Views from Chores 2 and Chicken Experts’ Opinions

Here is Marty grumpy that he doesn’t get grain like older and thinner Olivia does.

And this morning I did notice the peacock.

He is putting on quite a display for the ladies (chickens that is).

So chicken experts Ondra and Cottontail Farm think I have Silver Laced Wyandotte, Partridge Rock, Light Brahma, Speckled Sussex and possibly Dark Cornish roosters.  I am thrilled because I love these breeds and have had very few of them in the past.  They are gorgeous birds.  From the McMurray hatchery site (where the chicks came from), here is what they should look like:

So a rooster or two might be saved and become ornamental on the farm.

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6 Responses to Views from Chores 2 and Chicken Experts’ Opinions

  1. Jeanne says:

    Very interesting! And fun for you!

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  2. Cottontailfarm says:

    “Chicken expert” only = someone who can’t help themselves from bringing home more feathered grocery makers every chance they get. Lol.
    Congratulations on your mix! If your cornish turns out to be a hen, the one that I kept back from butchering was a really excellent layer and very friendly too.
    Marty is absolutely adorable.


    • Donna says:

      Thanks! Marty is adorable. They are all supposed to be roosters but we shall see. Any hens will get a reprieve as our egg production has been lagging. I do appreciate your expertise though and am excited to see how our chicks develop.


  3. Jeanne says:

    I’m anxious to see how they turn out. Maybe you can urge them to grow up quickly!!??


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