I'm swelling with such pride and love for my chickens, that I just have to show them off with some pics. These pics show my Cochin bantams, they are hatchery stock, but oh so beautiful, but I just keep back yard chickens, not for show, so what do I know?
Smokey is in the foreground, and Ashley is in the back. Smokey has turned out to be the most beautiful blue Cochin I have ever seen. He started off low in the position ranking, but now has moved to the top of the boys.
Ashley ruffles his feathers at Smokey, and Smokey couldn't even be bothered. They are cool. The boys hang out well with each other, albeit with some chest bumping and ruffled feathers, they still get along pretty well.
Smokey has been my Airedale's favorite chick the moment they laid eyes on each other. Up to this day, they are still best buds.
Onyx is a solid black cockerel, but he is smaller and has less pronounced comb and wattles. He ranks lower now, but he is one of the mellowest boys I've ever known. His feathers gleam with a sheen of green, and he is so beautiful.
Mr Frizzle. My only frizzle cockerel. The other frizzle is a gold female.
Goldie, named for her color, and her personality. She is sassy, sexy, confident, wild and fun, just like the actress Goldie Hawn. I just feel personally that Goldie doesn't photograph well, maybe because her upper beak is slightly longer than the lower one, it makes her look like she is frowning and she always has that wild, intense look in her eyes.
Onyx being teased by me with a grass seedling.
My favorite chickens in the whole flock. Smokey and Ebony. Ebony isn't too pretty but she has a sweet face to match her ultra sweet personality. She loves to fall asleep on my lap and loves to cuddle with humans.