Wordless Wednesday – Chooks

by Deb on September 14, 2011

Chooks

I put up lots of photos when our chickens were little and cute, then it stopped. Unfortunately it wasn’t because they weren’t cute anymore but because we had a series of dog attacks and lost most of them, including our gorgeous cockerel Dinner.

We got some more from the school, and these are all mixed breeds of some sort or another. The new cockerel, Lunch, is just as gorgeous but completely different.

Bubby Lily

And here he is with one of his girls, Bubby Lily.

Little Black Chook

The little black chook is called that and probably has Australorp in her, she was the first to start laying beautiful little brown eggs.

Jewel

Jewel is a pretty little grey chook, except it’s apparently called lavender.

Frizz

And this is Frizz, named for her frizzy crest. Frizz and Jewel have at least some Araucana in them, which is where the frizz comes from. And the exciting thing about Araucanas is their blue eggs.

Araucana pullet egg

They are both laying lovely little blue eggs, shown here next to one of our older chickens’ eggs. And the ones we’ve checked are fertile as far as I can tell, so we’ll be excited to see what comes out of the incubator!

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Kirsty @mummytofive September 14, 2011 at 10:05 am

Ooh I’ve never seen a blue egg before! Cant wait to see what comes out! Happy WW!!
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mums the word September 14, 2011 at 10:39 am

loved my chickens til the nasty fox got them.. gorgeous blue eggs! my kids would love them!!
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Deb September 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

Ours was dogs with irresponsible owners 🙁
The blue eggs are so cute, and we’re going to try crossing to get green ones as well. Will be a long term project!

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sif September 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

Nothing so proud as a rooster! I love the look of Araucana eggs, so delicate!
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Thea September 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

I love your chooks!! 🙂
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Trish September 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm

iLife your chooks. Can’t wait to get some next year.
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Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me September 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Love your chooks and the blue eggs are so pretty! I’d love to get a couple chooks but the hubs doesn’t want any :s
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Deb September 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I was a bit meh when husband got the first ones, but they are so much fun. Fascinating to watch and it’s really nice to be using the kitchen scraps. And now we have more space and are waiting for little chickies it’s exciting!

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A Keeper September 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Loving the names, that’s cool. When we had some baby chicks (which crew into noisy roosters), they were all named after nursery rhyme characters ) guess the age of my kids 😛 That blue egg is cool 🙂
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Deb September 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I feel a bit embarrassed about ‘the little black chook’ 🙂 Our first rooster started crowing when my parents were staying, so he was named Dinner. Now I think it will be going until we run out of meals.

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