Yes that is Phantom we got him at three weeks(possibly 2.5) after his feral mother abandoned him BC he was ill. His eyes were so badly infected that chunks of tissue came out. He is my miracle baby I got up all through the night and fed him every half hour for the first week we had him and he was still less than two tenths of a pound. He was so sick and tiny we didn't think he would make it at all, or that he would be completely blind. He is the uncle(literally) of the two long haired tabbies. We were never able to find the rest of the litter and she was a beautiful tortie, that we were taming. She brought us her litter of four after her milk dried up, she was ill and severely under weight at the time. We doesed her with pills and turkey drippings(cooked a whole turkey-freezer burned for the feral cats we cared for) and saved her and raised the litter, two of whom found their family with us after someone backed out of adopting them.@Sanna
Luna is not so small as that picture any more she's quite q long spotted beauty but I love that picture I called her my baby bird in a nest after it. As a kitten she was the spitting image of a bobcat kitten and we wondered for a while. Lol she's a terror but also very sweet. She also helped me when my 15 year old cat, Cassie, was diagnosed with cancer and had to be put down, Luna was two weeks old. She'll never be Cassie of course but she helped me to realize that I was still needed and loved and she definitely has some of Cassie's inherent sweetness.@forgetful
I agree eggs can be worked on. And the strain I have would make wonderful dp birds if they layed better the cockeral is about 12-15# and some of the pullets(all nearing a year now about 8-9, maybe ten months) are probably ten#. Originally we were planning to work with them as I have two darker pullets and two lighter pullets(the cockeral is also lighter) but now the cockeral is on his last chance before he goes in a pot. I would love to find a nice strain and be able to try them again sometime. Do you sell hatching eggs?
I don't know much about the breeder it was also on craigslist, but my DH2B knew him, I saw his stock they were stunning and healthy. I don't think that he cared much about temperment though it seemed as though they were permanently in their coop, but I'm not sure about that. The coop was clean and he was able to house several roos together. That is one thing I'll say for my cockeral he is nice with the other roos I have, and great with the hens, if only he would stop the aggression.