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Friday, June 8, 2012

Meet the Girls (Officially)

I know I've shown you these girls before, but now that they're officially named (having met my daughters' approval ), I wanted to get individual pictures of them to do this introduction properly.

 Meet Red, our Rhode Island Red, the biggest and most physically mature. She is usually the boss and is the most curious.

 Next, we have Daisy (whom my 4-year-old wanted to jokingly name Fluffy Bum, because when she's fully grown, she'll look like this--scroll down almost halfway to see the best pic). She's the most timid and cautious and prefers to stay in the background, which is typical of the Buff Orpington breed.

 And lastly, the smallest and slightly younger, Gizmo. She used to be the runt in every sense of the word, but she's coming into her own now and is showing signs of taking over boss-ship. She definitely has the fastest reflexes of the chickens and catches bugs before the other two even realize what's happening.

 A few days ago I put in a new feeder, since they'd grown out of their little one, and Red and Daisy were wary of it at first. You can't really tell in the above picture, but Red is cocking her head to one side, trying to figure out what this shiny, foreign object is. Gizmo, on the other hand, wasn't scared a bit and walked right up to it and started eating.

So the other two decided it must be okay.

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