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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cuckoo Marans


I thought I would post some pictures of the new girls.
This is a Cuckoo Maran. I only saw them in pictures
so to see one and how much they look like my like
my Barred Rocks. The only difference is the spots of white are
somewhat bigger. They are starting to beat up on the other
hens so I am still wondering if the large brown eggs will be
worth it.

This is one of my Welsummer hens. She will lay
big brown eggs too. She and her sister have lovely
temperaments. Very gentle and they like to come
and visit.

But still next to silkies, New Jersey Giants are my
favorite for temperament, for size of egg and for color.
I really love the deep, dark brown color. The girls
are turning out to be a very nice addition to my flock.
I wonder how much the feathers will fly when I try
to introduce them into my older flock. My older flock
is very sweet but they might change when these new
young chicks come in.
I was thinking, that I never gave my hens names. I guess
the reason I didn't was the fox threat. It makes it easier
to not get so attached if I just call them by the breed they
are or just girlie.
I hope you have a lovely Tuesday. We have another snow
storm in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. But we
will be up to 90 degrees by Friday. I do love weather. :)
P.S. This morning as I was having coffee, I noticed that a chicken
was out in the pasture next door, (not my chicken) I was watching
wander around scratching in the dirt,when out of no where a female
red fox grabs the hen. I jumped up ran out the door, jumped through
my fence and ran across the pasture as the fox floated off with the hen
in its mouth. She must have kits close by. I thought we had got rid of
them so this is number 29. I am just sick.

5 comments:

  1. What a Beautiful blog you have! I have been living vicariously through a few of these wonderful farm blogs. I love them!
    I'll be back!
    Joyce

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  2. Oh no, not foxes again! Time to call the trapper.

    I love your chicken posts. I miss having chickens, so I get to experience them vicariously. :-)

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  3. Yikes! Hopefully they won't get into the backyard and get your chickens...

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  4. Oh, I know what you are going through...it is fox season. They are hunting for their kits....I have to keep my chickens in right now, or I would lose them all. Dang foxes!! Your chickens are lovely!!!

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  5. Kim I want to thank you for your compliments holding dear to my heart...Now I am not an artist at all, nothing is every scale and never the normal colors. I don't draw well, maybe I do a bit, but what I am trying to say is once I stopped trying so hard I found my child like painting style and my very adult passion.

    It was then I started to paint over and over the things I love and it became a part of me that just happens.

    So get out your paint and with wistful strokes start painting dear.
    I always enjoy seeing your blogs infact I paint things I see on your site, just in my own way :)

    Visit me anytime...come paint with me!

    xx
    Dore
    PS. Don't listen to anyone that tells you you can't, turn those can't into cans!!

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