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  • Black chicken with teal feathers
  • Rir x welsummer

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    02-12-2013, 10:25 AM
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I just picked up three new easter eggers, which brings my EE's up to six. This is one of them.





A new girl, Ebony the Black Copper Moran.


All the girls are lovely but these two really illustrate the beauty and diversity of chickens. Say what you want to about the Ameraucana/EE (I don't know what I'm supposed to call them) but everyone is unique and the flock will never be boring. The Maran is not just a black chicken but the purple and teal sheen to her feathers make her a standout.
     
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    02-12-2013, 10:33 AM
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Lakenvelder are beautiful birds. Are they fairly small? My current layers are mixes--RIR x Welsummer/EE. I'm getting RIR brown eggs, darker brown w/speckles and olive green eggs.
Mature Lakenvelder hens will be the smaller 4# varieties. I thought my one Lakenvelder chick was dead this morning. She was face down in the brooder a mile away from the rest of them. Fresh feed got her stirring.

Army green eggs? Maybe you're on to something.
     
    02-12-2013, 10:34 AM
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Green Broke
This is a bad time of year... everyone is selling cute, fuzzy chicks! I was trying to convince the hubby that I NEED some Black Jersey Giants but the neighbor's chicken killed made an appearance right in the midst of that.

/sigh.... I really hate that dog.
     

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