Sunday, 23 September 2012

Chocolate Chicken!

We have a new arrival!

And there's something different about her compared to my other ladies...

...featherless feet!

She is a Chocolate Orpington bantam, all my other ladies are Pekins.
I have always liked Orpingtons but they are Large Fowl and too humungous for my garden, so I thought I'd take a gamble with a bantam version and see just how bantam she is.  She is already bigger than my largest Pekin!  She's five months old, so I'm unlikely to get any eggs from her until next Spring but I'm looking forward to those brown eggs!

She is currently nameless but an 'old lady' name is mandatory.   In the meantime, she is settling in well :)

P.S We've named her Hattie.  Like Hattie Jacques, she is a buxom brunette!


  1. What a beautiful chicken! I love her brown feathers. She looks really cuddly!

    1. Thank you! xx She is getting cuddlier by the day, I am determined! :D

  2. Wow she's a beauty and Hattie suits her perfectly!

    1. :D Thank you Lynn! She has been the hardest to name, there were so many choices. I'm pleased you like it x