My Chickens

By AMERAUCANAS4REAL · Jan 9, 2018 · Updated Nov 11, 2018 · ·
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  1. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
    Gallery may include some birds I no longer own as well.
    I never really showed off my chickens! With our new rope lightning instead of a bulb you can actually see inside my coop. But here's the rundown: Wheaten Ameraucanas, standard and bantam Buckeyes, bantam Dominiques, d'Anvers of various colors, LF Welsummers, Anconas, and Ameraucana rooster/ Australorp or Dominique hen EE. I think. And white Call ducks. And Greys. And blue Wyandotte bantams.
    Hopefully you will notice this isn't pics of all of them.
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    Luna, lavender splash d'Anver
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    Mabel, bantam Buckeye hen RIP :( with some rooster we got rid of.
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    Left to right: Alba (Albatross) blue wheaten Ameraucana cockerel (dead now) BlackJack a black d'Anver rooster, Dominique a Dominique bantam hen (deceased), Romeo, a partridge Cochin rooster (deceased), Don a Dominique bantam rooster, (dead now) Zealand Dominique bantam hen, and Starling a wheaten Ameraucana roo over Major Quantity, Australorp hen.
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    Left to right: I think at one point he had a name, but now I call him Draco (Dragon) wheaten Ameraucana rooster(deceased), Walnut, a Rhode Island Red(sold), Furrybeard a Wheaten Ameraucana hen(sold), Big Mama a wheaten Ameraucana that has enormous pupils, another one I forgot the name of so I just call him Mini "Buke", Pecan or something, LF Buckeye hen.
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    Ashe, blue Silkie hen. These Silkies lie on the ground in the coop. THEY DO NOT ROOST!
    This Silkie somehow got locked in a cage and forgotten about for eight days without food and water and survived. (With a little frantic help.) Everyone had just thought something had got her. That was months ago. Despite them not being right in the head, they must survive stuff pretty well. I had almost thought there was one less of these things to worry about. Moral of the story: problems come back to you if you let them solve themselves. They won't. At least she's the better looking one.
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    Bobber, partridge Silkie hen. Silkies are the thing I loathe. Yes, they are nice, to touch, to look at, but NOT TO OWN! (They are so cute though.)
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    New picture of Starling, Buckeye chick (sold), and Freckles, (died) the half d'Anver (father) Dominique bantam (mother)
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    Amber, a Welsummer hen.
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    Next generation of Buckeyes!
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    Single factor cuckoo d'Anver, Cornelius Jr. the Welsummer cockerel, Amber the Welsummer, and Major Quantity. All of these sold except Amber.
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    White Call ducks! One drake three hens!
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    We have some greys and different whites now. Mater behind the grey drake.
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    Eeeeeeeee, Welsummer over Ameraucana.
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    Spaz, an Ancona going through a molt.
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    Reese, Sicilian Buttercup bantam pullet.
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    Bebes! Call Ducklings, Buckeyes, bbs bantam Wyandottes.
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    Impasta. She is an imposter. Sometimes you think she is a d'Anvers, sometimes a Dominique. We think that Freckles the half d'Anvers half Dominique may be her mom, and her dad the single factor cuckoo. Either way, she's probably a better example of a d'Anvers than the black pullets.
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    Trust me, they look the same, no need to waste pictures on them! Legacy and Chuck.
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    Iggy, Buckeye pullet. (The one not dust bathing.)
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    Awful photo of a pair of blue Wyandotte bantams.
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    Sophie, black Wyandotte bantam hen.
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    BlueWheat, a blue wheaten Ameraucana pullet and Eeeee the EE hen who is her half sister.
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    Dominique bantam pullet.
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    Eeee, Welsummer over wheaten Ameraucana.
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    Jackson, black d'Anvers cockerel. BlackJacks son. He has a lot of potential. And his spike was bitten off by a mean chicken. IMG_20181113_1559379_rewind.3.jpg
    Marbles, Ancona hen from February.
    She has an interesting cute floppy comb and personality, she always looks at you with curiosity.
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    Reese, a Sicilian Buttercup bantam pullet.
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    Big Mama, wheaten Ameraucana hen with enormous pupils, now with all of her feathers intact.
    Also some Buckeye butts.
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    White Silkie pullet. Very floof. From Cackle Hatchery. No idea how she stays white.
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    Holly, a black silkie pullet with a beak that is slightly twisted to the side, but fully formed. Not a cross beak. You can only tell she has this birth defect by looking at her face straight on. The effect of her beak being twisted is that it looks very ahort from the side.
    It is not a handicap, and we have not monitored or lost sleep over her, because she acts like it's nothing and does everything like everyone else. (Of course, all Silkies do that.)
    ~Special paragraph designated for Zealand~
    Zealand is that Dominique bantam hen who hatched Starling. Let's find out how. /At sunset one August night, a couple Dominiques, an Australorp, and a Faverolles were plotting, all female. They hatched a plan, hoping to hatch eggs. Sneaking into a chick delivery box with fake straw, seeming much like a nesting box, they layed their eggs. Zealand decided to take it under herself to hatch these chicks, and meanwhile, another Faverolles was sitting on eggs that we gave her that had a fifty percent chance of being pure. But Zealand's eggs were not. Weeks passed by. Somehow, none of my family had noticed she was missing every night, but we had just assumed she wasn't, because we saw her every day when she came out. For five days we were on vacation, so Zealand had to forage for herself, no food outside the coop. (We lock the coop when we're gone.) Four days before the hatch of the eggs, I FINALLY NOTICED SHE DIDN'T GO IN AT NIGHT. It took two days of spying on her to discover where her nest was, because she would loiter for hours, almost making me think she didn't have a nest, but she kept puffing herself up like a broody. I candled her eggs, and they looked old, so I didn't think they would hatch. But they did, over the course of a week. We got rid of most of the chicks, because of them being crossbred, but I managed to persuade my mother, so I could keep the one that looked like a quail d'Anver, since I am interested in genetics, and could study it's parentage. Turned out to be that Easter Egger I mentioned. Actually, now she's among our prettiest hens. Anyhow, we got rid of the Faverolles who had hatched a pure Buckeye we wanted to keep, so we gave it to Zealand, and at first it was hesitant, but Zealand didn't mind, and it now acts like it never had a different mother. Some died, some we got rid of, so the chick we have left is Starling. Anyways, Zealand is the best mother ever, excellent at teaching her chicks how to dust bathe and stuff.
    Zealand is the only remaining original hen on this property.
    Pictures!

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    Luna the d'Anvers hen tried to do the same thing in the garden, and we assumed she was dead, until she was watered by a gardening hose. She was unsuccessful, because she wouldn't allow us to move the nest, so we got rid of the eggs and covered the nesting spot for a while because she lost some weight from nesting so long.
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    Shiloh, he's the inspirational avatar cat.
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    Rest in Peace, sweet Turkey. You were my favorite bird.

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  1. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
    I added some new birbs!
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  2. ViolinPlayer123
    Are you guys NPIP?
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    2. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
      I think I posted some, but not on the article.
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    4. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
      Unfortunately they aren't on my Kindle.
  3. BYCforlife
    That's a great flock you have! Thanks for sharing!
    1. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
      You're welcome.
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  5. JerryR708
    Great article on your beautiful flock. Well now I know that I can go on vacation for a week and know my chickens will be ok, should they run out of food or water before I return...just kidding.
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    1. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
      You'd better be. Lol
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  6. nminusyplusm
    Gorgeous flock you have and your commentary is hilarious! Thank for the pics!
    1. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
      For more commentary you can look at my other articles.
    2. nminusyplusm
      I will do that, thank you!
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    3. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
      Don't go to penguins vs. Flamingos though that is just for a role play.
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  7. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
    I just realized how much Blue Wheaten Ameraucana Cockerel (yup, that's his full name) likes to photobomb.
    1. AMERAUCANAS4REAL
      Yay, I named him Alba
  8. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua
    Very cute and beautiful chickens
  9. LittlePip21
    Beautiful Roos you've got! And the one about Zealand made me laugh! I have a hen that tries to hatch, a silkie, and she's an egg hoarder, she piles up more eggs than her tiny body can cover, then gets bored and starts a new nest after 3 days :rolleyes:

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