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photoblog image Church Farm Museum 10/10

Church Farm Museum 10/10

To close this visit to the Church Farm Museum at Skegness, they have a small run with some local Lincolnshire Buff chickens in. This is the Cockerel, very much the master of his roost. The Lincolnshire Buff originally appeared in the 1850s in the county of Lincolnshire in England. It was developed from the Shanghai, which eventually became known as the Buff Cochin, which was crossed with different breeds including the Wheaten Old English Game and the Red Dorking. Let’s hope he, and his ladies, don’t grace anybodies table over the next few days!

 

Church Farm Museum 10/10

To close this visit to the Church Farm Museum at Skegness, they have a small run with some local Lincolnshire Buff chickens in. This is the Cockerel, very much the master of his roost. The Lincolnshire Buff originally appeared in the 1850s in the county of Lincolnshire in England. It was developed from the Shanghai, which eventually became known as the Buff Cochin, which was crossed with different breeds including the Wheaten Old English Game and the Red Dorking. Let’s hope he, and his ladies, don’t grace anybodies table over the next few days!

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Dec 2015, 01:10
He is very handsome and regal, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed he is Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2015, 06:40
Isn't he a splendid fellow!
Brian Walbey: He is Chris that's for sure.
My brother-in-law on a Michigan farm loves to grow many varieties of chickens/roosters, Brian, which are so fun to oooooh and aaaaah over. This one is a fine specimen!
Brian Walbey: Our neighbours have a small group of them in their back garden, strangely we never hear anything from them, perhaps they are a 'non-clucking' breed smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Dec 2015, 07:26
He's probably a tough old bird, Brian, but still very showy
Brian Walbey: I would imagine he must be quite old to look that grand.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Dec 2015, 07:41
a proud cock - Kikeriki!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Philine, master of all his ladies no doubt.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Dec 2015, 07:57
Fortunately, Christmas calls for exotics like gammon and leg of lamb. No common cock on the table.
Brian Walbey: Whilst the nation still has Turkeys for Christmas Dinner then i think this guy is pretty safe.
He certainly is a handsome fellow Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed he is Richard, I wonder if his ladies feel the same way.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Dec 2015, 08:17
He's probably glad he's not a turkey! Cocky, I'm sure, will live to see another day.
Brian Walbey: As he's grown up free range I bet he would taste quite good, but I doubt that will happen unless something untoward happens.
I believe this is an breed for laying eggs rather than supplying chickens. He's handsome and looking at your feet, which they do love to nibble at.
Brian Walbey: Fortunately my feet were the other side of a low wire barrier Mary, but isn't he a handsome fellow.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Dec 2015, 10:32
He's a gorgeous chap, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I bet his ladies think that also Pauline.
You have photographed this very well Brian, if you don't mind me saying so.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad, you can say it as many times as you like smile
A proud fella, Brian, lovely colours too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frank, yes he was certainly master of his flock.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Dec 2015, 18:46
What a very handsome gentleman he is, what a great colours and I think he is showing off. smile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed a fine chicken isn't he, I like the almost Golden Brown colour of his feathers.
A well dressed fellow, not a feather out of place
Brian Walbey: Indeed Martin, go to look good for his ladies.
i'm sure that this Cockerel would have to be boiled if he had to grace a Christmas dinner....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes I guess he's probably a few years old by now, they tend to not be quite so akin to roasting the older they get.

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