Monday, December 6, 2010
I have two Speckled Sussex hens that are almost 3 years old. They are always hanging around together just cackling away. We have had them since they were about 3 days old. Which is a really long time for us, what with all the coyotes and wild dogs around here. They remind me of a couple old spinsters who never got married!
The one pictured above is Camaro. My oldest, who was 10 at the time, named most of our chickens. So there are a lot named after cars and other strange things, lol!
The one above is called Red Comb, because when she was small she had a bigger red comb than some of our roosters. If you look at the picture below, taken last year, and then at a recent picture of Red Comb, you'll see a big difference. Here's an old pic and a new pic side by side.
When Red Comb molted this year, her feathers grew back mostly white. It's like she's getting old, poor thing! I hope her sister doesn't make fun of her for turning white. She's still beautiful, maybe even more so, and one of our favorites!