She's a mauve Orpington bantam.
She is my 'What?' hen.
What's in here?
What's in the bag?
What's down there?
What's behind your arm?
What's that in your hair?
What's in your bag?
What are you doing with that tree?
During my much too brief time with Hattie, I fell in love with the Orpington breed and decided I wanted to add another to my flock.
Following a bit of a search, I found an Orpington breeder not too far away. He said he had a very friendly pullet, who followed him all over his yard. So off I set to Herefordshire, and Violet joined our family just before Christmas.
Violet is such a lovely colour, a sort of pale chocolate/blue/grey and she has one noise, a questioning noise, she makes it all the time (I think its chicken for 'what?'). The only time she ceases this noise, apart from when she's asleep, is when she's having a cuddle.
Then she says, Ooooooooooooo.
Since we lost Betty, Violet and Mabel have become each others 'very best friend'. Mabel was Bet's sidekick, even though Mabel is top hen.
Mabel misses her friend, so I'm glad she has Violet to wander the garden with.
She's such a lovely girl =)