...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.
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....?
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