Very beautiful. Where did you come across a lavender EE? I've never seen one!
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Thank you! It was actually an accident. The breeder I bought her from had been trying to breed for lavender in her Easter Eggers and didn't know she had actually succeeded. She sold her to me as a lavender Orpington, but Stormy ended up growing a beard and earmuffs and her body is exactly an Easter Egger 😄 I asked the breeder about it, and she confirmed that she was a lavender EE. I got her from Sunnyside Up Ranch in Norco.
Check craigslist and your local animal shelter. They have a bunch of roos in San Diego shelters right now because there was a bust of a fighting ring recently. They aren't fighting roos, they're standard breeds and adoptable.
Wes's Pets and Feed in El Monte has a back room with cages of full-grown roos that owners want to sell because the roos are too nice sometimes to cull - many different breeds - I've seen Cochins, Leghorns, EEs, etc. Call him to see if he's got any in-store now. A private Silkie breeder displayed his dozen birds in one of Wes's store pens which is how we selected a sexed juvenile Silkie pullet and not a chick. Of course, Wes has chicks and hatching eggs, too.
you can order just cockrels.... they are cheaper
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
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