Dutch the Terrible and A Few of His Mottley Crew

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nine week old Dutch is Hawkeye's son that I hope will be part of a three-rooster Dream Team of Zane, Dutch and Mace, every one a son of Lexie and Hawkeye. Doesn't that boy look just full of himself, LOL?
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  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Makes me wish I could keep roosters!
     
  3. HaileyNJoliesMom

    HaileyNJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    What is Dutch? I bought a crate full of hens from someone and she couldnt indentify any of the breeds she was selling. [​IMG]

    I have a hen that looks just like him
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dutch is a Barred Plymouth Rock. Here's his half-sister, then his mother, Lexie:
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  5. HaileyNJoliesMom

    HaileyNJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Ive identified one of the breeds I have now. [​IMG]
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Those are some pretty birds. One of the sweetest hens I ever had was Blackie the Barred Rock. She would sit on your shoulder whenever you came into the coop. The neighbor kids had raised her in their bedroom until she was 8 weeks old. She just loved people.

    I rehomed her (about 3 years ago) to a BYC member when I lived in Texas. Their kids wanted her to be a "show chicken" [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    With Dutch's two half sisters that are his own age, I have 10 Barred Rock hens and pullets total and 3 BR roosters/cockerels, all full brothers. I love my BRs.
     
  8. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cyn- He is gorgeous!!! I have so wanted to start BR's I have heard such wonderful things about them. I finally got 2 in the brooder now and I plan to order about 6 or 8 more later this fall or veery early spring. They are beautiful.. Trudy [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    I have two six-week-old BR girls. One has been a monster since I got her. Until this morning. Somehow, overnight, she decided that I am not her enemy. She let me PET her when I went to visit this morning. What the heck happened to that bird overnight?
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    He sure is a purty bird, Miss Cyn!
     

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