Saturday, 16 May 2009

Dinner chickens, four weeks on,

We've had the Dinners for four weeks now. We have two brown ones now, the other brown one died early on. The white birds are looking well, although their feathers are still a bit scrappy uder their wings.

It's now possible to sex the birds. Of the Whites, the males have redder combs and maybe thicker legs. Of the browns, we have one male and one female; the male is much bigger, has tree trunk legs, a quiffy tale. Sadly, he gets bullied by everyone, and spends a lot of time on his own. We make sure he gets fed.

DH and OC (other chap) are thinking they might keep the two brown ones, but I've said we should find out first what breed they are. I've posted on Practical Poultry forum, I hope that they turn out to be something we can keep and maybe breed from.

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