Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Chickens, part deux: Name that chick!

From the top: Penguin, the White Cochin, back and front views; Munkey, the Ameraucana; the yet-to-be-named Buff Orpington.

These are the latest portraits of the chicks. I plan to photograph them every few days because soon they will be full grown and out of that adorable "puppy" stage! I still don't have a name for the Buff Orpington (the yellow chick), so I will hold a contest and...may the best name win!

My Buff Orpington: she is larger than the other birds, so I suspect a few days older. She also is attempting to fly and has a really strong personality. From the Urban Farm Store website, here is a bit about more the Orpington:

Cute, puffy and (sometimes) even cuddly. This breed dates to the late 1800’s in England. The Orpington is becoming the most popular backyard chicken in the States. They are reliable layers of brown eggs.
Because of their plumage, they are very cold tolerant. While they tolerate confinement well but will benefit from exercise.

So, comment away! I'm excited to see what names you all come up with!


  1. Buffy the Cock Slayer
    or the PG version
    Buffy the Feed Slayer

  2. Hmmm, that is funny for SO MANY reasons which I will refrain from mentioning. Let's keep this thing PG, okay?

  3. ...and suggestions from the Twitter folk include Sandy, Sophia, Layer, and Wednesday. Okay, they're all from the same Twitterer, @greenmodernkits.

  4. I like feefee. For the feathered foot friend...foofee?