Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So excited!

I've always wanted some Mille Fleur cochins, I love their coloring. Then Nancy got a bunch and I've been drooling over her pictures and I decided I had to have some. I checked Craigslist and found a local couple that had a few for sale, so I got a breeding trio! (Turns out mine aren't cochin, they are D'Uccle. I didn't know there was a difference. I guess I have some more research to do).

This is Coriander.


This is my beautiful girl, Chamomile.
And their man, Chicory.

I can't wait to get an incubator and start trying to hatch out eggs from these beauties.

They spent their first night in the bathroom because it was raining but they are now outside in a temporary pen while I build their permanent pen. They won't be free ranging with the rest.

16 comments:

The Packs said...

They are very pretty. Do they stay that small? I am very excited for you : )

Gayle said...

They are just beautiful. I can't wait to rebuild my flock.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Yeah, the mille fleur is the pattern, not the bird. I used to have d'Uccles, I had the mille fleurs and mottled, the d'Uccle boys are very fiesty.
http://www.belgianduccle.org/

Talking about raw milk, have you heard of the magic refrigerators?
Much cheaper option than the Grade A, $100,000 dairy. They work by - the herd owner putting their bottled milk up in the AM after milking and forget about it for the day while they go to work off farm, or do other things. In the PM, when they get ready to milk - they go to the fridge and low and behold the milk has been converted to cash in the coffee can! awesome machine.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Whooohoo! Fancypants chickens! hehe!
When I first started with chickens two years ago I said I only wanted the hard-working chickens....no hoity-toity breeds. And I only wanted hens as I wasn't interested in breeding or hatching out eggs at all.

And then I saw some other bloggers with silkies....and polish and I just had to have some! lol! And of course, two of them ended up being roosters. lol! I love them and the color and fanciness they add to the coop, though. And I know you'll feel the same way, too.

And my silkie hen ended up being more than just a fancy chicken when she went broody and has hatched out our chicks. Ironically they are looking alot like your new chickens because of their Golden-Laced Polish Dad and Ameracauana and Silver-laced Wyandotte Mothers.

Hey! Maybe you could get a couple silkie hens to hatch our your eggs? Silkies are known to be very broody and are fabulous mothers, too.

I can't wait to see how your new chickens look as they get older. How fun for you!

~Lisa

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh! And I think your names for them are just brilliant! Love them!

~Lisa

Razzberry Corner said...

Your chickens are just beautiful! I just started with chickens, got my first batch of chicks. they're not show chicks or anything special, but they're fun!
-Lynn

Leslie said...

They are lovely birds. Good luck with breeding. I can't wait to see the chicks.

Melody said...

They're beauts!

linda m said...

They sure are pretty.

C-re said...

Very Cute!!!

Christy said...

The will stay this small. Isn't that cool!

Joanna - that magic fridge sounds great!

Lisa - I was thinking of getting a few silkies to maybe try to breed a mille fleur silkie. I think that would be really cool, and Logan loves silkies.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Could you tell me happened to Calendula. My heart really went out to her. What a blessing she had people like you to take care of her. I do not have a blog persay but I follow yours daily. Thankyou for your blog.
Marlene

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Congratulations on your new babies! All the best for them and you!

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Christy said...

Marlene, thank you so much for asking about her! How thoughtful. She is doing really well. She's been going outside in a dog cage on nice days and seems to enjoy the sun and fresh air. Our newer rooster, Dusty Miller has taken a liking to her (you can see his picture on the sidebar). She will be moving outside with the rest of the flock in the next week. She is really sweet and special to me after all we've been through with her!

Fouquette said...

they really are awfully cute!! never thought i'd say that about chickens!

Carol said...

So beautiful...

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