Owlhome Flock!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Steampunked, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Steampunked

    Steampunked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just a thread for me to muse about my flock and any potential breeding projects that I get going next year. Mostly, these are all pets.

    The Anconas:

    Since the Ancona breed is said to originate from Italy, and since these two were born on Halloween, they have Italian Halloween type names:

    Lemuria:
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    Festa:
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    Lemuria and Festa are probably sisters, they were hatched together, but I still can barely tell them apart! Festa has a slightly taller comb than Lemuria, and seems to be a bit braver.


    Araucana:

    Antimony was purchased from someone down the road, but unfortunately brought a nagging cough into the coop. Weeks later, everyone else but her is better, so she's back on her antibiotics again. She's tame and gentle-natured.

    Antimony:

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    Antimony's best friend is Oricalcum, a 'French Wheaten Maran' who looks a bit dark to me.
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    Candycorn is a bantam Silkie who was born as a runt from a runt egg on Halloween - and yet she's doing really well now, after having to be babied through her first weeks.

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    Candycorn is really not sure about Ivan the Terrible's haircut. Ivan was also born on halloween, and like Candycorn, he is a partridge, and rather little. He was nearly blind as his crest was so gigantic, so he had to have it trimmed.

    Ivan has the most amazing blue earlobes.

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    And unnamed until the gender is worked out, and we know if we're keeping them, is another halloween hatchling:

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    Light Sussex:

    Flavia and Fulvia are good roman names for hens of a breed from Roman times:


    Flavia copped a breeze up the rear every time I tried to photograph her, so I gave up on her dignity:

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    Fulvia likes reaching for things a bit too far away from her instead of whatever is in front of her:

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    Here is a 'French Wheaten Maran', her name is Oricalcum after the metal. She has adorably fluffy feet, but she looks way too dark to be french wheaten to me.

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    Silver Laced Wyandottes:
    The hen at the back is Leadlight, after her lovely feathers, I fear the cockrel at the front is 'Roaster' as to his eventual doom.

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    Barred Rocks:

    Sweet Poll is a traditional name for someone from the area Barred Rocks came from, and here she is:

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    And the last is our flock Rooster, a gentleman called Wellington:

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  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    ALL so cute!
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty. I really like the lighting in the photo of Candycorn; it highlights her fluff so nicely. Lovely Barred Rocks. I hope Wellington stays as sweet as he looks in that photo.
     
  4. Steampunked

    Steampunked Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the kind words!

    And right now Wellington will break my heart if he goes mean - he lets me pick him up, carry him, he likes to be stroked...he's a delight. But his hormones haven't hit yet.

    Candycorn is kind of my favourite because I was told she wouldn't live, and she was so frail and fragile and slept all the time:

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    She was the first born and half the size even as a chick of all the others, but painfully cute.
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Beautiful flock! Love those names as well. Thanks for sharing.
     

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