Today we added 10 more members to our hen house. Aren't they so cute? Yes I know I just got done sharing my phobia of birds, but for some reason chickens don't fit into that fear. They do get kinda creepy looking, almost like a dinosaur, when they are teenagers. Aren't most teenagers scary and awkward looking? I was so excited to find out that the two breeds I really wanted were avaliable from a local breeder. So now onto introductions.
We don't have names yet. The black ones you see are Cuckoo Marans. They lay a dark brown egg. This breed was the one I was looking into the most. All but one of the others are Cochins. A friend of mine told me about these gentle birds and I knew I wanted some. We got a black cochin, a blue (grey) cochin, a partridge cochin, and a blue frizzle cochin. I need to get a picture of that one. It has curly feathers. Super cute. The odd one you see at the bottom of the pile (brown) is a Buttercup.
You can see Buttercup better in this photo. She (well hopefully) is the one facing the camera. She is unique in that her comb will come in as a crown.
We are hoping to add a couple of Buff Orphingtons to the group in the next couple of weeks.