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.
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!