Monday, 29 June 2009

Let me introduce you

...to my girls. As you might imagine there was much discussion over names which involved ruling out the likes of "Tandoori" and "Tikka Masala" (Ha! Like no-one ever thought of those before!) Jacob wanted to name one Yoda... but Yoda is definitely a boy so sticking with the Star Wars theme he came up with Princess Leia. This caused much hilarity (Leia... Layer...eggs...) but it stuck so this is Princess Leia.

A beautiful red/brown hen with white feathers.... very much the Princess!

Another beautiful red/brown hen but with black tail feathers is Betty

Boudicca (named by Sam) is black with a beautiful green sheen to her feathers.

She also has a lovely copper colour around her neck.


And last but not least is Dorothy... a lovely Speckeldy Hen, who won't stay still long enough for a decent photo!


I promise not to keep boring you with my chickens... well at least not until we get our first egg! Off to fetch a tired and muddy Joe from the station.*
*He just called... his train is delayed and won't be in until half past midnight! Yawn!

21 comments:

  1. How lovely they all look - I am jealous! I have alway wanted chickens. Just think of all the baking you will have to do to use up all those lovely eggs!

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  2. Great names! And I, for one, can't wait to see the eggs!

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  3. Oh you'll have such fun Gina. I can't believe we ever were henless here now. I think the speckeldy one is the same as one we had before, but can't remember the breed right now. xx

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  4. Lovely! They look as if they've got individual personalities already :-)

    Which one is 'boss-hen'? Boudicca's got a steely look of determination about her. The silver speckled ones are always lovely characters - Dorothy sounds well named and quite a busy body!

    My hens did sterling service for the village fete - supplying 14 eggs for the pre-fete baking session.

    Celia

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  5. Your girls are all beautiful and it's nice that they are different from each other. Love the names you've chosen. Just think of all the lovely cakes you'll make when they start laying. I won't look at those posts - too much like torture! Hope you stayed awake long enough to meet Joe from the station.

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  6. I've always wanted chickens too ..... one day ..... and a house move .....

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  7. Those are fabulous names - you've got a smart bunch of chicken namers there!

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  8. Hi, I like your girls. Must be great to keep chickens!

    Kind regards, Madelief

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  9. Gorgeous! My favourite is definitely Dorothy! Partly because my ver first chicken when I was tiny was called Speckly!

    Lucy x

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  10. We used to have chickens when I was a little girl.
    I don't like eggs but I love them in cakes!

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  11. Hurray, chickens are brilliant! Hours of fun spent watching them peck about and preen and cluck at each other and sunbathe :) Last week our chicken Dandelion hatched out a tiny black chick and its lovely to see her feeding it and leading it around. Chickens should be compulsory :)

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  12. You can not possibly bore us with chickens. They are so much fun! Love the names you picked. Had a good laugh about Tikka Masala and Tandoori.

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  13. Love the names - but will Dorothy and Betty not feel a bit inferior next to Princess Laia and Boudicca? You could call them Dorothy L. Sayers and Betty Boo (throyd?) to up their street cred.
    Dear Gina, thankyou for reading my blog - I'm so new to it!

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  14. Hi girls! Looking forward to vicarious chicken-ownership via your blog.

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  15. Oh Gina,,,,I'm so pleased for you. As mentioned before, you won't be sorry, as the eggs are just the best and in a vicky sponge, oh bliss!
    Min are Madams though, very demanding, they have their routine and wo betide anyone that doesn't do their bidding!

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  16. Oh, they're lovely and their names are fab...glad you out your foot down about Tandoori and Tikka Masala though!

    I love little speckly Dorothy :)

    xxx

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  17. what is it with star wars names _ dan called one of ours skywalker!!!
    Hope Jo had a good time - Em came back quite muddy and exhausted but said it was brilliant!

    xxx

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  18. Gina - I hope Joe enjoyed Glastonbury as much as I did - and on his behalf, I'd like to say that I didn't see him misbehaving himself at all. A complete credit to you! x

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  19. Hello ladies! It's great how you can tell them apart so easily. There's something about Betty which I particularly like :-)

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  20. They're beautiful aren't they? I love watching chickens - my dad kept some when I was growing up!

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  21. I love your chickens, especially Betty. A friend had a black one for years until Mr Fox.... Enjoy them!

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