|Two white Delawares and a Buff Orpington|
We ended up with one rooster in the bunch; one of the two surviving Cuckoo Marans.
This week, he started to crow. Well, started trying to crow. A mature rooster lets loose with a loud, robust cock-a-doodle-do. This little guy tries really hard. But all he manages to eek out is a pretty weak cock-a-a.... and then he rests before trying again.
It's cute. And I'm trying hard to like him. We will let him stay as long as he isn't aggressive. Any aggressive actions toward us, and he will be history.
Unfortunately, he bears a strong resemblance to Calvin, who was a mean barred rock rooster. Since Marans are a French breed, I've named him Jean-Coque. I'm hoping that giving him a name will help me like him.
In the meantime, his attempts to crow add an element of amusement to our morning chores.
|Two surviving hens from our original flock in front: Amelia, a lagenvelter and an Auracana|