Friday, October 3, 2008
Mr Sheen 2
You may recall we lost our black rooster just over a month ago to ill health. We affectionately called him "Mr Sheen", because he was a shiny black colour like his girlgriends. The name has stuck for our daughter however, so we decided to call our new rooster, Mr Sheen, too.
He isn't a black pekin rooster, but a gorgeous, splash pekin rooster instead.
He's had a few issues adjusting to flock life, as he was previously a show bird kept in isollation most of the time.
I think the girls are showing him a thing or two about going walkabout! He's finally ventured from the coop, following the girls wherever they go. He's also a little more relaxed around them now - not pecking so much. I can only hope his temperament keeps improving.
Boy he can crow though! He likes to call back to the neighbours' rooster over the hill.
Because he's a splash rooster and my hens are black, in theory at least, we should have 100% blue babies. I haven't seen much action in that department though. I'm hoping he just needs a bit more time getting use to his new, ahem...duties.
I'd love to have a bunch of fluffy blue pekins, running around the place!