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Have you ever named a chicken after someone you know?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by denahli, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. denahli

    denahli Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    I named one of my chicks after my DH....LOL!

    He wasn't too impressed, but now he even calls her by name. Anyone ever had and funny experiences naming their chicken after someone they know?
  2. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Our nasty bantam Sultan rooster and his hen are named after the last wagonboss that worked here and his wife. My husband couldn't stand him and said he walked around like a banty rooster, and his wife was always doing her hair; the hen has one of those round poofs!

    My Buff Orpington hens are named after his aunts. Again he did it, not me, and he picked out the bossy, fat one.
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I named one of my Welsummers "Dot" after my Grandmother. The chick was very tiny, much smaller than the rest and full of spunk. My Grandmother was short and spunky so it fit well.... until the Welsummer went through a late puberty and turned into a roo!

    I also have a Bantam BR roo named Roger, it was the ugliest chick and for some strange reason reminded me of a less than handsome guy I knew as a teenager.
  4. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Lewisburg, WV
    I had one Polish I named after my sister Phyllis, it turned out to be a roo, so we culled it. Poor Phyllis..., I have another Polished also named after my sister Donna, and it's so funny, that girl is the best broody I have, just like my sister was. I now have a turkey that I've name Tommy, which is also my brothers name. I don't think he's going to like that one.... [​IMG]
  5. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Songster

    May 23, 2008
    i named my alpha (at the moment) chick after a friend of mine who is an outspokenly vocal woman and a fine conspiracy theorist. my friend is also from RI and the chick is a RIR. worked out perfectly. [​IMG]
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Had a Blue Orp rooster name Gordon after Gordie. And a Black Aussie pullet and NH pullet named after my two favorite relatives, my grandmother and her sister. One of them went biosexual on me, a hen crowed like a roo! [​IMG]
  7. karrie

    karrie In the Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    I had a very mean rooster--named him Moe, like one of the 3 Stooges!
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    One of my white show roos is named Dub-ya.........
  9. denahli

    denahli Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    woo hoo! there are others like me. I just get a kick out of my chickens and the idea that their namesake is someone I know...makes me smile...lol
  10. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    named my Japanese bantam after my Japanese and Korean friend.

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