Meet Betty and Wilma


Meet Betty and Wilma.  Not sure what breed they are - they were some of the foster chicks that we've since adopted.  Their feathers are beautiful - so soft.  They are both very friendly, and like the rest of the flock, very curious. 

They both drop constantly as if Jay and I are roosters.  They bend down, tap their feet and wait for the rooster to do his thing.  They wait a while since we no longer have a rooster.  It's very funny except when you're trying to get in the door and they bend down in front of you and you can't move.  I pick them up and carry them to move them while they stay in their bent down form.

They love goodies and all the chickens have gotten used to the white plastic "treat" bowls.  When they see us coming with them they're like running backs running thru a tackle.  To the front of the crowd they push and wait to see what special thing is in the treat bowl.

They get along with most of the other girls and love to watch the boys and cackle at them (probably making fun of their ears - poor Ollie and Em).  They are quite the characters.


Verde Farm said...

Oh they are pretty girls. Bless their hearts just dropping down ready to take it. Such is the life of a hen with a Roo around :) LOL I bet they are enjoying the break.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

They are fine ladies !
I can imagine their antics running to gobble up the treats from the bowl, animals are so comical.
Thank you for the introduction, it's been a pleasure :0

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Staci,
What good looking girls you have! I love chickens with personality and some definitely have more than others. When my girls and Romeo hear the clanking of my compost pail they come running from all directions...I love it. Sometimes it's hard to get to the compost pile though as they're running around under my feet as I walk. We have a few who squat faster than the others...Olly is such a handsome devil and he's so gentle I can see they are smitten with him. Enjoy your girls!
Maura :)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Beautiful shots of your beautiful girls! What kind of camera are you using - I love the lighting in these shots!

City Sister said...

The black and white one is either a Barred Rock or a Dominique and the red one is most likely a Red Star also known as a Red Comet. The Red has a gene that makes them squat down when approached...makes for easy chicken wrangling...I have 8 of them and they are so easy!

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful comments. I am using a Nikon D90 with a Tamron Lens. I'm not, however, using it to my full capacity hence the reason I started the photo blog - to remind myself to take a photo a day and to learn more about my camera. Thanks City Sister for the information. Yes, the black and white one's are Plymouth Barred Rocks (except the one directly behind Wilma, she's a mix. Mama is an Araucana and Papa is a Plymouth Barred Rock - that's why she has the Pea Comb). I didn't, however, have any ideas about Wilma and Betty so it's nice to have the information about the Red Star/Red Comet. They are wonderful - so docile. Although, everytime we have a "nice" girl they end up getting sick so I'm hoping that trend is gone.
Have a great week everyone!