You may remember from earlier posts how our first ever egg hatch in October resulted in one lovely girl, Cleopatra, and three (3!!) boys. Roosters are not the most wanted animal around, especially if you’d rather keep them OFF someone’s plate. So when their wattles and combs got so big and bright red that I could no longer be in denial, I begun the near-impossible task of finding these gorgeous guys homes where they could happily live out their days.
Surprisingly, the first one to go was the least likely to ever find a safe home, the cross breed (Australorp cross Light Sussex). Even backyard enthusiasts are sometimes reluctant to acquire crosses, but this boy is gentle and gorgeous with green and red sheen to his feathers. I was thrilled when he got adopted by a great home to be their pet. They named him King Rex, a very fitting name, I thought, as at only five months of age he had not yet filled out properly and his tall slender figure did rather resemble a dinosaur...
Less than a week after King Rex joined the flock, one of the girls went broody and to everyone’s amazement, a couple of days ago, two beautiful chicks hatched… clearly King Rex was thrilled to have his own flock and wasted no time at all!
Well done and congratulations… may the chicks be girls!
For a short video of Kind Rex’s babies visit our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Tatum-hills-farm
Born and raised in Italy, travelled a lot and lived in Singapore and Spain