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19 05, 2017

A Frizzle of a Different Color

By |2017-05-18T10:11:19-05:00May 19th, 2017|Miller Farm Friday|2 Comments

A blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

Frizzles are some of my favorite chickens. We had a black one – Frizz – who had the greatest attitude. Now we have Frizz 2 – one of her children. And then there’s Richard, the spastic frizzle rooster. He gets most upset if you try to move him.
My current favorite is a partridge frizzle Rachel has named Watson. She was given this name because she is paired with a very curious red rooster named Sherlock.

Watson is a product of Rachel’s color project and she is wonderful -most of the time.

She and Sherlock like to roost on the chain link fence at night. We have to put them into their coop to keep them safe.

She has inherited the slightly spastic personality of Richard but once you hold her close, she calms down. She did get stuck once between the chain link fence and the chicken wire. It was a little tense because Rosie, the dog next door, was also between the fences.

I had to be careful as I extracted Watson so as not to strip her feathers. Fortunately, Rosie was not interested in Watson and all ended well.

I had hoped she would have learned to stay in her own area. But alas each night we get to snuggle her as we put her and Watson into their coop.

29 01, 2016

Colors

By |2016-01-27T21:26:39-06:00January 29th, 2016|Miller Farm Friday|0 Comments

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler SaraSara avatar

 Winter can be a dreary time – particularly in Texas. We don’t get the pretty white scenes, at least where we live.

Everything just turns brown.chicken 1

 

The closest thing we have to snowy white is Rachel’s new frizzle. He makes a stark contrast to all the brown. chicken 2

It makes me smile.

In my quest to find beauty amidst all the brown, I made a pleasant discovery.

blue ears The partridge-colored silky bantams have blue ears.

So now when others are enjoying beautiful snow with contrasting cardinals or other wonderful scenery, I can enjoy our blue-eared chickens.

As I always say, there is beauty all around. You just have to look for it.