In 1999, a friend at my wife's school gave us two roosters and three hens. These were English Fighting Chickens. She didn't "fight" them. She raised them for food and eggs.
Cock Fights are still a big deal up here, though they are illegal. It was pretty much stamped out in North Georgia in the late eighties, until the Hispanics starting flooding in to work in Hall county in the chicken plants. Cock fighting was big in Mexico, and the Mexicans would pile 10 people into a beat up old car and drive across the state line to North Carolina to go to these things. That brought it back to North Georgia. You'd drive down a road, and see a big open space next to a house, with lots of little wire enclosures, and little tin sun shades, and you'd know you were looking at someone in that business.
The upshot was that you could always get that breed called "English Fighting Chickens." What the real breed name might be I don't know. That's just the Appalachian name for them.
Our two hens raised several clutches of chicks. Over the years, chickens would just come wandering into our place and join the flock. I never figured out where they were coming from. Once even a peacock came in and stayed for awhile. Eventually, a black bantee hen showed up, and she had lots of batches of chicks. So now, instead of English Fighting Chickens, we have smallish chickens that are brown, black, white and every mix you can imagine.
Back in the Day:
Gunned down in the bouncy house. Atlanta is a bad place .
On a less depressing subject:
Walking with Cats.
If you want a classic weapon and have lots of disposable income:
Thought for the Day:
For X Files Fans: Update on Season 11
Mulder and Scully’s search for the truth will continue in a new series of Fox’s hit sci-fi show “The X-Files,” the network said Thursday, a year after the show was revived.
A little Pink Floyd