End of an era

The last of my Scots Dumpy bantams has died. She is the one on the right hand side of the photograph below, taken in November. She must have been at least 10, possibly, 11 years old. There were white feathers in her wing so she may not have been 100% pure Dumpy, but she had their characteristic shorter legs, and bags of character. We will miss her. We bought our first Scots Dumpy hens in 1989 from a member of the Scots Dumpy Club in Oxfordshire if I remember rightly. They are an endangered breed, and have an interesting history going back about 700 years. It feels like the end of an era to me, and a resolve to get some more one day, and help nurture the breed.

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