensive fighters where they always wait their opponent to attack first before they initiate to engage in the fight.

( Log Out /  From this statement you will see that I believe in pretty close breeding, provided, the specimens you select for breeding are of the right kind and type. I have what you might term two strains of Roundhead, most of one of these come with white legs, though some come with yellow legs. But my question is – what is her breeding? Smart but a bit more aggressive compared to Boston, fast multiple shuffler, vertical flyer, high breaker than Boston and more of an accurate cutter. Morgan Whitehackle. About See All. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I have some other cocks, stags, hens, and pullets that I could let you have if you prefer them, but to be perfectly frank, I think you would get the best results fro the trio that I originally wrote you about. Carl and Russell and I bred primarily to this cross of the cock I gave them and their hens as our main line of Lacys from that time on.

As stated in my former letter to you, I have sought to bring about better plumage, but in most instances where I have tried that I have found that I would sacrifice good fighting qualities for plumage. a pea combed, yellow legged, red eyed RH hen – medium station, had white feathers all over body, but not enough to call a spangle color – To this hen I bred a 5.14 white legged, pea comb, black-breasted red, above medium stationed cock that Judge E.W. There are no comments yet.

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I got first-class roundheads from this cross, very game and capable fighters. Clearly, she considered a liking of gamefowl to be a family weakness. Carl was a young man in his early twenties in those days, and he fed for both his father and Uncle Ernest, helped him with his walks, etc.

Russell gave the baby stag to the owner of the yard where he was bred and the owner sold him for $1.00. (Author’s Note: This account is not for publication in any journals or otherwise during my lifetime.

The Albany-Claret cock Mr. Shepler sent me was not at all impressive in looks. I’ve loved a good roundhead cock since those days.

In reference to the inquiries contained in your letter will say that originally I secured from Mr. Burnell Shelton, of Mississippi, a very fine looking roundhead hen upon which I bred a white leg cock that Judge E.W. ( Log Out / 

Not rated yet. Cockers who carry on the Lacys have asked me to write an account of how the family of Lacys, which friends and I have carried on, has been bred during those 50 years.

While my roundheads are practically pure Allen and Shelton roundheads, yet, all of them carry a very small percentage of blood which is locally known as the “Bair brown-red”. I selected 5 pullets from this mating and bred them in 1917 to a stag I raised in 1916 out of eggs that Will Gunter & I got from Shelton. As stated previously, most of them were from the cross of the cock I gave Carl and Russell and their Lacy hens.

I have found that my cocks do better in what we down here call the style of heels that are known as the old Huff gaggers, using 2-/8 on the small cocks and 2-1/4 on the large cocks. The hens are out of hens that are sisters to the bad-tailed cock, and they are out of a cock that is a half brother to the sire of the bad-tailed cock.

At the time of Uncle Ernest’s death, they were out of Lacy blood.

I am always glad to hear from one who has good roundheads and who knows how to breed them, there are many breeders but few good ones according to my observation.

We exchanged brood fowl so frequently that our Lacys have been essentially the same bloodlines since the mid-1950’s.

Since her offspring by these cocks comprise much of the foundation of my Lacy family, I will describe the most important cocks she was bred to.

I was very lucky.

G.W. Here is another copy of a letter to Mr. Moreland by the Judge describing his Lacy Roundheads: Your letter of June 1st with the $5.00 enclosed therewith was received last Friday. From that mating I raised a nice bunch of pullets, enough for two yards of five pullets each, and on each of those yards I bred two white leg roundheads that I got from Shelton the year after he purchased the original hen.

If after you receive the chickens you are not satisfied, please write me and return the chickens, and I will return the purchase price. Most are offensive, where they initiate the first move to attack their opponent, and some bluffs their opponent like flying high in mid-air or in close fight moving their head and body from left to right as fast as they could to deceive the opponent. I put no new blood in my stock until 1927, when through Tom Judge, I secured from a party named Ledbetter, who lived near Birmingham a cock called “two-toe” which was placed at the head of one of my yards of roundhead hens.

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