Patterns found in Nature

We added Speckled Sussex and Golden Polish chicks this spring to the barnyard.  In the order Murray McMurray included an extra chick which has grown into a MALE Hamburg.  So we have TWO roosters for 17 hens.  Trust me that is at least ONE too many and the girls think it is 2 too many.  BUT they both look spectacular, so who ends up in the stew pot?  Stay tuned.

Hamburg Rooster

Hamburg Rooster

Golden Polish Rooster

Golden Polish Rooster

In the mean time, with this variety we learned each breed has an identifiable voice along with feather pattern, and leg colors.  It is a chorus of clucks and chirps when we feed.

See if you can match the legs with feather patterns selecting one from column A and one from B.  Answers below the gallery.

Answer: Feet top to bottom (Dominique, Speckled Sussex, Golden Polish)

Feathers top to bottom (Speckled Sussex, Golden Polish, Dominique)


About Susan L. Feller

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2 Responses to Patterns found in Nature

  1. Susan says:

    OMG I hope neither rooster hits the stew pot. They are both gorgeous and I would have a hard time deciding. I kind am leaning to the really crazy looking one but the other one is majestic in black and white. Maybe somebody else needs a rooster? ha, ha. I can’t even begin to imagine what having two roosters would be like. Do you get any sleep at all? Great post. Love the colour quiz too. Got them all wrong! Now I want to hook a rooster!! Have a great Christmas. It’s snowing lightly here right now as we await Ken’s grandchildren.

  2. susi says:

    That Hamburg guy looks a little cocky!! susi from chesapeake

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