Posted Feb 12, 2014
The slamming together of this Australian and Orpington breed of bird suffers a bit of overlooking from certain breeders, shelved for the more commercial breeds. We keep plenty of hens and a couple of cockerels, who apparently like to beat the others to the punch in the morning, sounding off a good hour before the others.
They have an almost like beetle green like shimmer when the sun catches them just right, they are bolt upright in there stature and great at protecting the rest of the flock from the grain thieving rooks along with those rats with wings (pigeons). These birds have given us a egg count that rivals nothing we've kept otherwise, totaling 290 in their first year. It's dual purpose properties are to not be reviled, offering up fantastic eating as well.....So that cockerel doesn't crow an hour earlier anymore (insert evil laugh). we can now awaken from our beds when our alarm clock starts to play gangnam style from the furthest point in the room, even more annoying.