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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


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How about Romeo? No balcony to crow at, but we can imagine lovers' angst at being separated by the fence.

suvir saran

I like the name Romeo!
Did you see him today?
Are you and Charlie cooking away?

elizabeth osborne

How about First Dude?


Yes, we made fabulous rabbit dishes. And had a ton of fun!
No, Romeo must have been courting one of the hens, he was nowhere to be seen. :)


How about Tony? After Tony Manero, John Travolta's immortal silver screen persona from"Saturday Night Fever." Who can forget that? And who can resist a Rooster with a funky mating dance?

suvir saran

First Dude, eh? Well he was not our first rooster though. We have two others way more senior than him. They just are not as desperate it seems to get all the chickens to pay attention to them. In fact one of them, Big Bird as he is called, would rather spend all his time with the bucks. He lives with them and eats with them and spends his days in between the bucks.

suvir saran

Sally, I am sad I missed all that rabbit cooking. Charlie and Betty tell me it was quite a roaring success. You all rock! Romeo knows you will cook anything you find. And so perhaps was hiding from you and that cleaver of yours.

suvir saran

I do not remember this Tony Manero character. You must remember I did not live after 1947, the partition of India. Anything popular after that year, seems to have skipped my mind and brain. Maybe you can tell me more... or send me a tape or some such. It seems you have the funky mating dance nailed for sure. And he does look Tony. Does he not?


Romeo would probably wince and laugh at my efforts with the cleaver. It is exceedingly difficult to strike twice in the exact same place, so you have to give a mighty swing the first time along with a loud yell. Not very dignified, but very funny. We missed you while cooking (and the adventures that went with it), but don't be sad, we will do it again soon, and will have your teasing to deal with while we ponder a new recipe! xoxoxo

suvir saran

No cleaver around the chickens and roosters please! Hehe
And yes, without my teasing, how could life be normal for you all.
I am back stateside and soon will be at the farm. Watch out!


Beautiful chickens! However, those are not Araucanas. Araucanas don't have beards or tails, except in the UK and Australia. In the US, they should have no tails and only "tufts" of curling feathers coming out of the side of their faces.

Suvir Saran

well he is an Araucana and we do live in the US.
Maybe someone had an araucana come into their fold from the UK or Australia?


Sorry, no. You probably got him from a hatchery or feedstore that told you he is, but look it up - Even to the Araucana Breeders' Club and American Poultry Association, Araucanas do not have tails or beards. "Easter Egg" chickens however do. They're mutts that lay different egg colors, come in different colors, and are sold at hatcheries all the time under false names.

Orissie Faloon

I have a rooster that was given to me that looks like the rooster pictured on this page, except that his feet are feathered. Does this rooster have feathered feet and how large is he?

Suvir Saran

The rooster did not have feathered feet.
We had other roosters that did.
Do you know what kind of rooster you have?
Enjoy him!

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