Mr. Bobblehead needs a home!

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by MrsBachbach, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mr. Bobblehead is a beautiful black 14 week old Ameraucana cockeral. He is a friendly fellow and I think would make a nice pet for someone out there. Always comes up to me when I visit the pen, doesn't get overly excited or squawky. Mr. Bobblehead is so named simply because his head bobs! Up and down, up and down! More so when he drops it to eat. It is fairly still when he raises his head to take a look around. So, it's not a constant thing for him, but it doesn't appear, at now 14 weeks of age, that it is a condition that is going to disappear.

    It started at about two weeks of age and he has been that way since. None of his hatchmates are so afflicted. All were vaccinated for Mareks and were isolated in a clean room and brooder in my home for up to five weeks of age. So, I really doubt it is this. I don't know if the problem stems from a reaction to the vaccine or is possibly genetic, but I have never seen this before in the flock. So, he just needs to be a pet for someone. It's a shame because he is going to be a beautiful guy.

    He doesn't have any problems eating or drinking as long as it is not nipple waterers. He can't zero in or keep his head still enough to use one. He does fine in dishes and enjoys a wet ACV mash, just like the others.

    I would be willing to meet someone halfway to deliver him in the Nw Ar area.

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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  3. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a boy, no doubt in my mind.
     
  4. lightchick

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    He crows?
     
  5. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you 100% sure? My lavendars have much more comb by now, looks more like a hen to me...
     
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  7. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see saddle feathers coming out, that's how I know. His comb is practically non existent. It is strange not to see one at this age, but I have seen very small pea combs in some lines of Ameraucana.
     
  8. lightchick

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    Interesting. Could you post pics of his saddle feathers? I still think he is a she!
     
  9. Tara K

    Tara K Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks hen to me too lol
     
  10. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if he, she, it lays an egg it would be a bonus to the new owner!
     

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