we received several requests after eggs from friends and collegues, we added five Alsace chicken to our flock.
they were only a few weeks old when we bought them, one could not see if they were male or female. They just started to grow their adult feathers and were kind of ugly 😛 Here is a picture shortly after their arrival.
Several weeks later, they had their adult feathers and it looks like we have three girls (the two darker grey ones and the black one) and two boys (the lighter grey ones). Until now they are all getting along really well. The dwarf chicken and the Alsace chicken are mostly in two different groups. But slowly one of the roosters is tagging along the dwarf chicken. We will see if they still get along when they are adults, otherwise we will need to sell one of the roosters.
Here you can see all three hens.
And the roosters.
In comparison, you can see the two darker hens.
Update: The two roosters started to fight a little bit so we were really happy when a neighbor approached us who had just lost his rooster. He now lives in a very big garden with 12 hens 🙂
Here are a few pictures of them when they were adults. The rooster got really pretty!
Update: Unfortunately, also the Alsace chicken became prey for a fox during winter 2020 when a neighbor took care of our chicken and ducks 🙁