Tuesday, April 26, 2005

day 3

All the little chickies are doing well. My friend, Kristin, thinks the mystery chick may be a Silver Spangled Hamburg. Sounds fancy! Sounds sparkly! She called it evil. I'm going to call him Mooney*. We'll see just how evil he is. If he's really evil, maybe we'll call him Dumpling.
For reference - the black ones with white around their eyes are Black Australorps. The black ones with a white dot on the back of the head are Dominiques. The speckled-headed ones are Golden Laced Wyandottes and the red ones are Rhode Island Reds. The Golden Polish are missing from the picture. They have a little top knot of feathers on the top of the head.

Monkey said her favorite was the black one. There are 12 generally black ones. Only four will remain black. She named her favorite Gigi and wants to go see it about every 15 minutes. Gigi welcome to the family.

*The Hamburgs were once called Mooneys in England. I have no idea why, but there's no need to mess with tradition.

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