Thursday, September 27, 2007

Are They Chickens Yet?

OAO Daughter tried to redeem her previous, insulting remarks, when she received the most recent email wave of chick pics: "Very nice. Their looks have improved."

Yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever. And while she gave with one hand, she was quick to take it back with the other, saying that while the photo of the black star was loading on her monitor, she saw a feather which looked like a red wart and it, "...made my gag reflex well up." For cryin' in a bucket, that kid needs a physician or something.

Birkenstock Zoomer says not to wield the rooster ax too quickly, as she has a hen with a prominent comb and aggressive personality. This little barred rock will remain with us regardless of gender:

Aggressive and nippy as a chick, she/he has become a nice, brave, friendly chicken.

Ameraucanas mature with vastly varying feathering and features, and am I ever glad this one looks nothing like Dorcas did...well, except for those putrid green legs:

Pardon the blurry image of fleeing fowl, as I must include an ancona. I think the anconas are going to be pleasingly showy birds:

The anconas are the only breed in this flock which lay white eggs. Carton-filled colors should range from white to dark brown and include some blues and greens from the ameraucanas. I can hardly wait, but wait I must, for they won't be giving us hen fruits before the end of the year. In the meantime, though, it sure is pleasing to have a yard full of chickens again.

I'm all done chicken-talking now.

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18

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