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Romeo Our Silver Spangled Hamburg Cockeral

By Dawn419, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Dawn419
    I'd like to introduce you to Romeo, our Silver Spangled Hamburg cockeral. When I ordered our day-olds, I had "opted out" on the Free Rare Chick offer...they sent him anyways. I wasn't thrilled at all...at first.
    It was my first time with day-olds and at first, I thought he was one of our Silver Sebrights. Then it dawned on me that his wing pattern was different from the Sebrights. Within a few weeks, he was also noticably bigger than the rest of the chicks.
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    1 week old SSH...

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    3 weeks, 1 day old SSH cockeral...
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    9 weeks, 2 day old SSH and Black Tailed Buff Japanese cockeral (they are the same age, notice the size difference)...
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    15 week old SSH and Easter Egger cockeral...
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    17 week old SSH cockeral...
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    25 1/2 week old SSH and BTBJ cockeral...
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    He is a Light Breed (bigger than a Bantam/smaller than a Standard) and the SSH's are used as a dual-purpose breed (meat/eggs). According to Henderson's Chicken Chart, SSH's are flighty birds but he has been very laid back. He has a wonderfully curious personality and enjoys when I spend time in the run, talking with them. We originally planned on putting him in the freezer (our flock is both pet/livestock) but he has captivated me so bad that I am working on getting him some ladies as soon as I can. I already have put in one order for SSH hatching eggs in the spring. I told Skip that I didn't want to get into incubating but Romeo is an Enabler, as well as Skip and I just placed my order for a HovaBator.
    ***Updated on April 2, 2009***
    Thanks to our member, amazondoc, I am now the proud mom to five SSH little girls ( approximatly 5 - 7 days old) from Ideal hatchery. I brought them home yesterday and they are all doing great. Will be getting pix of them on here very soon but wanted to give them a few days to get settled in before I wear them out with the camera.


    They are considered a Rare Breed and I would love to be able to help change that.
    Thanks for stopping by and checking out our flock!
    Dawn & Skip

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