So Charles' sister (Charles is the neighbor who has alpacas) came by yesterday because she wanted a pair if OEG chickens. I gave her one of the roosters we refer to as the "Corn Flake" roosters (because they look like the rooster on a box of Corn Flakes. Does that rooster still appear on the cereal box?) and a little white hen with black splashes on her. I have enough OEGs that I don't mind giving a few away, especially if someone will take a rooster! Before Wanda left, she told me about a neighbor of hers who also would like some OEGs. The problem is that you just can't find the really small ones like I have. I need to bring in some new genetics, but I also can't seem to find any small ones. Like everything else bred for show, OEGs seem to be getting larger and larger. So for now, I'm keeping my closed population (but I have a bunch of folks keeping an eye out for comparable birds I can bring in).
So those eight biddies that appeared in the Frosty Morn post? They've headed off to a new home. It's hard to tell at that age, but it looks like the guy got a really good deal, because I would guess that there were six hens and two roosters that he just took home. And I charged him just a few dollars per chick (roos free). And they were a nice range of colors.
I prefer not to sell hens, but my hens hatched out so many broods this year that I don't feel too bad giving them up, at least this once. In the future, though, I will sell only pairs and trios. The deal will be if you want to pay for a hen, you gotta take a roo too! I was sort of sad to see them go, but the smile on the gentleman's face made up for it.
OEGs really are neat little chickens, and maybe if I can keep the smaller ones going in this area, we'll be able to preserve the old style I love.
And I have the new set of five chicks to keep. I'm hoping I'll be lucky with those and have mostly hens there too.
Bye bye biddies!