Thursday, June 03, 2010

West Coast Chicas

En Español, a chica is a little girl. En Echickenblog a chica is a little girl hen.
And this little girl hen is Temple. She is a Polish. She looks *ahem* funny now. She is going to look funnier elegant when she matures.

Yes, Temple. You and your feathered hat are going to be show stoppers. And with your sister... oh my!

Niki Tesla, how appropriate your shock of feathers are!

I cannot help it, I do see a resemblance between the man and the chica.

Here is Trudy.
I think.
Trudy, it is you, right?
Slightly more yellow than her Silkie sister, Trudy is a feather footed fowl.

Yes, you are Trudy.

We almost named her Suki... in honor of another pretty chica we know. Of course one never knows whether everyone agrees that having a flighty feathered fowl named after them is an honor.

Tiny, but spirited, Zoe. Zoe is our Araucana hen.
Blue eggs and nesting, and heniness. Please.

Oh, see? She is listening.
Good chica.

Zelda is the whiter Silkie chica. Max named her.

The blue of her beak is becoming more apparent.
All of the chicas are bantams. They will out number Betty, but Betty will retain the size advantage. We'll see if it does her any good.

When Maria named Puff, we thought it was cute. Now we are amused, because the name is cute and perfectly fitting for the tiniest puff of a chica. She doesn't even have signs of a tail, like her sisters. She is round. A black, Silkie Puff.

And like her Silkie sisters, I have to clean her feather feet.
We like to handle the chicas at least once a day. We clean them and nuzzle them. We scratch in the garden with them, and pretend we are mother hens. Gee... this is sounding obsessive and weird.

I am obsessive and weird.


Loved and cleaned.
Oh Chicas!
Oh my!


The Words Crafter said...

Aaawwww!!! I want to hold them!!! They're so cute! And I LOVE their names!

Sarah said...

I love your chicas! And the name Puff reminds me of a parakeet I used to have. :-)
In fact, I love all of their names. I bet they're so soft and cuddly!

Unknown said...

Aaaaaawwwwww! They are so adorable! I love the names, too! :D They're little puffballs! I want to meet one. ROTFL. :)

CarrieMarie said...

They are all beautiful in their own ways, but I have to say I've never seen a chicken like Zoe! (That I know of, LOL!) She's my favorite, if there is such a thing. : )

Tonia said...

I am definitely in the obsessive and weird camp with you, Natalie! Love your girls. Now that my chica, Betsy, is gone, Buffy will be the sole bantam amongst a couple of Buff Orpingtons (Saturday!!!). I would like more bantams but the supplier isn't going to get anymore in this season. I am hoping since they will view her as Mom, they will let her be top chica. I love the names your girls have. I hope Betty is doing well. Congratulations!

Julie said...

Oohh, look at all those little birdies with their individual looks and their very people-like names! I love it!

Yay for you, Natalie!

mtnchild said...

Love all your new little girls with the cute names!

My Araucana, 1 of 2, lays green eggs. The prettiest mint green. The other, Cloud, is just finishing up a molt so I hope she starts laying soon.

Tiglizzyclone said...

Amazing little creatures of fluff and feathers!

RandomThoughtsAndWhines said...

I 'heart' Zoe. She is so sweet. I would chase her up and down the barnyard. Run, Zoe, run!

judy in ky said...

I love to see your chica dreams coming true. They are adorable little creatures, and bringing you so much fun and pleasure. May we all be as obsessive and weird.

Dallas said...

I love the tuft on Temple's head. They're all cute!

natalie said...

haha. they all look adorable.

Bake Make Run said...

I've never seen a chicken "morning hair" before - Temple is awesome!

Yusuve said...

Have you ever dealt with turkens?

dewatobay said...

great pictures