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Pics of my flock: Faverolles, Speckleds and Ameraucanas

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Windy Ridge, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    This is Lily, a Wheaten Ameraucana posing for the camera.


    It's actually tough to get pictures of her, becuase most of the time when she sees me she comes running!

    Here is Mathilde (Tillie), a sweet Salmon Faverolles hen:


    This is Tillie and the Dauphin, a White Faverolles rooster, taking in the view of the autumn foliage on the facing ridge:


    And here is a young Speckled Sussex pullet named Gloria, one of my specklediest:

  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Beautiful feathered family, and gorgeous surroundings! Thanks for sharing!
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Beautiful birds and foilage. Happy birds, I can tell. [​IMG]
  4. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Super nice , great property.
  5. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Thank you. It is a great property... we love it! But we don't even live on an actual road--just a jeep trail right-of-way. It can get mighty difficult to get in and out in the winter or after a storm. It's definitely not for everyone.

    (The chickens seem to like it, tho'. Of course, they're not driving. ) [​IMG]

    Here's one of a couple of the boys in the old orchard. The one in front is Franklin, a Silver Laced Wyandotte.

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2007
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Sounds like my kind of place! Beautiful! DH would be drooling over the apple trees. He grafts heirloom apples as a hobby.
  7. alex

    alex Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    i like all your chickens they have really nice colars in them :]
  8. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Quote:We have a few heirloom pippins. They're my favorites--yum! There's one tree that we simply have no idea what it is... the former owners didn't, either. It actually ripens in late June or early July. That's crazy this far north! They're quite tart, a bit like Granny Smiths, but the Grannies don't ripen until much later. Of course we lost the fruit on that tree this year to frost.

    I wish we knew what our peaches were, too. It's been pretty fun discovering all the different fruit and nut trees around here... we've been here about three years. We have apples, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, mulberries, chestnuts, hickory, black walnut and persimmon. We're trying to get pawpaw growing, too, but we've had a real time with the dear eating all the small trees we've planted. They're supposed to leave pawpaws alone, though. We shall see!
  9. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    The picture of Tillie and Dauphin lookin out over the scenery is priceless! I love pictures like that!
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Lovely pictures of your chickens Windy!

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