Western NC, Sweater Greys and Colombian rocks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carolinapoetic, May 16, 2018.

  1. carolinapoetic

    carolinapoetic Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to chickens when it comes to having our own but due to my grandparents health declining i was asked to take on his prized flock (prized to our family not a prized bird lol) that being siad we turned a kids play house into a coop and the rest is history.

    Not much can be found about Sweater Grey what I know from family stories is they originate in central NC the Johnston county area from Percy Flowers and his game fighting birds. We dont condone fighting in anyway nor did my grandparents so they are more or less pets that lay medium eggs 1 every 2 days. The Roo is freindly to people but as we are still bringing in the colombians hes a bit off axis, Doesnt help the hens are bigger then he is almost.

    Does anyone have anymore information about the sweaters, as they are hard to find i would like to breed them to share in the joy of having them as they can be great birds.
     

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sorry I haven't heard of Sweater Greys. You could try posting on the game birds forum
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. Sorry, I've never heard of the breed but I hope that others do and can help you out.

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.
    I've never heard of the term Sweater Grey either, sorry.
    It may be someones project bird and they chose that name.

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  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Your post made me curious about the breed, I'd never heard of them before either. A quick online search turned up this place in Mississippi, Rocky Top Game Farm:
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    Maybe they can be of help to you.
     
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  6. carolinapoetic

    carolinapoetic Out Of The Brooder

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    Holy cow, thanks for that link i feel like i need to lock them up in the house if they are that expensive.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Lol, yeah, not your run of the mill backyard flock!
     
  8. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW, I had no idea there were so many like that!
     
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  9. o0Zilla0o

    o0Zilla0o Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
    Look forward to following your adventure, :jumpy with the beautiful breed. And see a lot of pictures of them! :frow
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good for you taking on the flock! Will you be breeding them?
     

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