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!



I love your chickens! I think they're beautiful! Never seen any like that before....


Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Nancy, it's sad but true. Getting old happens to the best of us. Even chicks:) They're pretty.

Paula said...

Awww... they're so pretty Nancy, even if Red Comb is prematurely gray! (like me! haha)
My crazy pair Whitey and Ruthie are Speckled Sussex too- they are VERY entertaining.

Terry said...

Howdy Nancy
Oh my goodness you had no idea but you brought back a lot of happy child hood memories of me and my Granny and her chickens !
Blessings to you and yours through out the rest of December .
I am so glad I came back home so I could blog for a little bit .
I have missed you and your wonderful posts .
Still taking care of parents as I can get a leave from work .
Take care Sweet friend !
Until Next time
Happy Trails