Sunday, 10 August 2014
Exchequer leghorn cockerel
I took this photo of an exchequer leghorn cockerel at the Slaley Show yesterday. We have an exchequer leghorn chick that was hatched as part of a bigger batch in May but it it too early to know whether it is a cockerel or hen. We are hoping for as many hens as possible as we need egg layers but this year we have had a predominance of males hatched from our chicken and duck eggs. If the chick in question turns out to be a male and grows into anything like the cockerel in the photo, however, we will keep him and probably use him as a show bird.