Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cluck and Quack Happenings: Featured Feathered Friend

Tammy over at Our Neck of the Woods does a Feathered Friend Friday post each week that I've been reading. Am I the only one that enjoys reading about other people's chickens? Probably! ::grin:: But I'm OK with that! Anyway, I thought I would do some FEATURING of my own.

Meet Speckles!

Now, we don't know for sure what type of chicken Speckles is. (All our chickens are mixes.) We do know that her Dad was an Ameraucana and certainly gave her her feathery ear muffs and "beard". But we think her Mom was a White Laced Wyandotte or some other "laced" mix.

She is our Head Hen. Oftentimes she acts like a rooster, cawing whenever she senses danger to warn the others. She's always on high alert!

And she's also a little snippy at times. At least with me. I think she knows I'm REALLY the Head Hen and she doesn't always like that. But for the most part she does her peck and scratch thing and doesn't mind a little, um, holding time with the kids or I. 


  1. Yay! I'm so happy you did a featured feathered friend post! You are definitely not the only one who loves reading about other people's chickens - at least I hope not, or I may be boring the heck out of my readers every week haha.

    Speckles is soooo cute! I adore her ear muffs and beard. She has such unique coloring as well. We've never hatched out our own eggs so we don't have any barnyard mixes, but I really want some! I think they look so neat and I bet it's interesting trying to figure out who the parents are. From how you described her, I think the 2nd photo shows off her personality so well! Great chicken portrait :)

  2. She is so cute! I'm pinning her to my chickens board :) Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!

  3. I think speckles is adorable, love the ear muffs and beard. We have a lots of Salmon Faverelles and Favorelle mixes with lovely puffy farther faces, we also have some far out fizzles that I adore.

  4. My hens are not even two years old, so I'm just a newbie with the whole chicken thing. But I think your Speckles and my Hermione might be kindred spirits. Wouldn't it be awesome to be the Head Hen in all aspects of life? :-)


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