We have a 5 year old Rhode Island red rooster named Sarge. He is very good at his job. He keeps all the other roosters in line. We have several different breeds of chickens. Mainly, because we just like them. We like to get different colored eggs and someday maybe we will be able to raise meat chickens as well. At this time we haven't been able to cross that line.
We actually have two of our original hens as well, Paisley and Roxy are still laying eggs and they are both 5 years old. We have barred rock chickens, lavender orpingtons, buff sussex, crested creme legbars, australorps, anconas and copper marans. We also have a few silkies a rooster named Froto for his hairy feet and a Chinese Show Girl named FIfi. We get several home grown barn yard specialties as a hen or two always seem to find a shed or corner that we haven't checked in awhile and go broody on us. We also have some old english bantams just for the fun of their spunky personalities.
We just recently added guineas to our menagerie. We found an assortment of varieties and have ended up with several kinds. We ended up with french, white, pearl, lavender and pied. So cute right now. But not for long. Can't wait to see how they will all turn out. And boy do we need them. The flies and mosquitoes are horrible.