Kathy, I find that even Suede's bunch takes long vacations, and they get longer, the older the hens get. But, of course, he's outlived all his blue girls except for Dusty, who, coincidentally, quit laying again a few weeks ago for no apparent reason other than she's over four years old and decided she didn't wanna do it, dang it.
EVERYONE should have what they want. I don't dispute that or deny anyone their passion. They just should understand that opinion is just that, opinion, not some edict from On High, that one is truly better than another. In the end, it's a chicken, even if it's the best looking, most close to the SOP ever hatched on the planet. And if it's mean as a snake, I don't give a flying fig how perfect it looks-it's outta here! See, red leakage aside, I don't care for the looks of that rooster you just posted. I don't know why exactly, maybe that I can't even see his legs? I don't like the roundness and "super-fluff" of him, same as I don't like other breeds that show that same roundness and "waddle". It's just not my cup of tea and that is my opinion, not gospel fact, just opinion and preference. And you don't have to like mine, either. Hopefully, friendships are not based on liking the same chickens!
ETA: I bet if a coyote was chasing your boy and Suede, he'd get to yours first. Suede can really hoof it!
Edited by speckledhen - 2/26/12 at 3:40pm