Originally Posted by memphis
I think that's a good idea to give Sidekick a few girls. Have you considered putting Porter in a pen with a few girls? Just until Coffee picks him up? He's gorgeous. Are you still considering adding a Bourbon Red or Royal Palm hen to the mix?
I have thought about it, (Porter) But I do not think I will be doing that. Coffee has said I can get porter eggs to hatch from her when the girls move there. I plan to do that. Porter has genes I want to continue. He is so large, so non-aggressive, his body is so tall there is a lot of room for meat there. Besides being a pretty color. But every color Porter can have so can JJ and Ethel.
I am hoping I get a Rusty Slate Tom from them this year. JJ is going to be 3 in April. R2elk says Toms only breed until about 4. ( or their fertility goes down) So I need a replacement for him. JJ will never grace a table, He will live here until he is gone. (If I am ever forced to get rid of him or Ethel, I will make sure hey go to a good home where they can free range together). JJ and Ethel are as close to Lappers as I get. They are my pets. For an old farm kid to say a turkey is a pet is a BIG deal.
I am going to bring some other birds into the mix. I have made a deal with Holm for some eggs. I so like the looks of his Tom and want it in a Hen.
BTW it has warmed up a lot today, it is all the way up to -13! It is going to be a nice day!