Wanted to share some pics of my pretty ladies...

naturegrrl

Songster
11 Years
Nov 15, 2008
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7
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Santa Cruz, CA
From top to bottom: Princess, Ghoti, Kitty
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Yum, cereal!
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More please?
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Our little Princess.
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Mowing the lawn.
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Checking the flower pots for slugs, caterpillars, and spiderwebs.
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Princess considering whether she might actually make it to the top of the fence.
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naturegrrl

Songster
11 Years
Nov 15, 2008
100
7
121
Santa Cruz, CA
They do look similar - RIRs are a bit darker on average, and have a single comb rather than a pea comb. The woman who created the Buckeye breed was aiming for a red hen with a pea comb (she lived in Ohio and wanted a bird that was cold-resistant), so that's one of the diagnostic traits of the breed now. We got her almost on accident - we'd gone to a local gal who gets large batches from Ideal, with our hearts set on buff brahmas. She encouraged us to get three birds instead of two (just in cases...), and she had this one lonely buckeye chick that had come in an assortment, so we decided sure, why not? And brought Princess home along with our two BBs. So glad we did! She's wonderful fun, and we get to feel extra good about getting her because she's a rare heritage breed.
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