Finding a comfy seat - age 9 weeks
Australorp pullet (hen) 15 weeks
RIR pullet - 15 weeks
Of the 7 Australorps - we have 3 hens and 4 roosters (average odds)
Of the 6 RIR's - we have 4 hens and just 2 roosters (better odds!)
It doesn't take a maths genius then to work out that we have a cockadoodle-doodly total of SIX ROOSTERS with us at present ..... OMG! Luckily they all seem to get along fine, with no macho fighting displays as yet.
And since we are talking crazy numbers, the grand total now in the pen- old and new, guys and dolls- is a whopping 18 chooks!!! I think I am a very strong candidate for crazy-chook-lady of the mountains :-)
....and quite a few out of shot.....!
'No. 1' rooster guarding one of his ladies from the camera!
"and look, I can do comical feather stuff too!"But the RIR boys are lovely too! They are very happy to be picked up and handled and I don't really want to say goodbye to them. I would like to keep one but 2 roosters is probably too many for the 12 hens we will have. It would mean that we could breed both Australorps and RIR's in future years though......
One of the 2 (identical) RIR roosters, getting his lovely feathers in
POT??? Is that why we're lining up??!!
No 2 black roo - how could anyone not want this handsome creature?!!