Thursday, January 9, 2014
Introducing - Walter
We ran an ad recently looking for a local chicken lover, like ourselves, that would be interested in trading an Easter Egger Rooster with one of ours. We really want to get a different genetic line going, as the cuties we have now all came together, so who's to say how they're related.
Well, we got a response. But in what seems like typical fashion, she just wanted to give me hers without taking one of mine. So we are +1 rooster at The Compound. So introducing Walter;
He’s just about 16 weeks old, and not yet crowing. I just love his little white face and feather tufts that give the affect of chubby cheeks! He seems like a calm guy, and he’s used to being handled. He doesn’t say much, but can you imagine what he thought being carted off to The Compound, and then listening to the hens complaining and the out of tune choirboys crowing non-stop?! He’s a purebred Ameracauna, Blue Wheaten. His coloring is very unique, as are all my E.E. girls.
Why the name Walter, you ask? I couldn't help myself. We just watched the movie "Second Hand Lions", and the main character, played by Haley Joel Osment, was named Walter. A boy without a home. Our Walter was adopted by two middle aged parents, not a couple of crazy uncles, and there will be no second hand lions or a huge inheritance at The Compound, just plenty of girlfriends. We hope his life at The Compound will be a charmed one.