Friday, April 2, 2010

My Yearly Revised Chicken Wish List

Y'know this list happens even though there ain't a coop to be seen.

Someday.

I'm in love with my Australian Shepherd and take out all my chicken-loving angst on him. He seems none the worse the wear for it :)


The April 2010 Chicken Wish List (and others that call to me from the Hatchery catalogue pages):

1. Salmon Faverolles
2. Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
3. Partridge Rocks
4. Barred (Plymouth) Rocks
5. Black Australorp
6. Welsummers
7. Easter Eggers
8. Silver Laced Wyandottes
9. Buff Orpington
10. Columbian Wyandottes
11. Buckeye

Geese:

1. Embden

Dove/Pigeon/Squab:

1. King Pigeon (for squab)



Of course, this list will be revised at a whim. Black Jersey Giants (chickens) still steal the show as far as my admiration when I see them at the local fairgrounds...gorgeous!

4 comments:

Gina said...

I have one of those wish lists too! :) Salmon Faverolles top mine as well and I am thinking about going ahead and ordering some even though I have plenty of chickens running around here!

Mr. H. said...

It will be fun to see your flock and farm someday soon. Trust me though, the dog will always be much more loving than the birds.:)

karl said...

we just got some welsummers and easter eggers at the local farm store. we are so excited.

Robbyn said...

Gina, I wonder if they live up to their reputation taste-wise since they used to be a table bird in France. Can't wait to see if you get some :)

Mr H, it's amazing how much more content I am waiting on other things since we now have Kaleb. I gave him a good deep brushing and bath outside yesterday...it's his big winter shed and I've been sweeping up dog hair a lot. He's all spunky, probably feels lighter :)

Karl, how exciting! I can't wait to read about them and see pics. The colors of the eggs are so beautiful, and I'm especially taken with the Welsummers' dark brown ones. Some of them have unusual spots and variations and for some reason I'm a brown egg nut, especially if they have any spots or striations...lovely!