My BR flock has some up and coming close-to-laying ladies in it now, Zoe and Margaret. They are 14 weeks old and my new flock leader, Dutch, son of Hawkeye and Lexie, is 17 weeks old. He's taking on his new role with relish, I must say; he's also his daddy's son- I rocked him to sleep in my lap, sitting on the hammock yesterday, LOL. The only ladies he hasn't been successful with are my SLW hen, Violet, and my oldest BR hen, Ivy. They aren't impressed at all with Dutch. He hasn't had a cross word with his little brother, Mace, yet, so I hope that when Mace is mating the ladies, that will still hold. If you get hatching eggs from me this fall, they will be coming from these birds. My BR crew: Dutch Mace with older girl, Hannah Maddie-I call her "Nurse Maddie" because she has to watch everything when we doctor one of the birds. Hannah & Maddie Margaret, the youngest girl Lexie, mama of Zane, Dutch & Mace There are others, but they were off to parts unknown tonight when I took some of the pictures. I have 10 BR ladies in all, plus the 3 BR cockerels. And those boys have lots of other ladies as well.