This is Hakuro, Hakuraikou's brother. He had a washing on Wednesday and yesterday was oiling day. I also made a video. Some jerk on youtube accused me of my birds being "fake".
Wow, how long does it take to grow feathers that long ?
my growlist: http://terraforums.com/forums/showth...306#post976306
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Cool, how are they temper-wise? Our RIR got way to uppity to be keeping around (we've a 7yo, cat, and small dog that he'd attack on sight).
We've got a dozen (or so) Polish Top Hats hen chicks new this spring, and a dozen or so more that are looking for homes.
Wife's actually building the chicken coop and run herself as I'm pretty much useless from an intercostal tear. Yes, my wife is constructing. AND she's doing an awesome job of it. Eat your hearts out guys, next up on her list is a GH.
Pretty much what you see there in the vid is how they are. They're just very que sera sera and do next to nothing all day. Males of these can even be housed together as long as there are no hens in sight. These are over all very different fowl though. They aren't for chicken coops, free ranging, or egg production. They excel at neither of those things.
Wow that's amazing and looks like quite a bit of work as well. How often do you have to oil them?
At least they seem relatively calm about it.
Oiling frequency can vary from once every couple months to a couple times a month. It depends on the time of year and conditions. I just do it whenever they need it.
They're very calm. No restraint is required for trimming nails or clipping the tip of the upper mandible either when it overgrows.
Here's a link to other maintenance they require as demonstrated on his brother, Hakuraikou. Note that no restraint is required. The legs are just braced by hand when trimming the spurs. No restraint though.