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Bantamoftheoperas Gold Flock

  1. BantamoftheOpera
    Our flock was started in 2010. We started with six birds from a feed store that orders through cackle hatchery. We call this flock our "Senior Flock".

    This is a picture of my devoted boyfriend and most members of the senior flock on his lap. Can you tell he has meal worms? [​IMG]
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    Senior Flock Bios:

    Tizzy: Tizzy is mommy's little girl! She is an easter egger who lays a slight green tinted egg. She loves to sit on shoulders and is content to be picked up at all times. Here is a picture of her as a young pullet.

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    Dina: Dina was named after Idina Menzel. We decided to name her after a Broadway diva to honor Barbara the Barred Rock. Dina lives up to the diva barred rock persona. She is my alpha hen. Here is a picture of Tizzy and Dina taken in December of 2011

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    Opal: Opal has a very unique personality. She is friendly but it it has to be on her own terms. She is a black sex link. Here is a picture of her as a young pullet

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    Here is a more recent picture of Opal and Lily

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    Lily: Lily is my most curious bird. She is a hatchery quality Rhode Island Red. She is often a camera hog!

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    Ruby: Ruby is my only shy bird, she doesn't like to be held and that's fine with me. She can usually be found somewhere within five feet of where I'm sitting. The only time she is on my lap is when she becomes jealous of opal. She is a red sex link. I do not have an individual shot of Ruby due to her skittish nature, so here she is with the rest of the senior flock. She is the only red who has a visible face in this picture.

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    Ginny: Ginny is a very sweet, but independent bird, she is usually the last one back in the run when I'm rounding them all up after their free range time. Her floppy comb makes her quite comedic at times.

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    Group Photo of the Senior Flock:

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    Junior Flock Bios:

    Sephiroth: Sephiroth is a Light Brahma cockerel that I got at three weeks old from the feed store in summer of 2011. He is a big marshmallow and he make a really great rooster.

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    Rowena: Rowena is Sephiroth's favorite hen, she is also a light brahma. She is a very average hen, she is not usually cuddly, but she does allow handling and is very nurturing to the other birds.

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    Bellatrix: Bellatrix is second on my shoulder after Tizzy. I got her from a friend here on BYC and she is one of my best birds. She is a black sex link, she was the first of the juniors to lay an egg.

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    Godric Godric is a very special bird. He is a runt partridge silkie, so he is very small. I say he, but he is actually a she. We got Godric from a friend because they thought Godric was a rooster, we got used to calling Godric a "he" and it kinda stuck. Godric still hasn't laid an egg to prove that she is a she, but we don't care because brave little Godric is the heart of our flock. (Since these pictures we have gotten that beak taken care of.)
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    So that is our flock! Our Sophomore Bantam flock is set to hatch May 14 courtesy of MyPetChicken. [​IMG] We call our collective flock the GOLD flock because our flock needed a name on facebook, so we called them Chickens T.R. GOLD, or Chickens TizzyRuby GinnyOpalLilyDina.[​IMG]

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  1. BantamoftheOpera
    Thank you for the compliment on my rooster. He gets more handsome every day. We tried filing and using clippers on his beak, but it never quite came out perfect, then we got the flock a "flock block" and it filed down more on it's own, It's still not perfect, but he is very content now and can eat much easier.
  2. teach1rusl
    Very nice! Your roo is SO pretty! And I'm curious; how'd you do your silky's beak? Did you file it, or use nail clippers...or something else???
  3. BantamoftheOpera
    I like to think they're all very happy with us. :)
  4. Gargoyle
    They look very happy. :)
  5. BantamoftheOpera
    Thank you, I pick the names once I pick the breeds but usually before I get the birds. Bellatrix is the only one that I did not name, but her name fits well with the rest of the flock. Sephiroth was also not named before I got him. His original name was Minerva, because he was sold to us as a hen, but I realized pretty quickly that that was not the case and we renamed him.
  6. brambleberries
    I just LOVE all the beautiful, unique names! Sephiroth and Rowena! How spectacular! Especially love the pic of your boyfriend with hens all over him :):) So adorable!

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