Monday, September 28, 2009
Blue Egg Layers
Well, I did spare you from my chickens for one post anyway. Above is Jolene. Named after one of our favorite country songs. Name the artist and you'll win some brownie points! She is our blue/green egg layer, and a very reliable egg layer she is. She is very shy and doesn't enjoy being held much. She is our mystery breed I keep talking about that must be part Araucana.
This is Penelope. She is my Araucana and one of my first little chicks from the spring. You can see the resemblance to Jolene in the comb, or lack of comb. She isn't laying yet, but is by far our friendliest girl. She coos and coos when you pick her up and will close her eyes and act asleep when you pet her back and under her beak. She was picked on quite a bit when we first got our new group of chickens. Thankfully that has resolved now and they all seem to be getting along great.