Well, I did it. Today. I went out and got some baby chicks. I got four. One Golden Sex Link, one Black Sex Link and two Ameraucanas. I knew that I wanted the Ameraucanas and I originally wanted a Red Sex Link. My poor hubby. While I was out today I called the store to see what breeds of chicks they had received and they didn’t have Red Sex Link, but they did have Golden Sex Link. So, since I have a dumb phone, I used said phone to call my hubby to ask him to look up the Golden Sex Link online to see if it looked like the Red Sex Link. His first response? “Oh, this is going to be a bad search. Don’t blame me for whatever comes up.” It is a bizarre name for a chicken. I am picturing him rolling his eyes as I try and get a good idea of what the adult chickens looked like from his description. “Um. It’s sort of reddish. Not too yellow. Not as yellow as I would have thought from the name.” What a good hubby.
So here are the new girls…
And here they are individually…the first one He-Man named as soon as he saw it. This is Angel, the Golden. She is the smallest chicken and she is beautiful.
And here is Dragon. Warrior Princess’ idea was to name her the Reluctant Dragon, but we settled on Dragon for short. You can’t see it from the picture but she has beautiful brown markings on her back. She is one of the two Ameraucana chickens.
Next we have Courage, named by Muscles. He liked this one because it had dark feathers. This one is the Black. She seems very bold as she steps right on top of her sisters if they are in her way.
And last of all…Butterfly. Named by Smiles. We are debating just calling her Flutter, but Smiles really likes Butterfly, so that is probably what it will be. The other Ameraucana. She is a little more red in color than Dragon. So at least at this point, we can tell the two apart. She also has beautiful markings on her back.
The Ameraucanas have those Cleopatra eyes. They are quite pretty. I like all four of them. They are adorable little fuzzballs. The children have been reminded that this is a trial and if mommy doesn’t like them and they don’t help take care of them, then they will be found a new home. What a fun new adventure!!!