|Looking down into the brooder - you can see |
Crazy Chicken in her time-out corner!
Fast-forward to this year ... I mentioned in a previous post that my favorite hen named Hickety went broody this spring and wanted to hatch out chicks. We don't have a rooster so I got some fertilized eggs from this same friend ... and it looks like Crazy Chicken was the mom of one of our babies! I was pretty excited this morning when I realized that ... I kept looking at this chicken and trying to figure out why she looked familiar to me ... then I realized that she looks just like a Salmon Faverolle! She has the right coloring, the side muffs, the feathered legs, and yes, she has 5 toes!
|This is a typical Salmon Faverolle|
|The pullet on the right is the Spawn of Crazy Chicken!|
This was the best picture I could get of her because she kept running away ...
It's funny too, because this chicken is definitely "weird." She hides a lot and won't let anyone near her ... same thing her mom did over at my friend's farm. We decided to name her Hedwig because she kind of reminds me of the snowy owl from Harry Potter.
I'm also glad that we got one of Sammy's babies because she was killed by a fox a few weeks ago :-(. My friend has a few of her babies too, so her memory will live on!