True stories of a small flock of remarkable individuals -- and other critters.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Meet the Girls: LIL' WHITE

...continued from previous post: Meet the Girls: HATSY

(spoken with a southern accent.)

She was an excruciatingly adorable chick.


She's named Lil' White because when her little tiny white wing feathers emerged we thought she was going to be a White Plymouth Rock.    I hadn't placed an order for one of these, but my order got all mixed up with my friend Trish's, so we really weren't sure who got what.

As Lil' White grew, so grew her cuteness.

Have you ever seen tailfeathers as cute as these?

In time, we realized she was not a White Rock--  she was a Buff Orpington.  Which was great because that's one of the breeds I had ordered.  I wanted three chickens, three different breeds.  Ones that would look nice wandering around the backyard... you know, lawn ornaments. 

Once we realized Lil' White wasn't a White Rock, her name had already stuck.  So that's why our yellow chicken is named Lil' White.  

Docile, seeming almost affectionate, is how the chicken catalogs describe Buff Orpingtons.  I ordered a Buff Orpington for this reason.  I also ordered a Buff Orpington because I wanted to say Buff Orpington on a daily basis.  Buff Orpington Buff Orpington Buff Orpington.

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Being unbearably adorable did have its drawbacks.

Lil'White was Sarah's favorite.  

She was also the favorite of every kid who came to visit.

Cuddled and adored, she had to put up with a heck of a lot of attention.

Lil' White grew up to become a beautiful bird.

Sometimes I wonder if her ravishing beauty has gone to her head.

Her golden plumage is a lovely complement to the phlox and the lilac.

Even rusty garden tools and peeling paint look good with Lil'White around

So who knew this sweet graceful chicken would one day flip out and try to kill Lucy....?


  1. Buff Orpington, Buff Orpington, Buff Orpington!! :) Do I EVER know where you're coming from!! :) She is BEAUTIFUL!!
    We have a Buff Orpington (we had two, but one got killed) named LadyBird. She is the sweetest bird, has been in a commercial, has survived a couple of attacks, and is Queen of the Flock.
    Can't wait to read about Lucy! :)

  2. So glad Lil'White won! She does have a very sweet fluffy butt ;)