A little about Anne:
- I like to call her “Miss Anne”.
- She is one of my favorites. I’m not sure why, she won’t let me pick her up or even pat her; I think it’s simply because she’s so pretty.
- Anne is from our second group of chickens, she will be two years old this spring.
- She’s often seen off by herself, so seems to be a bit independent.
- Miss Anne’s breed is Araucana, and her comb is what’s called a “rose comb”, you can see how it’s kind of flat and wide instead of tall like some of the other birds.
- All of our Araucanas have green legs, and many have orange eyes like hers (including our rooster Charlie). The green legs led to her name, which is really “Anne of Green Legs” (a reference to the book “Anne of Green Gables“).
- Speaking of Charlie, Anne is one hen I have yet to see him mate with.
- Miss Anne lays cream colored eggs, which are kind of long and pointed at both ends!
- She is not a bird that’s seen hanging out in the nesting boxes much, which leads me to believe she is probably not a candidate to be a “broody” and hatch eggs for us. I believe that hens can be broody even if they are not mating (they can go broody even if you don’t have a rooster, they just don’t know they can’t actually hatch anything!), so it is still possible.
- Wouldn’t she and Charlie make beautiful babies together? I’ll have to have a talk with her. 🙂
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