A No Name Introduction to the New Girls


Earlier this week we brought home the new baby chickens. I mentioned we weren’t sure we got exactly what we had ordered. We ordered 2 Black Australorps, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Dominique, 1 Rhode Island Red and a Golden Polish.  We only got 7 of the 8 because I believe they forgot to send one. We are a bit confused about the australorps and barred rock and I’ve been thinking we only got 1 Black Australorp and maybe 2 Barred Rocks. Or 1 Black Australorp, 1 Barred Rock and 1 mystery bird. Or perhaps it is the Dominique after all.

I have no idea. What I do know is that we needed 2 Black Australorps. Yes needed. That pair we had named. And the name wouldn’t work if there was only one. So I did what any self-respecting crazy chicken lady would do. I got 1 more. Just in case. I went back to the Portage Bay Grange and got us another Black Australorp. She is about 2 weeks older, so a lot larger and at that awkward teenager phase (a tad greasy and not so cute). She isn’t picking on the young’uns though so that is good!

Wanna meet the girls? I can’t tell you names yet as they aren’t decided yet. But I will tell you that we will be following the theme set with last years chicken naming.


grow and resist speckled sussex chickenThe Speckled Sussex

grow and resist rhode island red chickenThe Rhode Island Red.

grow and resist golden polish chickenAh, the sweet golden polish. Her name is Lady Guitar II. We had one last year that was a rooster. Our favorite rooster. So we are keeping the name till we get a pullet!

grow and resist silver laced wyandotte chickenThe Silver Laced Wyandotte

grow and resist barred rock chickenWe think this is our Barred Rock. Anyone concur? Doubts?

grow and resist barred rock chickenWe think this *might* be a Barred Rock also. However she is so much smaller than all of the other chicks. And her feet are darker than the other Barred Rock. Hmmm… mystery chicken!

grow and resist black australorp chickenThe 1 Black Australorp we got. At least we think she is a BA. Anyone know for sure?

grow and resist black australorp chickenThe about 4 week old Black Australorp. They sure do get awkward. Greasy teenager.

If you think I have identified any of them incorrectly let me know! And, if you think any of them might be roosters also let me know. We got them sexed this time but I know it isn’t fool-proof!


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