For some reason all of our roosters prefer the Buff girls. Must be something about those bodacious fluffy bums that drives them wild. I've been busily sewing hen aprons for ours and the hens are strutting around like models on the runway.
What's strange is that we have Welsummer hens as well as the Buff O's and the roosters still go for the Buffs. Of course the Buffs don't beat up the boys the way the Wellies do if they push their attentions too far.
One of our Buff hens just presented us with 8 adorable chicks:
Here she is with one of her first hatched chicks peeping out from under her wing. Her brood of Buff O and Buff O/Welsummer cross chicks are now two weeks old.
What a loving little momma she is.
I can hardly wait for another one to go broody so I can shove some Black and Lavender O eggs under her. I really have come to love the Orpington breed of chickens.