Hello...from a new member in New York

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thirsty, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. thirsty

    thirsty New Egg

    Nov 10, 2013
    Hello from NY! I came across this site looking for more information on how to incorporate some new birds into my existing flock a few months back. I did not become a member then, but did search through the forums for information which paid off for me in the end. Currently, we have 8 birds, 5 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Barred Rock and two other birds in which I am unsure of. We started with the Red's about 2 years ago when my father brought 6 of them to our home, unannounced, as gifts for our 3 boys. At first I was like, "Thanks a lot!", but then watching how excited the boys were when they first saw them and watching them grow from chicks, to hens changed my feelings quite a bit. This past summer we decided to add a few more birds to our flock and acquired 6 new chicks from a local ad on Craigslist. 3 turned out to be roosters and one passed unexpectedly a few weeks later. We gave the roosters away to keep nice with the neighbors, who are awesome and never seem to mind our girls foraging on their lawns (a dozen eggs here and there pays off). We also lost one of the Reds this summer too. Any hoot, we love our birds and look forward to adding more to our flock this spring! My coop is homemade and is large enough to comfortably hold at least 15 birds total. I do have a quick question about one of our birds. I am unsure of the breed, but this bird is huge. It makes my Red's look tiny, lol. I will post a pic and am hoping someone can help identify what kind of bird this is. I look forward to meeting some new folks and learning and sharing as I go.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] you could post his photo on "what breed or gender is this," the front half- legs, stance, head & what seems to be a dubbed comb makes me think he is a game breed or game cross.- the back half of him- I can't even guess at.

    You could put "Game bird thread," in the search box and see what comes up. I'm sure the people there can tell you a lot more than me.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  4. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
  5. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

  6. thirsty

    thirsty New Egg

    Nov 10, 2013
    Thank you all for the welcome! I will post this pic to the correct section as requested.
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Pretty boy, he's a Splash (Blue) Laced Red Wyandotte, one of my favorite colors.
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  8. kimmerjo

    kimmerjo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2013
    western new york
    Welcome to BYC I'm also from New York.
  9. thirsty

    thirsty New Egg

    Nov 10, 2013
    Love it!

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