Chickens @ Awahuri, NZ


FIL’s Birds

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The Garden Rooster
Male‚ Mixed breed

Similar to RIR
Green tipped breast feathers

α rooster until mid May, 2011








DECEASED: May 16, 2011
Booster (the Orchard Rooster)
Male‚ Mixed breed
Garden Rooster’s brother?
Similar to RIR

α rooster from mid May, 2011

(Sire to 1 chick with Princess 1April-26April – died of cold)







22mm Black spiral ring: R. Leg
Fleur
Female, Mixed breed

Similar to RIR
Long flopped comb
Older bird

Egg laying
Bumble foot?






18mm Fluorescent Yellow clip ring: R. Leg
Red
Female, Mixed breed

Similar to RIR
Pale red-brown feathers
Black tipped neck feathers
Tall comb

Broody – poor mother
Blondie’s mum





18mm Red clip ring: R. Leg
Dolly
Female, Mixed breed

Similar to RIR
Bulky body
Lots of green tipped feathers
Wide pea comb

Broody – fantastic mother
Cockle, Chip and Lil’Red’s mum
Blondie’s foster mum




18mm Pale Blue clip ring: R. Leg
Vi (Violet)
Female, Mixed breed
Buttercup’s sister?

Similar to RIR
Bright striked feathers
Dark grey-brown tips
Dark head feathers
Short comb

Lays pale medium sized eggs




18mm Purple clip ring: R. Leg
Buttercup
Female, Mixed breed
Vi’s sister?

Similar to RIR
Bright striked feathers
Dark grey-brown tips
Very dark head feathers with green tips
Erect defined comb






18mm Buttercup Yellow clip ring: R. Leg

Green
Female, Mixed breed

Similar to RIR
Contrasted black laced and striked feathers
Erect defined comb
Very dark head feathers with green tips







18mm Light Green clip ring: R. Leg
Princess
Female, Mixed breed

Similar to RIR
Speckled feathers
Medium undefined comb
Slightly darker head feathers

Broody – 1 autumn hatch died in cold.
Lays tiny, slightly dark eggs.
Prefers to lay out of the nest box?



18mm Dark Blue clip ring: R. Leg
Peewittle
Female, Mixed breed
Mid November 2010

Similar to RIR
Short comb
Dark head feathers








18mm Dark Blue clip ring: R. Leg
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My Birds

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Blondie
Female?, Mixed breed
14 Jan, 2011

Similar to RIR
Walks with a limp
Pale red gold feathers
Tiny black specks in feathers

Pathetic runt - easy to catch and handle

Red’s biological chick
Dolly’s foster chick


No leg Ring
Chip
Female?, Mixed breed
30 Jan, 2011

Similar to RIR
Sparse speckled wings
Dark head feathers

Small and timid with spindly legs

Dolly’s chick




18mm Blue spiral ring: L. Leg
Cockle
âMale‚ Mixed breed
30 Jan, 2011 (started crowing 5 July, 2011)

Similar to RIR
Feathers laced in dark green
Some green in tail
Very bulky
Thick strong legs
Erect defined comb

Friendly and approachable

Dolly’s chick

18mm Teal spiral ring: L. Leg

Lil’Red
Female?, Mixed breed
30 Jan, 2011

Similar to RIR
Even light red-brown colour
Dark spots on ends of head and neck feathers
Fairly large

Bold and independent

Dolly’s chick



18mm Fluorescent Orange clip ring: L. Leg

Joey
Male‚ Plymouth Barred Rock
31 Jan, 2011

- Largest of a brood of 6 chicks
- Bought at 8 weeks
- 4 chicks survived hawk attacks
- 2 cockerels buthcered (21-22weeks)
- Currently only 1 other sibling remaining





22mm White spiral ring: L. Leg

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