Originally Posted by Gallo del Cielo
Originally Posted by pdx2phx
I know this is kinda late, but I have been meaning to post some pics of our new ladies from the show last Saturday!
They're still in the "getting introduced phase" so have been kept together in a separate coop/small run from all of the others, other than a couple of times we've put them elsewhere in the yard in this little pen for a bit so they could catch some new scenery and the groups could check each other out....
Cujo the Stealth roo checking out the new hotties
He thinks his name should be Mr. Fantastic...
We are quite enamored of the two white Modern Games....they are so inquisitive and interesting looking!
Also seen are two Crele Old English Games .
The very wild Serama hen we have been calling "Psycho" (although here she is deceptively calm looking) and the Crele OEGBs. We hope to introduce Psycho in with Cujo the roo
and his 3 other Serama ladies (Houdini, Webster and Squirrely)
How are you liking the Modern Games? Are they integrated with the other birds yet? I'm super curious about those guys. I just love their stature and the look in their eye , but I worry they'd be more than I could contain in my urban yard if I allowed them to free range. They look like they might treat a 5' block wall like it was a minor obstacle. Have you let them loose in the yard yet?
we've turned them loose and they're behaving themselves! They seem to enjoy exploring the yard and so far I haven't seen them do anything the OEGBs can't do (but basically choose not to do). They all have access all around the yard now but the 5 new ones haven't strayed too far from their coop. The 5 (2 moderns, 2 creles and the serama) are still sticking together for the most part, but the 2 moderns will sneak in with the others to snag food and such so they're not shy! And they're already laying....pretty big eggs for such little bodies, but they do look like they've got a wider stance/hips than the OEGBs....
They definitely know where the treats come from and are very curious and chatty with that little meep-meep-meep chattery kinda noise they make (noises like my OEGBs, but maybe a little more variety of the chattery noises)? Sounds more like a conversation or commentary on whatever we're doing! So far in behavior they really remind me of the OEGBs, but with that crazy stature....like herons or water birds, and sometimes when they're paused from whatever they're getting into they will lift up a leg and stand like a stork I really am enjoying them. They're very interested in people but aren't wild about being picked up, although once they're in your hand they're not too worried about it....
I see myself wanting more Moderns...they're little, right??
Edited to add: we are in a suburban block wall type environment too in N. Phoenix...have 2 coops but they are open during the day so everyone free ranges. The only issues we've had with flightiness (so far anyway) were with Japanese bantams.
Edited by pdx2phx - 2/19/12 at 10:36pm