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New rooster for overall improvement of flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gypsy767, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. gypsy767

    gypsy767 Songster 5 Years

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    Finally able to take the next step today...got a new rooster for my flock of buff orpington girls. They are 16 weeks old and hoping to have a BUNCH of the general's offspring in the spring/summer of 2015...(yep, his name is 'General Lee') He is 87.5 % English and is a beautiful bird at only 25 weeks old. I am in Georgia but his sire is out of New Hampshire from a recognized breeder via a very nice and helpful Georgia breeder. I came by this bird strictly by good luck...he is already a beauty even at his young age...and his size is terrific! I am including some picture of his introduction to our girls.


    He arrived at our place very clam and quite after the 100 mile trip.
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    Our girls gathered around to see what the fuss was about.
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    He took his own sweet time coming out of the cage and strutted proudly for his admirers.
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    A few of the dominate girls fluffed up their neck feathers at him but he showed them in a NY second that there was a new sheriff in town...! :)
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    It was uneventful after that. He mingled peacefully with the flock and they shared their sunflower seeds with him and all was well...!
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Pretty boy! Good luck with your flock, hope the future hatches go well!
     
  3. gypsy767

    gypsy767 Songster 5 Years

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    Thanks...so do we. We are very excited to find a rooster of this quality. I'm looking for a couple of nice english pullets/hens also to mate with this rooster. Maybe lady luck will smile on us again. :)
     
  4. gypsy767

    gypsy767 Songster 5 Years

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    This is the general's sire.


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