8 month old Photo Op! (pic heavy!)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by pipdzipdnreadytogo, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    It's the last photo op of the year! The girls have had all of three days with snow, and as of now it's all melted off. Unfortunately (as you'll see by the spikiness of the Easter-egger's beards), it has left mud in its wake. Everywhere. [​IMG]
    Most of them have started laying, and I'll make note of who has and who hasn't. Everyone with a beard (no matter how muddy) is an Easter-Egger, and everyone with bars is a Barred Rock. Enjoy!


    Betty
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    This girl laid her first egg yesterday, but she had to do it in a unique way. I found her stuck sideways in a 3-inch gap behind the nest boxes, a little green-turquoise egg beneath her.

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    She's always giving me this look. [​IMG]

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    Betty's beard is quite interesting to the other Easter-eggers.



    Cressida
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    Cressy is the eye candy of the lot, and also the first of the Easter-Eggers to lay an egg. She lays pretty olive eggs almost every day, usually while jammed side-by-side in a cat litter bucket with Cricket.

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    Those pretty eyes and that big, bright pink comb!



    Cricket
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    That comb shot up this past month and she finally started laying little ping-pong-ball shaped tan eggs.

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    Looks like she needs a napkin.



    Debra Jo
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    Oh, I love this girl! She is so big, but skinny-butted! She lays a narrow, pointed, pinkish-tan egg.

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    The classic 'Debra Jo Diva Look'.

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    Love the big wattles and comb!



    Diana
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    My first little egg-layer, she lays a pinkish-tan egg. She's my naughty roving nest-maker, but since they are no longer free-ranging (EDIT: for the year, not permanently! [​IMG] ), she's begrudgingly accepted the nest boxes as her laying place.

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    Her comb shrank a bit since that first snow. I'm not sure if she's actually laying right now or not.

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    She was also REALLY looking for attention today. She was focused on the camera!



    Freema
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    I'm just totally in love with this girl! She follows me everywhere, always wants to be on my lap, loves her cuddles, and she's so smart, too!

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    Her comb and wattles are growing. She may lay her first egg soon!

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    "Put the camera down and give me my hugs, darn it!"



    Kate
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    My little worrier. She is not laying yet, and she's super-duper shy.

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    This is her, 'come any closer and I'm running,' look.

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    She did something out of character today, though. She walked right up to me, let me scratch her chest, and posed for a WAY-UP-CLOSE picture. Look, you can even see her worry lines!



    Maggie
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    She's the smallest of the lot and has yet to lay an egg, but she's got enough sass to make up for it. And she made me work for these pictures, by golly!

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    "Okay, last one and that's it!"



    Mako
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    She's the second Easter-egger to lay, and she lays a pretty turquoise egg. She's so fluffy, too!

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    A little too much time pecking in the mud, I think.

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    If she were a pirate, she would be called Mudbeard.



    Natalie
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    Natalie lays a nice, pointy egg about every three days. She's probably the quietest about it, too.

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    Not even a word of complaint when I put the camera in her face. What a trooper!



    Wynne
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    My little owly-Easter-egger. She's had that feather askew in her tail for weeks now...

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    She always looks really closely at the camera.

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    Really closely...



    If you're interested, here are the past photo ops:
    2 month: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=535599
    3
    month: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=550747
    4
    month: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=564665
    5
    month: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=578899
    6
    month: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=590623
    7
    month: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=603460

    And
    their first Snow Day:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=604651

    And that's all, folks! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Maggie is beautiful!
    I mean they all are, but Maggie just looks awesome!!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a nice flock you have! I enjoyed your photos!
     
  4. firetrucksrule

    firetrucksrule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute
     
  5. aww your girls are so happy looking! great photos. thanks for sharing them with us, they made me smile this am.
     
  6. TinkyFeathers

    TinkyFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so gorgeous! They all look so healthy and happy too [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Thanks, everyone, for the comments! [​IMG] The girls appreciate the love!
     

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