Central Alabama - Silver Pencilled Rocks & Black/Birchen Maran Breeding Pairs

ElizH

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Hatched 7/13/20 these guys are about 1yr & 3m old. We're changing up our breeding program to focus on different things and are looking for good homes for these guys. The roosters are fantastic and have never attacked us & the hens are great layers!

About the roosters:
They have been housed together in the same run& coop since the day they hatched (along with 10-15 hens at any given time) and get along very well together. Chief (Black/Birchen Maran) is the bossy one and Cadre (Silver Pencilled Rocks) is more laid back and tends to be more watchful of the hens. Once when they were free ranging in the yard the bottom fell out and it started POURING rain - everyone dashed back to the run to get out of the rain.... except a couple hens who were in the brush. Cadre saw they hadn't made it in and went running back out into the rain and herded them back to the run. He's one of my favorite roosters and I'll miss his antics. Cadre is big on 'bed time' and will drag his ladies by the neck feathers up the coop ramp if they aren't coming in when he calls.

About the hens:
They have been housed with the roosters since they hatched. Molly (Black/Birchen Maran) is quite skittish and cannot be held, but she will eat out of your hand if you have something particularly tasty to offer... tomatoes, grapes, worms, etc. She's molting at the moment so she's not her usual pretty self, but typically she has the shiniest black feathers that glisten green & blue in the sunlight. Ethel (Silver Pencilled Rocks) is always the first to dive on a snack and is a fantastic mother. If you leave eggs in the nesting box for 2-3 days she'll go broody and sit. She has hatched a clutch and is a good momma. Both hens are great layers!
 

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ElizH

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