Friday, June 20, 2014

Drop Some Science

Meet Quark, the new rooster here at Cold Antler. Quark is half Rhode Island Red and half Swedish Flower Hen. He's a gentlemen as well. Some roosters are agrressive from their first crowing but this fine sir is more interested in dating than fighting. He was named by my friend Dave (a nuclear engineer) who felt the farm needed a little more atomic energy. So, I give you Quark!


Blogger Sarah K. said...

What a handsome fellow!

June 20, 2014 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

Quark does look quite handsome. Sure to be a hit with the ladies!

June 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Controlled Jibe said...

What a handsome fellow! Do you have only one rooster on your farm, Jenna? Besides fertilized eggs, do you find that there are other benefits of having a rooster (increased protection, etc)? Thanks for the insights!
- Katie and Mark

June 20, 2014 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

He is one of five I think? One is very smal, one is very old, and my lead rooster is three and probably wont be around much longer. So this guy should be the new blood in the Antlerborns and main man on campus.

My roosters are watchdogs for the hens, keep them calm, find food, and I love those crows!

June 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

thanks all!

June 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, congratulations! It's a valuable thing to have a calm rooster. Hopefully he will pass his good genes onto his chicks!
He's quite the handsome cock - I wish we could have a rooster but the chickens are pushing it with the county regs.

June 20, 2014 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I wondered if he might have been named by a Trekkie - he sure is a handsome fellow <3

June 20, 2014 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

He's a beauty. Hope he stays a gentleman toward people. Ours is a great protector of the hens, but a jerk to humans.

June 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Curt said...

Nice looking chicken. Hmm never heard of Swedish Flower Hen.

June 22, 2014 at 2:41 PM  

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