It is my honor to announce...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Skellington, May 25, 2019.

  1. Skellington

    Skellington Chirping

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    I started building my coop last year while my friends were gutting a house they'd bought. They let me take whatever I wanted from their demolition pile, and I hauled a LOT of stuff away -- lots of odd-sized studs and scraps of plywood. They probably saved me a couple hundred bucks on my coop.

    So I gave them naming rights to a chicken.

    I finally had my friends over to meet the teenage chickens last weekend. Lo and behold, they'd treated the chicken-naming responsibility with - ah - appropriate respect and solemnity.

    By which I mean they'd not only chosen a name, but Kate had spent the morning crafting a very tiny sword with which to ceremonially name my chicken.

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    (It says "Forged in the colonies". Kate is British)

    We assembled everyone in my laundry room. In front of the gathered witnesses and with her wife Kat holding the honoree, Kate ("her majesty's representative in the colonies" -- or at least my laundry room) dubbed my buff orpington Lady Bawk of Peckham.

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    Lady Bawk is the smallest of my flock, and the most likely to steal food out of someone else's beak. A perfect aristocrat.
     
  2. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    I'm not objecting or anything, but don't you think dubbing a female like a knight is a little........well unprecedented.:lau
    I suppose she'll be orf to public school when shes' a bit older.;)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Maybe she could be a Knightress- why not?
     
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  4. Skellington

    Skellington Chirping

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    There darn well should be! I thought there were female knights, like Dame Maggie Smith, but it turns out that's an 'equivalent heraldic order.'

    ...I just spent twenty minutes researching the british honors system because of my teenage chicken. :lol:
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    It looks as if Lady Bawk is thinking, "They are going to slit my throat."
     
  6. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Songster

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    That is adorable and hilarious. I just read the story out loud and showed the pictures to my husband K. and son J.

    Respectful greetings to Lady Bawk of Peckham!
     
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  7. Virginia and James

    Virginia and James Songster

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    That's amazing.
    :lau
     

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