This is one son. The picture simply does not do him justice, for he is beautiful. He has beetle green feathers and blue ears, a trait inherited from his Silkie ancestry. He stands with the cocky upright stance of a small bantam rooster and has very pretty neck feathers and five toes, another Silkie trait.
This is the father, the original Silkie/Ameraucana cross, one of the breeds being a bantam breed. The Ameraucana was a Blue Wheaton feather pattern, though the blue does not come through adequately in this picture. This rooster is excellent for the flock, calling the hens over when he finds food and sounding the alarm at overhead predators or passerbys. He also sings when the hens lay an egg, announcing the continuation of his progeny. There are seven roosters at the Fat Ewe Farm and 4 of them have to find new homes. The other male offspring of this rooster are available as well for ten dollars each.
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