And Then She Was a He

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pdxblossom, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    My sweet Black Australorp . . . four weeks old which means only four - five more months until I get my first egg. Right?!? That comb thing is just, um, this season's best in style accessory for the ladies. Right?!?

    Shall I paint the coop blue or pink?
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    Three little birds . . .
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    One of two sweet as can be Light Brahmas
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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Sorry but that's definitely a cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Yikes. Four weeks old huh,....cocka doodle roo...sorry! [​IMG] Especially if your IN pdx... [​IMG]
     
  4. Pequena Bandada

    Pequena Bandada Small Flock

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    I think you're going to need a blue section in that coop. My 15 week Australorps have combs that are smaller than your 4 weeker. Sorry!
     
  5. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    Guess it's time to enroll him in a RRP (Rooser Relocation Program)! He's so dang sweet though - and very advanced for his age (already roosting). This is gonna break my heart.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I'm sorry you have to get rid of him. Darn Portland rules!! Try contacting Multnomah Co. 4H to see if you can find him a 4H home maybe...

    Good luck!!
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Blue is a Guy Color. [​IMG]
     
  8. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    I actually called the store where I purchased him to see if they had any ideas. They do have a Rooster Relocation Program (!!) and I'll be finding him a good home soon. Possibly even this weekend, though I don't want to let him go . . . I just don't want him to really bond with the girls and then pull them apart. Silly I know.

    I'm going to pick up two new girls this weekend - hopefully around the same age as the Light Brahmas to make introduction easier. I'd love another Australorp and possible a New Hampshire Red, Barred Rock or Easter Egger.

    Thanks everyone for their help!
     
  9. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Congrats on finding some help with your RRP! With having such docile birds as the light brahmas, I'd skip the NHR - my personal experience is that they are far more aggressive birds....

    Good luck with your new girls!! [​IMG]
     
  10. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    I had read they were a bit tempermental, but last weekend I met three really great NHRs that were getting along famously with a pair of Light Brahmas. Thanks for the advice though! I guess I'll wait until I get to Urban Farm and see what's available in the 5 - 6 week range.

    Thanks again for all of your help.
     

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