It has been a very expensive time recently for enthusiasts of this colour, Now it seems to have settled down and more
people can enjoy keeping them: Chocolate as a colour is very much like the Buff, it needs the right
light to set it off, its a cheery bird, if a little prone to being broody. I have had chocs since I hatched some eggs
from Rob Boyd ages ago, just for the enjoyment of them. I now have three different lines from these chicks, one of which is mottled,
I hope to have proper mottle chocs available in 2012. As well as crossing to black: choc can be crossed to blue/splash, the
result is called Mauve, the last pictures show one of my Mauve pullets. The choc hen in the third picture got 1st at the 2013 Reading bantam show, she shows the full size that a choc should be even though she is moulting, remember chocs are bred from blacks so should not be thin or poor quality.