Western NC, Sweater Greys and Colombian rocks

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

  1. carolinapoetic

    carolinapoetic In the Brooder

    May 16, 2018
    Newland, NC
    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.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    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

    Pork Pie
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

    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 Poo happens, move on

    Dec 12, 2013

    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:

    Maybe they can be of help to you.
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  6. carolinapoetic

    carolinapoetic In the Brooder

    May 16, 2018
    Newland, NC
    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 Poo happens, move on

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lol, yeah, not your run of the mill backyard flock!
  8. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Crowing

    Feb 2, 2017
    Poplar- Porterville CA.
    WOW, I had no idea there were so many like that!
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  9. o0Zilla0o

    o0Zilla0o Songster

    May 13, 2018
    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

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    Good for you taking on the flock! Will you be breeding them?

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