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My girl

This is my girl Spoon. She’s my favorite chicken, though goodness knows why. She’s almost been the death of me twice.

She went through a phase where she had to sleep as high up as possible. This meant me, with chest infection, hauling myself up a ladder to retrieve her from the roof of the garage. Next, she got so far up the roof of the house that I had to knock her off with a stick and catch her in mid-air. (I couldn’t really leave her to come down on her own. She would have fluttered down at dawn and been easy pickings for senor fox).

Spoon gets locked in early now.

There was nothing written on her shell and I was kind of named out. She’s an overall silvery color. I was going to go with Sterling, but I thought that was a dumb name for a chicken, so Spoon it is.

Chicken folk call this color ‘self blue’. Self, because her crest is the same color as her body, and the silvery color is bluish, I guess. I forgot to mention yesterday that Albert is a white-crested blue.

If you’re keeping count, that’s the three pekins and the six polands accounted for.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 2, 2020, 9:27 pm

Lovely birds, all of them! Even the assholes are good lookin’.

Sterling? You could have named her Pound, Moss, Hayden, or perhaps Asparagus Tongs! On second thought, I like Spoon, not that my likes are relevant…

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: January 3, 2020, 1:02 am

Is there a partridge in the pear tree in Uncle B’s garden?

and I can see why these chickens don’t get et, they are far too pretty for that.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: January 4, 2020, 2:06 am

The silvery grey on cats is also called “Blue” in the cat fancy trade.

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