My new Key West Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ~SunSetsWest~, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Central, Fl.
    Last week I picked up a young trio of Key West Chickens complete with the certificate from the Mayor, I really like these guys but they are SO different from the Oprs, very tall, lean and fast, I just let them out to free range a bit today for the first time, I was a nervous wreck hoping they would choose coop over trees at night [​IMG], they did [​IMG].. The pic's aren't great but they are not very willing to hang out for the camera [​IMG]



    Look at the legs on this guy

  2. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    Those are soooooo kewl- I want some too! everytime I see a new breed I want it though-LOL
    so what do they cost to adopt and ship? DOyou get any choice in color or anything? I think that is so awesome.Maybe this Spring I can talk DH into more...
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Songster

    Jun 18, 2008
    wow they are really different but i think they are sooo cute! i bet they are great broody birds!
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    They are so pretty. I've never seen those. What's their story?
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    wow, nice color pallette! You can go any way with those! I bet they are Haaard brooding ladies too! SERiously!
  6. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Awww, makes me want more! I always said if I went back I would bring back 1 with the longer legs. Mine are so short and squaty.[​IMG]
  7. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Central, Fl.
    OK, This is right off the Certificate Of Authenticity: This certifies that this Key West free range Rooster is a decendant of the Spanish fighting game cooks, arriving in Cuba in the 15th century, The spanish fighting game cooks migrated to Key West with the early Cuban immigrants, where their decendants continue to reside today.:

    These birds are cool and spunky but not aggresive, they are great brooders, when I went and picked them up there was a hen who had taken over an old stall and put her nest in a feed bucket, she moved when we walked through, but only to the door where she made it all to clear that it was time to push on through and get out of her stall, but she was never agressive with us, just loud and determined. And yes they come in a veritable rainbow of colors
  8. ~SunSetsWest~

    ~SunSetsWest~ Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Central, Fl.
    Quote:Thanks! All.. Yeah, I love the leggy ones, guess I'll need to get more [​IMG]
  9. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    ahhh. i just love how handsome Gamefowl are... (and the old english game bantams i raise of course [​IMG] )

  10. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    I saw the Key West chickens when I took my granddaughter there last summer. I loved eating in outside restaurants with chickens hanging around for treats. Soooo cool!! Did you get these through the Chicken Store or how? You got some real beauts for sure!!!

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