What are you chickens names, and how old were they when you named them?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by HeidiEmbrey, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. HeidiEmbrey

    HeidiEmbrey Songster

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    Hi! Just wondering, how old were your chickens when you named them, did you name them on day one, or wait till they grew up to see what they would look or act like?

    Also wondering what your chickens names are, and why you named them that! Do your birds names follow a theme or do you just go with their personality?

    Mine are three weeks and I haven't named them that but they all have nick names.. I like the idea of naming them after their country or origin or breed name somehow. Like Frenchie for my salmon faverolle? I like the idea of naming them after mythical things like Fae and Elfine. I've been calling the little silkie Kiwi because she looks like a Kiwi bird and is the color and size of a kiwi fruit but I don't think that will match when she (I hope a she) grows up.

    Thanks. :)
     
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  2. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road

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    We don't have a theme, and some names changed over time. We just thought about names we liked and what we thought fit best.
    Nugget got her name because she was the smallest of the original 4 chicks.
    Scarlett and Ruby are RIRs, the names just stuck.
    Pepper for her color, black
    Emmett was an Elfie first because he had green leg and was supposed to be a girl, named after a character in a book I like, then after a character in a movie.
    Tris after a book character, but because she was always the bravest, most adventurous.
    Indigo for her color
    Donut because my grandson is silly
    Blue Kazoo because my lttle blue roo sounds like a kazoo when he crows

    I don't see anything wrong with Frenchie or Kiwi:thumbsup
     
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    HeidiEmbrey Songster

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    Aw..every one of those names is so cute! I love the shades of red for the Road Island Reds and Nugget and Donut lol. My easter egger has blue legs and everyone wants to name it an easter bunny related name but not sure what, Peter if it's a boy but I hope it's a hen!! Supposed to be a hen but could be a mistake? It acts cocky lol I might name it Captain Bunny? I don't know lol.. Thanks :)
     
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    TattooedChicks Songster

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    I have 14 bantams that have all been named, most of them were given around the 2-3 month old range. With the exception of a little cockerel named Nova, who was about 2 weeks old and had just survived a very serious illness. Saving his life was like catching a falling star since he turned out to be one of my most stunning birds, so he got a flashy name to match.
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    The Boys: (Japanese cockerels)
    Haku, Calcifer, and Nova

    The Girls:
    Ponyo and Mononoke/ Noke for short (Japs)
    Molly and Quaker (Cochins)
    Sophie, Maggie and Gabbie (Oegb)
    Latte (EE)
    Boo and Papi (Sebrights)
    Kiki (Sumatra)

    Most of my Japanese birds were named after Studio Ghibli film characters. Molly after a chatty friend. Quaker for her pilgrim styled coloration. Kiki for the noises she makes when greeting. Sophie, Maggie and Gabbie after some of my favorite songs from a British folk artist. Latte looks like a foamy coffee pour over. My niece called my silver sebright a ghost chicken, hence Boo, and the golden sebright looks like a monarch butterfly so she is called Papi, short for papillon.
     
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  5. Vanilla Gorilla

    Vanilla Gorilla Chirping

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    I had help from my 4 year old naming mine. We named them as soon as we got them at around 2-3 weeks old. I have all pullets/hens, and they are as follows:

    Golden Laced Wyandottes: Butterscotch and Pretzel
    Cuckoo Marans: Skittles and Sprinkles
    Blue Laced Red Wyandotte: Ember
    Blue Andalusian: Winter
    Welsummer: Brown Cheryl

    We were just naming off random female names for the Welsummer, and my 4 year old son just really thought Cheryl was the winner. We thought it was funny, so it just stuck.
     
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    HeidiEmbrey Songster

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    Cute :) I'd like to hear what Kiki sounds like! I think the golden seebrights looks like monarch butterflies too <3
     
  7. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Songster

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    It’s a super cute kee-kee-kee trilling, I’ll have to find a video.
     
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    HeidiEmbrey Songster

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    I tried to find one on youtube and could find what they look like I think, a shiny black chicken? but none of them making noise :( My silkie chicks are making really cute noises..Is it a bantam thing? I want an araucana bantam..have you ever seen one? wish me luck finding one :)
     
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    TattooedChicks Songster

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    The large breed birds are probably quieter, and bantams are silly anyways. I hope you find one! It’s a sea of mislabeled EEs out there, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a true arucana Bantam before.
     
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    I haven't even seen a true araucana, much less a bantam! I am going to need luck..thanks :)
     

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