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Can you guess where these names came from?

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Rosaleen, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a clutch of eight week old bantam Cochins. Can you guess where the names came from?

    Three cockerels: Carton, Heathcliff (hint: he's the bully of the group) and Darnay
    Four pullets: Nellie, Miss Pross, Pitty Pat and Ladybird
     
  2. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Carton for egg carton??? [​IMG]
     
  3. dedicateddourly

    dedicateddourly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carton and Darnay are from Tale of Two Cities. Heathcliff, I assume, is from Wuthering Heights. Miss Pross sounds like she is also from Dickens, but I don't know which novel. I don't know the others [​IMG]

    I have 2 cockerels named Wickham and Willoughby and 2 pullets named Lizzie and Marianne [​IMG]
     
  4. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, yes and yes on the cockerels...Miss Pross is also from A Tale of Two Cities.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Creative names! I've never really named my chickens after any characters from books - the closest I would get to picking a classic name was "Tolland" for a hen... after Michael Tolland from Deception Point. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rosaleen

    Rosaleen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all my birds' names are from literature. I have a silkie named Hootchie Mama. Another hen was named as the result of a writing contest I had for my fifth graders ... Name That Hen ... The kids had to write a persuasive piece convincing me this would make a good name (the name needed to come dorm history, literature or mythology). Lots of fun with that one.
     
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