mycoola, I put them back to a rooster of similar colour to maintain the buff but i have also used a blue wheaten marans rooster and got some blue tailed wheatens with a blue under colour so next year will try to keep both going - got rid of all but one of those, and I regretted it once I realized how it had hapenned. The contrast of the buff and blue under colour was beautiful. Must take a pic.
They answer to Bim Bim (and the bucket)
I also have Rock Rock, Sussies, Barnies, Croadles, Conas, Lorp Lorp, Carnas as well as the general Took Took and Roo Roo and Duckk Duckk Gooses
and they do seem to recognise the different names during the day. So glad that I don't have neighbours to hear me
- except the tennants in our cottage , and they have chooks of their own.