Meet my flock :]

FluffyFaverolles

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Hi there! I thought it would be fun to do an introduction thread on my flock of chickens. I only have 9 but they’re all very important to me.
First off is Dawn:
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She’s an 8 year old Mille Fleur D’uccle mix. Rather snappy but still a wonderful bird. She’s the leader of the pecking order, and rightfully so. Before our current flock, we had one flock that was sadly wiped out between two animal attacks. Dawn was the sole survivor. Our assumption is that she flew through the roof, because we found her in the morning sitting up in the treetops. Poor gal has a lot of trauma but she’s still spunky and proud.
Next is Barb.
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Barb is a blind Barred Holland (though she can see partially out of her left eye.) She’s dorky, slow, and a bit dumb. But she’s also sweet, gentle, and loves to be cuddled. Despite her slowness, the other chickens rarely take advantage of her. I feel like they know she can’t see and so they don’t give her as hard of a time LOL. She has her spunk, though. I often see her arguing with the Faverolles for food.
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This is Mario (not my name choice, I probably would have named her something more elegant but she was named by my 11 year old brother, as my mom was the one who made the “who names who” decisions.) She’s a slightly crazed Brabanter and used to have bad feather damage on her neck. She looked naked. But lately her feathers have grown back and she’s looking very beautiful! I got her the same time as I got Barb, and they often hang out with each other. Her head feathers aren’t as pronounced as a usual Brabanter’s are. I’m not sure why, but she’s still beautiful and can be cuddly if she’s in the right mood.
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Sorry for the blurry picture of this one lol. This is Coffee, my (apparent, after a suggestion from black_cat) Easter Egger. She’s big, quiet, and brooding (pun intended, but she actually lays quite often for her age.) She’s a bit pompous, but not super aggressive. She’s second below Dawn in our pecking order, as evident by the fact that they’re both first to get the best bugs in our yard. She also takes dust baths very often with our Australorp, Brokenbeak, who grew up with her.
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This is Brokenbeak. I feel like her name is a bit shameful, but it’s very describing of her appearance LOL. She’s still beautiful, despite her awkward beak. She’s very calm and sweet, loves taking dust baths with Coffee. I need to get video sometime of them swishing all the dirt around together! She and her sister like to sleep backwards in her lay box also. Not very productive for either of them.
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Cute Eyes is also an Australorp, she’s from the same mother as Brokenbeak. She’s much more active though, and less cuddly. I don’t mind that she’s more flighty, though. It just means she’s cautious. She often has this distant gaze on her face, which I find amusing.
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Lastly is my lovely Faverolles. I got them in April of this year and they are a joy. From left to right, Cake, Brigitte and Chisa. Cake is very vocal and loves to grab my hair. Brigitte is the fluffiest and calmer than the other two. Chisa is sort of distant but still spends a lot of time with the other two. This is an older picture of them, they have much bigger combs now so I don’t just have their markings to physically distinguish them from each other.
I hope you enjoyed all my pictures and chickens. Have a lovely day! :p
 
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hysop

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I love how well you know all your flock!! And I actually like names that aren't just "pretty" but descriptive of either their appearance or personality. I find it it's easier to remember their names. At least to me.

I have a rooster that we rescued from a fast food chicken place called Carter's so we named him Carter. I need to name the rest of my flock since I have all new girls. You have inspired me to go spend more time with them to find decent names for them.
 

Julie dingman evans

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Hi there! I thought it would be fun to do an introduction thread on my flock of chickens. I only have 9 but they’re all very important to me.
First off is Dawn: View attachment 2430222
She’s an 8 year old Mille Fleur D’uccle mix. Rather snappy but still a wonderful bird. She’s the leader of the pecking order, and rightfully so. Before our current flock, we had one flock that was sadly wiped out between two animal attacks. Dawn was the sole survivor. Our assumption is that she flew through the roof, because we found her in the morning sitting up in the treetops. Poor gal has a lot of trauma but she’s still spunky and proud.
Next is Barb.
View attachment 2430231 Barb is a blind Barred Holland (though she can see partially out of her left eye.) She’s dorky, slow, and a bit dumb. But she’s also sweet, gentle, and loves to be cuddled. Despite her slowness, the other chickens rarely take advantage of her. I feel like they know she can’t see and so they don’t give her as hard of a time LOL. She has her spunk, though. I often see her arguing with the Faverolles for food.
View attachment 2430240 This is Mario (not my name choice, I probably would have named her something more elegant but she was named by my 11 year old brother, as my mom was the one who made the “who names who” decisions.) She’s a slightly crazed Brabanter and used to have bad feather damage on her neck. She looked naked. But lately her feathers have grown back and she’s looking very beautiful! I got her the same time as I got Barb, and they often hang out with each other. Her head feathers aren’t as pronounced as a usual Brabanter’s are. I’m not sure why, but she’s still beautiful and can be cuddly if she’s in the right mood.
View attachment 2430250 Sorry for the blurry picture of this one lol. This is Coffee, my Ameraucana. She’s big, quiet, and brooding (pun intended, but she actually lays quite often for her age.) She’s a bit pompous, but not super aggressive. She’s second below Dawn in our pecking order, as evident by the fact that they’re both first to get the best bugs in our yard. She also takes dust baths very often with our Australorp, Brokenbeak, who grew up with her.
View attachment 2430255 This is Brokenbeak. I feel like her name is a bit shameful, but it’s very describing of her appearance LOL. She’s still beautiful, despite her awkward beak. She’s very calm and sweet, loves taking dust baths with Coffee. I need to get video sometime of them swishing all the dirt around together! She and her sister like to sleep backwards in her lay box also. Not very productive for either of them. View attachment 2430262
Cute Eyes is also an Australorp, she’s from the same mother as Brokenbeak. She’s much more active though, and less cuddly. I don’t mind that she’s more flighty, though. It just means she’s cautious. She often has this distant gaze on her face, which I find amusing.
View attachment 2430269 Lastly is my lovely Faverolles. I got them in April of this year and they are a joy. From left to right, Cake, Brigitte and Chisa. Cake is very vocal and loves to grab my hair. Brigitte is the fluffiest and calmer than the other two. Chisa is sort of distant but still spends a lot of time with the other two. This is an older picture of them, they have much bigger combs now so I don’t just have their markings to physically distinguish them from each other.
I hope you enjoyed all my pictures and chickens. Have a lovely day! :p
Your flock is so cute and diverse!😃 and are you sure that your ameraucauna isn’t actually an EE? I have always wanted faverolles, but we already have too many others 😆! Who is your favorite?
 

FluffyFaverolles

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Your flock is so cute and diverse!😃 and are you sure that your ameraucauna isn’t actually an EE? I have always wanted faverolles, but we already have too many others 😆! Who is your favorite?
My mistake! My mom says she’s actually an araucana.
I’m not sure if I have a favorite... but Dawn’s really grown on me because I spend a lot of time with her.
 

FluffyFaverolles

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I love how well you know all your flock!! And I actually like names that aren't just "pretty" but descriptive of either their appearance or personality. I find it it's easier to remember their names. At least to me.

I have a rooster that we rescued from a fast food chicken place called Carter's so we named him Carter. I need to name the rest of my flock since I have all new girls. You have inspired me to go spend more time with them to find decent names for them.
Carter is actually a rather charming name I think. Im so glad to have inspired you :p
 

black_cat

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My mistake! My mom says she’s actually an araucana.
I’m not sure if I have a favorite... but Dawn’s really grown on me because I spend a lot of time with her.
I think that your mom might be mistaken...unless you're in australia, araucanas are rumpless (tailless) and always come in solid colors, while easter eggers (EEs) come in all sorts of colors and have beards and pea combs.
 

black_cat

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They're lovely!!! You have such a colorful flock!!! I love their names, also- I think that they're really fun! Do you have any egg basket pics? You must get such a lovely color variety!
 

FluffyFaverolles

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I think that your mom might be mistaken...unless you're in australia, araucanas are rumpless (tailless) and always come in solid colors, while easter eggers (EEs) come in all sorts of colors and have beards and pea combs.
Hm. I’m not sure then.
i remember the hatchery saying ameraucana, but she remembers araucana. but i think you might be right about EE. she doesn’t look like either aracauna or ameraucana, though i can see more resemblance of ameraucana than the latter.
thank you for your input, actually, i love to be sure of what they are :p

As for Easter basket pics, I’ll have to take some!
 

black_cat

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Hm. I’m not sure then.
i remember the hatchery saying ameraucana, but she remembers araucana. but i think you might be right about EE. she doesn’t look like either aracauna or ameraucana, though i can see more resemblance of ameraucana than the latter.
thank you for your input, actually, i love to be sure of what they are :p

As for Easter basket pics, I’ll have to take some!
A lot of hatcheries misspell ameraucana as 'americauna' or 'ameracauna' to trick buyers into paying more for chicks :p She's adorable either way!!
 

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