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I've got a little black rooster, too lazy to say his name!...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joannadale, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. joannadale

    joannadale Out Of The Brooder

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    Dec 21, 2008
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    I'm sooooo new at chicken keeping but find I am loving it. I've taken over my grandfather's place and the coop had been damaged and the chickens taken off. I'm down here in New Zealand so we have no predators that could harm them and today I found this group around by the vege patch.
    I have no idea what they are can someone help me out with a breed?
    Not worked out yet how to get a picture onto the page, as they on my blog perhaps you could let me know from that picture. Thanks.
    Is it ok to have different breeds in the same coop?. hope that's not a dumb question.
    Joanna

    http://gardencottageblog.ruqqa.com
     
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Wow!
    Thanks, grandpa!

    I don't know what your chickens are, but it looks like you have an enchanted cottage there. Congrats, and good luck!
     
  3. joannadale

    joannadale Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I thought Renee, such a surprise when I got here. I hadn't seen even a photo of it just keys and papers handed over by my lawyer!
    Thanks for the welcome though.
    Joanna.

    http://www.gardencottageblog.ruqqa.com
     
  4. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Joanna, that sounds like a dream come true. It looks like you have quite a garden too. Have you made some new friends there?
    Have you looked at Feathersite? One of your chickens may be a brown leghorn, but I'm not good at this...

    See the photo of the flock of brown leghorns:
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Leghorns/BRKLeghorns.html
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008
  5. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    Hi Joanne,

    Wow, what an adventure you are having. Good for you.

    Your place looks wonderful, much better than back here in soggy old UK. lol

    I saw your pics and the first 2 show chickens identical to mine. Here in the Uk at least they are called Black Rocks. I looked for them in particular becaue they are hardy birds that are good layers.

    Maybe someone there can tell you a bit more about them, but here there is a place in Scotland where this particular mix has been given the name of Black Rocks, and in other places they are called pepperpots, as the Scots guy has rights over the name.

    They are a cross between a Rhode Island Red Roo and a Plymouth Rock Hen.

    I found my girls in September and they were point of Lay, and are now finally laying daily, and they are such lovely girls, really. Good fun to watch, friendly, and very happy little chickens.

    I will try to post some pics of them and you can see the similarity.

    Love your adventure, thank you for posting. keep us up to date with your journey.

    Jena.
     
  6. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    Joanne,

    I have put this pic in here so you can see the similarity with my girls.

    This was taken when I first got them and they were very young.

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    They are much bigger now,but you can see the colour mix.

    Jena.
     
  7. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    What a nice life change for you Joanne! Enjoy your cottage and new friends. Bravo for taking on the challenge! Hope you get lots of good eggs.
     
  8. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    We were all so enthralled with your blog site and situation, we missed this part!

    Your question about housing different breeds in the same coop?

    Nope, doesn't matter at all, they can easily be kept together unless you wish to specialize in one pure breed, it's fine!! Especially if they're used to each other already. Sometimes if you have one 'odd' colored hen, the others will pick on it, but not always, probably not even often... just keep an eye on them!
     

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