Friday, June 13, 2008

Teen-age chickens -

Got to visit my chickens one last time tonight before my Big Adventure. They'll come 'home' to their nearly finished coop (it just needs painted) after my return.


Here is my 'dark blue-lace Wyandotte' - which is apparently no such thing! Looks an awful lot like a barred rock to me... (I did find reference to a blue-barred Wyandotte online.... Maybe it's that?)

The auracana - with just a hint of the 'ear muffs' beginning..

And the other 'blue-lace' - ha! She is now barely dusted with grey, with a small sprinkling of dark speckles... No sign of lacing in sight. I'm not impressed with labeling of chicken-breeds-as-chicks at the store where I bought them...

We'll see if they morph into anything else as they continue to mature...

My friend who is hosting these for me has a number of lovely chickens, including a flock of tiny, rare suramas. Here is the handsome little rooster. Don't you love the shape of this guy? The large, upright tail which begins nearly at the base of his neck....

No roosters for me!

4 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

They are beautiful! Chickens have so much personality. Are these your first chicken's?

Tiffany said...

Hello! I just came across your site and wanted to compliment you on it.
Also, I'm very jealous of your chickens. Ever since reading "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" I am intent on having my own chickens someday. As for now, my city-dwelling self will just have to wait!

PG said...

Sigh. Total chicken envy. We were at a big country fair last week and I was in poultry Heaven. I will take vicarious delight in yours for now.

Hayden said...

they may not be what you planned, but each one of them is beautiful! I can't wait until I'm moved to Mi and can have a few!