My Motley Crow

By EyeHeartBantams, Aug 10, 2012 | Updated: Sep 2, 2012 | |
  1. EyeHeartBantams

    WIP

    My flock is just that; a motley little crew of mismatch chickens from breeders and hatcheries alike. It started with an afternoon at the auction, seeking chickens for my grandfather, and turned into me bringing home a trio of beautiful birds to start my own flock with (not to mention three birds for my grandfather).

    At the head of my flock is the Royal Family...

    The King


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    Name: Tarzan
    Gender: Rooster
    Born: 2012 Hatch (month unknown, bought May 2012)
    Breed: Red Jungle Fowl


    Tarzan is protective of his girls but has never made a move to harm me even when I'd weasel a hand in under his girls when they're sitting. He's diligent, and ever since his queens have started sitting, he hardly ever leaves them alone and keeps a close eye on them. He's definitely wanting to see his bloodline continue.

    His Queens


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    Names: Jane and Penny
    Gender: Hens
    Born: 2012 Hatch (month unknown, bought May 2012)
    Breed: Red Jungle Fowl


    The Hatchery Young'uns

    I purchased ten mixed unsexed bantam chicks from a hatchery this summer, and ended up receiving quite a mix of critters. Alas, I must say RIP to the pair of Sebright chicks I received; I lost them both in the beginning of August 2012, both to my father's unruly, chicken-killing dog. So RIP Agate and Pyrite; you'll be dearly missed my girls. But the others are still alive and well and being total pests to me; I love them to death.


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    Name: Oxford
    Gender: Pullet
    Born: June 4, 2012
    Breed: OEGB
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    Name: London
    Gender: Pullet
    Born: June 4, 2012
    Breed: OEGB
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    Name: Mr Foofy
    Gender: Cockerel
    Born: June 4, 2012
    Breed: White Silkie Bantam
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    Name: Fricassee
    Gender: Cockerel
    Born: June 4, 2012
    Breed: White Frizzle Cochin Bantam
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    Name: Nihon
    Gender: Cockerel
    Born: June 4, 2012
    Breed: White Japanese Bantam
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    Name: Nippon
    Gender: Pullet
    Born: June 4, 2012
    Breed: Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam


    The Randos

    On a whim I went out and bought some rather lovely chicks from a local lady; two of unknown mixed bantam breeding, and four Polish/Cochin cross chicks. They're quite lovely babies, especially the PolCos.


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    The PolCos
    Names: Ebony, Mini, Brooster, and Obsidian (from bottom left to right)
    Genders: Cockerel, Pullet, Cockerel, Cockerel
    Age: About two months
    Breed: Polish/Cochin cross

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