While out taking photos of the guineas last night, I took some chicken portraits as well. Enjoy!
This is Little Buddy. He loves me. *grin* He is most certainly a favorite ... except when he decides he needs to attack my toes (out of love, I'm sure). Then he's a pest. Little Buddy is a Red Frizzle, which is why his feathers are all curly-crazy.
This is Lovey, one of our three Red Frizzle hens. She is just as sweet as can be, and *loves* to be held. We have another Red Frizzle hen who looks very similar to Lovey, but is just a tad darker red.
This is Ginger. She's also a Red Frizzle, but as you can see, her feathers aren't curly. According to hatchery information, about 25% of all Frizzle chicks have a chance of *not* being frizzled, though they still have the Frizzle gene. Ginger is so SOFT! Her feathers are just silky, and fine. And very transparent. She is the only Frizzle we have that does not have the typical Frizzled feathers.
This is our third Red Frizzle roo. He totally CRACKS me UP! His feathers, the few that he has, are so curly and kinked that they twist up into little ringlets! Unlike the other Frizzles, he is not soft. Holding him is like holding a big wiggly piece of steel wool. He's referred to by many names, some of them being Kinky, Frazzle, Fro-Boy, Twice-Frizzled, and Tiny Tim.
This is one of two Silver Laced Cochin hens we have (and we have three Silver Laced Cochin roosters). These birds are massive in size compared to our little Frizzles and Silkies! At least 4 times as large ... maybe more. Aren't her feathers lovely!
If you're interested in more things chicken related, I have a category on the right side of my blog called POULTRY. You'll find my chicken illustrations, cards, and chicken photos all in one section! It's chicken mania! I am, as you know, CRAZY for CHICKENS!