I got this batch of cuties from alohachickens and its time to start selecting the keepers! I only want to keep one boy- MAYBE two, and all the best hens. They are eight weeks old and just learning to make real chicken sounds... one of the boys had his first crow just a few days ago but most are still peeping. Rather that try to paraphrase the goals and origins of the Aloha project, I decided links would be better. The link link below is pics of the parents of my chickens: http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c181/sommerp/Aloha Pens April 2011/ And this one is about the project its self: http://alohachickens.webs.com/december2010.htm This one has pics of the original Swedish flower hens that inspired the project: http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Swede/BRKSwedeSpot.html That explains what I am aiming for, so without further adieu, here are my chickens! Buttercup (roo) Flecks (hen) Digit (hen) Cuckoo (roo) Red hens Snowflake and Goldy (hens) Snowflake or her stunt double-I have two nearly identical girls (hen) Bluetail (roo) Chair thieves! Easter (roo) Calli (hen) Peach (roo) Blackbeak (hen) Puffy and Bluetail (hen and roo) Nap time! Almost everyone is in this one... ignore the Columbian Wyandotte and the Silver Laced Polish! Culled pullets will be going to the Oregon fall poultry swap in October and culled cockerels, well... I will keep them. In the freezer.