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Need to rehome a Buff Orpington cockerel - Northumberland

Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 11:50
by Lorna Doone
After posting my last pictures of my 38 week old Buff Orps, you were indeed all correct - both are cockerels , :? One has happily been rehomed, but the other remains here. The breeder has offered to swap him with something else, but unless she can rehome him then he will be going to slaughter I fear {cry} So I'm on the hunt for rehoming suggestions as he's such a beautiful, big, placid bird and I've nurtured him for so long, I'd hate to see his life wasted.

Re: Need to rehome a Buff Orpington cockerel - Northumberlan

Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 23:06
by kitla
What a shame you cant keep him, they're such a nice natured breed. I've managed
to rehome some friendly cockerels to good homes, try preloved or pets4homes, I always ask a few £ (to discourage people wanting freemeal or fighting fodder) take a gorgeous picture, describe his gentle nature, when people enquire ask lots of questions about how they'll keep him,trust your gut instinct, deliver him yourself, and don't leave him if you're not happy.
Sorry if I sound cynical but horrid things can happen to cockerels ftgh.
Good luck with finding him a home. Maybe post some more pics on here to remind
us how gorgeous he is.

Re: Need to rehome a Buff Orpington cockerel - Northumberlan

Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 13:25
by Lorna Doone
Thanks. I know, I'd dearly love to keep him, but he's crowing loudly now and I have neighbours to consider. Here he is (if this works!) He's the one on the left, taken approximately 2 weeks ago when the other cockerel was there and was dominant. Since the other one left, the remaining one has become more cockerel-like with droopier tail feathers, big red comb, crowing etc