I'd like to proudly introduce my small San Diego flock of chickens. This is the first time I have owned chickens and am already finding that I'm a bit obsessed. Thank you to everyone who has answered the various questions I have asked on backyardchickens.com forums. My girls are all 13 weeks old and just starting to look like full grown chickens. Their voices have all changed and I think I've figured out their pecking order. The chicks were ordered from Meyer Hatchery and My Pet Chicken (which, as it turns out, is just a middle man for Meyer Hatchery so they all came from the same place).
This is Blanche, my Blue Splash Silkie. I ordered two Blue Silkies, and neither of them came out blue. She's such a fun bird to watch…she seems like a muppet.
Got to love the silkie butt!
This is Rose, my Easter Egger. I was expecting my Easter Egger to come mottled with various colors like all of the other pictures I've seen of them, but Rose came out solid cream colored. She's probably the friendliest of my birds.
This is Coco Montrese (named after a sassy black drag queen on Ru Paul's Drag Race). She is a Black Copper Maran, and I can't wait to see her dark brown eggs. This is the queen bee when it comes to my little flock. Everyone gives way to her. She totally lives up to her name.
This is Sophia, my Blue Ameraucana. She is a purebred Ameraucana, and I think she is the prettiest girl in my flock. I love the ombre of her gray feathers.
And finally this is my little runt, Dorothy. She was a Blue Silkie who came out black, and though I love her dearly, she's always looking a bit mangy and disheveled!!