Maine!?! I love Maine!
The eggs arrived on Tuesday, I put them in the incubator last night...
along with some of my own, well, my hen's eggs. I'm looking at a September 30 hatch date.
I love the home grown chicks as they have such unique and beautiful colors but I couldn't resist the temptation of these blubars.
I also have a home grown hen that seems is be born to set, she is setting on her second batch this year, I hope she is not disappointed!
Did you get any cockerels hatch out of your batch of Cuckoo Bluebars? We got only one - crooked toes and a nasty temperament. The girls are all sweet. This one boy is a holy terror.
Could this come from the genetics? Are barred Hollands aggressive? (I ask because someone suggested Barred Hollands may be in the mix.) Or might there be a wilder breed in there?
We've had many roosters of various breeds and all ended up being sweet or tolerable. Not this one.