Saturday, May 30, 2009

26: The poultry anniversary

Tom and I just celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary. Our gift to each other was chickens, specifically four "Americana" or "Easter Egger" chicks less than 48 hours old. They're not a pure breed, but they should lay the famous blue-shelled eggs of their Araucana ancestors.

I picked them out at a local feed store with an eye toward eye candy. Clockwise from the left are Bonnie (red), Grace (black), Joni (blond) and Pearl (multicolor).

Extra credit if you figure out how we chose their names. As you can see, they're already bonding with Tom (though I think I heard Joni the prima donna cheep that he should use conditioner on his beard). --SW

8 comments:

dAwN said...

awe...so cute! Great gift to each other! I have absolutely no idea why you gave them the names you did..I look forward to finding out why!

Bisbee Border Birder Bloggers said...

All in good time, my pretty, all in good time...

Lanny said...

They seem to be named for female vocalists, possibly according to hair color.

Bisbee Border Birder Bloggers said...

You're hot, Lanny, very hot - now, which female vocalists?

Lanny said...

Bonnie Raitt, Grace Slick, and Joni Mitchell, obviously...but I don't know a Pearl with hair like that.

Bisbee Border Birder Bloggers said...

Sure you do! But in this case it's a pseudonym.

sheureka said...

Bonnie Raitt, Grace Slick, Joni Mitchell, and Janis Joplin. I win! I win! I win!

Bisbee Border Birder Bloggers said...

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Yes, YOU WIN!