Anyone have them? I have a trio of Tomaru. They were gifted to me last fall - I'd always wanted some!
At first, I wasn't too enamored with them. But, the longer I've had them, the more they are growing on me. They are talkative, and seem to be happy to see me when I arrive to the barn. They have an interesting "voice" and their variations in tone of chattering is interesting and unique. They also seem to study things to try and figure it out (like how the water bottle is attached to the side of the breeder cage....and pecking & pecking at the plastic hanger thingy until they get it undone!).
They are now 23 weeks, and in the last week, they've been acting differently. I've been wondering if they're getting ready to lay, and have opened up their nest box. Sure enough, this morning for the first time, I saw the cockerel attempt to breed one of the pullets. I've searched online and have found almost nothing regarding the breed. Can anyone offer information on them? I'd love to learn more about them! Here are a few pics - very informal, not taken to show their beauty, just taken on spurs of the moment:
23 weeks - pullets dust bathing in a horse stall:
ETA: I really do need to get some better pictures, as they truly are a beautiful breed - these pics showing them all dirty sure don't do them any justice!
SPECIALIZING IN: Jersey Giants. Black Copper Marans. Blue Marans. Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks.
Just for fun: First & second generation "olive eggers," and a few ducks - Welsh Harlequin, Black Swedish, Black Runner.