- four single comb Wyandottes, we didn't check the color. Either they'll be dinner or they will contribute to my meatie line.
- five black phase Wyandottes, one older (5 weeks old?), maybe one or two at 2 weeks old, and either 2 or 3 week olds.
- the two "Wheaties", both two years old and both proven broodies with minor feather color faults. I think Luanne said she has some progeny to continue working with, and doesn't need these two anymore.
- two "olive egger" cockerels, one larger than the other. The smaller one has already moved next door and the larger one is now named Bubba and he's in with the wheaties in the new broody tractor.
- six assorted cockerels for caponizing practice: some Americaunas, a couple New Hampshires, a Marans (mix?), and a Welsummer.
|the two wheatie hens, the smaller cockerel, and Bubba in back|
|the successful capon, in with capon cadidates|
Oh, we got our first blue egg yesterday before we even got the birds home. One of the wheaties laid in the carrier, and the other laid this evening once Mula, Ninny, and the smaller cockerel went next door. Oh yeah, Mula and Ninny went home LOL back over to Maria's who originally sold/traded them to me one and two years ago. Those two transformed into the Red Devil hens tag team as soon as they were away from Feyd. Including the late blue egg, we got nine eggs today as Mula and Ninny laid early this morning then refused to let the Wheaties too close to the bucket. Those two also had both cockerels running scared whenever they even twitched.
Tomorrow starts a three morning caponizing marathon, as I have a dozen more 14 week old cockerels to fix, including one who has been hiding out in the pullet tractor.
And yes, the IS the short version.