Monday, 11 April 2016
Rhode Island Red Cockerel
The last batch of eggs we hatched last year produced 2 Rhode Island Reds, among other chickens. We thought both were hens but in recent weeks, we noticed that one of them was developing large tail feathers, a bigger comb and wattles and an interest in the girls. Alas, last night we slaughtered him. He had made a half hearted attempt at crowing on Saturday. As we are not allowed to keep cockerels, he had to go. He is a good size bird so we will be having him roasted as some point soon, after a period of rest in the freezer.
I plan to get more Rhode Island Red hatching eggs. It's an attractive breed and is good for both meat and eggs.