Big Mama Thornton!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by harvobro, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. harvobro

    harvobro Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 27, 2011
    New Iberia, LA
    Here's our largest hen, Big Mama Thornton* (aka Estelle). She's a Black Star and lays beautiful large brown speckled eggs. Big Mama, despite her imposing size and aura, is second to last in the peck order... go figure.
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/harvobro/6144102805/in/photostream/

    -harvey
    New Iberia, LA

    *after the famous blues singer from Montgomery, AL... first to record "HoundDog" in 1952, 3-years before Elvis
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thornton_Big_Mama_01.jpg

    btw We began calling her Big Mama as a young chick because we thought she would dominate the 6-girl flock, and because she looked like a ~~~big mama! In reality, she turned out to be one of the most gentle, friendliest chickens we have. But she weighs a ton! [​IMG]


    ---being a newbie on BYC, currently at the mere 7 posts level, the pics included above probably won't appear until I matriculate [​IMG] ---
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2011

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