|Robin eggs compared to Ameraucanas eggs|
Meet the family
The attractive, young, silver cock-of-the-rock on the right is Party Boy. Originally named for his party horn sounding crow, he now sounds as strong as any rooster in the barnyard. The two cinnamon buff hens are his sisters from the same hatch. Recognized by their cheek muffs and pea comb, these chickens are Ameraucanas.Ameraucanas, the head of the family and chief chicken was Sandy. He was a big boy for an Ameraucana but don't let the bluster fool you. Sandy was a lover and not a fighter. Like their father, his children all have lovely dispositions.
|The Girls, class of 2012|
Out in the pasture, are the Buckeyes. This older breed is one of the only American breed of chicken known to have been developed by a woman (Nettie Metcalf, to read more). It is considered to be a duel purpose breed (eggs and meat). What we have found attractive is that the Buckeye is one of the few breeds that actively hunt mice and other vermin.