Smokie is a Bluebelle type hybrid, which means she is a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a Cuckoo Maran. We are told that this is very placid and docile breed, but when Amber tries to show her she's boss, Smokie fights back.
|Smokie saying 'hello' to Amber. She didn't seem aggressive.|
Fudge is a Black Rock type hybrid, although not an officially bred Black Rock. She is a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a Plymouth Barr Rock. She is very small at the moment even though she is meant to be the same age as Smokie. The Black Rock type chickens are meant to be hardy birds bred for their good eggshell quality. Fudge seems to know she's no match for the bigger birds and is very submissive so far. When the sun shines on her black feathers they are iridescent.
|Fudge is wondering if she likes cabbage.|