Welcome to our series "Feathered Friend Friday." Every Friday I write a post with interesting facts, photos, or funny stories about our chickens and guineas. If you need to catch up, you'll find all the Feathered Friend Friday posts here.
It took us a little while, but we finally have names for all of our chicks! Here's each girl and the story behind her name...
This is our Welsummer chick. In the past we have used the breed name as a starting point and sort of inspiration for the chick's name, so for this girl we thought Summer was really cute.
Again, with the breed name inspiration -- this one is a Gold Sex-Link chick, so we decided on the name Goldie. I've also been calling her Ginormica lately because she is crazy huge! So much bigger than the other girls. This has led David to make a bet with me that she is actually a he. I really hope not. Too many of our animals have had gender issues, and we don't need any more roosters!
My sweet friend Sherry over at The Rusty Pearl suggested that we name one of our chicks Pearl. Here she is, Sherry! Pearl is a California White chick and will stay mostly white, so we think "Pearl" suits her perfectly.
This is our Australorp chick and we were stuck on her name, so we took inspiration from our 3 year old nephew, Silas. My sister told him about our new chicks, and he said one should be named Cheddie, so we went with it! It was actually David's idea to go with the name and he made the point that since she will be our only all black chicken, Silas can easily pick her out of the flock when he comes to visit. How sweet is that?!
Last, but not least, is our New Hampshire Red chick. I've always loved the name Penelope, and this is the smallest chick out of the bunch and she is so cute and sweet, so I thought Penelope was the perfect name for her. It suits her really well so far!
It's so crazy to look back at their photos from just two weeks ago and see such a dramatic difference, mainly in new feather growth. Their personalities are really starting to come through now as well and it's so fun to get to know them. Each night I make sure to spend some one-on-one time with each girl and get her used to being held. They all sit calmly in my hand for the most part, but Pearl likes to jump and fly around and definitely has a sassy mind of her own! I'm sure we'll notice even more fun little quirks in their personalities as time goes on. It's so exciting to watch them learn and grow!
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