The king (or prince) of my flock is a Bantam Cochin. Prince Igor was given to me by my mom, who hatched him at my parents' farm in McAlpin, Florida. I chose Igor to start my new flock because he, of all his siblings, had the most attitude even at just a few days old... That sure has not changed! Now approximately 6 months old, Igor is still the lead rooster with 2 Bantam Cochin hens and several younger but much larger Rhode Island Reds living on our farm. We are patiently waiting to hear his first crow! We got the RIRs from an auction in McAlpin that we go to with my family on some Saturdays. It was my first attempt to purchase laying hens so I bid on a cage of 5 beautiful red "hens"... but it turned out to be 3-4 month old pullets and/or cockerels. We sold the largest 2 and kept the 3 that we thought might actually be hens. We are still in the dark, hoping they will lay or crow soon? My guess is that the RIRs are 5 months now. In the photos, you will see Prince Igor at less than a week old, and at 6 months with his flock. He is really starting to fill out!
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