Wow, how time passes. These chickens from Brian's eggs are now a few days short of 5 months. One of the roosters is crowing. Only have heard one so far (well, not that I'm there all the time).
Out of the 15 incubated eggs, there was only two hens (Brian, what the blipity blip went on there, smiling).
Heather, (the Light Brahma hen, I think she is purebred) who was so tiny and had to be brought into the house to heal (which she is, I will show more pictures soon on that thread I made about her, she is a tough little cookie that is trying hard to get 100% better, almost, almost, she'll do it). The only other female is one of the AustralorpeXLight Brama. All the rest, men!!!
I have sold almost all the roosters, save 6, I have to make a decision on what to keep. How many roosters can there be in a chickenyard, I haven't quite figured that one out yet. This is important to answer this question, very important.......
I will lean on you Brian for what you would suggest.
I have two white roosters. One looks very much like the purebred Brahma you have Brian, with the light brown feathers in his cape and saddle, very long feathers, he has a thin and big comb. The other white one is a much bigger bird than his counterpart and has a small, comb, looks kind of like a rose comb, but not as thick. He is white and black with absolutely no other colour, like the beige on the counterpart rooster. Don't know which one to keep of these two.
There was 4 AustralorpeXbrahma. I have kept the hen, and sold a rooster. Again, two totally different types of combs, slight different looking with the cape feathers, both beautiful.
The AustralorpeXbrahma hen
There was 8 of the BrahmaXOrpington roosters, I have two left. I think that I am keeping both. I don't have a picture of them. They are far more bigger than the other roosters and oh man!!! Are they ever heavy, way more heavy than the other roosters!!! Beautiful day in this great life. Cindi