These are my chickens wandering around my backyard at six months of age. At the time, I thought they were both girls, but it turns out the black was not only not an australorp, she also wasn't a she. But at least I have the araucana hen I wanted. Now, if only she'd lay some eggs.

The araucana is named Marie Curie (due to the hopefully blue-green eggs she'll one day lay) and the Jersey Giant was named Hypatia until I finally admitted to myself that he was a rooster. My son renamed him 'Pirate'.