My Mini Flock

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by teenchik, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. teenchik

    teenchik Out Of The Brooder

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    On Saturday December 4th I bought Old English Game Bantam one rooster and three hens off an auction: They all got baths for mite and beak, talons, and spur shortened these are their pictures

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    The names are Capitan Jack Swordspur (Rooster) Betty Blackbeak (Dark Hen) Susie Gentlewing (light hen)

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    I'll keep posting but what do you think of my rooster? he is a little worse for wear because of the horrible mites, and a fight he got in with a bigger rooster the night we got them, but do you think i'll be able to show him in a year or two?
     
  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Oh my goodness.. are they ever cute... what great names!!!! Nice job on the baths... [​IMG] they look squeaky clean!!!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Love the names! Not sure about show quality, but kudos for taking such good care of them!
     
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before you show him you need to dubb him.
     
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    I personally like them with combs.... The mere thought of carving up my poor little chicken [​IMG] ...makes me weak in the knees.... [​IMG] I think they are cute as is... the combs are the best part.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I like the combs, too. Is dubbing necessary for the health of the bird? I know in fighting stock they dub the comb for obvious reasons.
     
  8. teenchik

    teenchik Out Of The Brooder

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    Upon find out what dubbing is I bitterly refused to show my little captian, the comb and waddles are his majesty, he wouldn't be a rooster with out them. And if anybody would like to be on a list to buy some their offspring, or eggs when they start laying again please email me at [email protected]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Good for you for not dubbing! Yes, that is his crown and does tell the girls he's da man!
     
  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Very cute! I keep old english game bantams myself, they are such a wonderful breed! They have huge personalities for such small little things, and they are very personable when handled often. [​IMG] And I refuse to dub mine as well, dubbing seems like such a painful and awful thing to do. Just continue enjoying your birds and have fun with them!
     

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