Thursday, July 21, 2016

The 7 Breeds of Chickens in Our Flock

The girls and a couple of roos are growing so fast and their adult feathers are so lovely. Here are some shots of a few of them. The breeds we have include:
Black Australorp
Barred Rock
Silver Laced Wyandotte
Buff Orpingtons
New Hampshire Red

 The Welsummers are absolutely beautiful. I need to get a better shot that shows the coloring and markings on their backs.

One of the Black Australorp girls starting to show that lovely blue/black in her feathers. The Australorps are by far the most friendly and curious in our flock.

Who doesn't love the striking pattern of a Silver Laced Wyandotte

A New Hampshire Red. In the past we have had lots of Rhode Island Reds so this time I thought we would try the NH girls. We ordered a NHR roo too. 

A black Turken AKA Naked Neck. The Turken's are very friendly and curious too.

A Buff Turken - Naked Neck

 This gal is one of the Barred Plymouth Rocks. They are a bit more shy.

 A Welsummer and a Silver Laced Wyandotte

A Buff Orpington having a drink. We ordered to Buff girls and one Roo. We want them for their broody nature to hatch out chicks for us. They are the shyest chickens in our flock. 

 We don't know what breed this one is. It is not one that we ordered so it's a mystery. I think it is really beautiful what ever it is. If you know what it is please leave a comment below. Same bird in the photo below and the color is more accurate in the photo below. More buff than red. 

See note on above photo about this mystery bird. 

 Traffic jam at the door to the coop

 Excuse me! No parking!!

 The girls hanging around the water cooler

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