|bantam/Polish cockerel and one of the bantam/Polish pullets|
|Sunny the Welsummer and the two new Silkie pullets|
Hubby came with me to the farm market, even though he was up until 3 AM taking care of replacing the well pump. I wanted him to see the Silkies, the purebred Polish, and also adult guineas. Well, more like hearing the adult guineas LOL since they can be rather loud and I want a small flock of them. He has approved the guinea fowl idea, as long as their coop is far enough away from our bedroom windows.
When we walked up to the vendor I bought from last time, I pointed out the Silkies first, calling them "incubators disguised as feather dusters." The vendor, Fran, thought that was hilarious, and added, "Yup, that is true!" When I pointed out the Polish chickens in the cage above, I called them "escapees from an '80s hair band" which got chuckles from both hubby and Fran. Instead of calling the Silkies or Polish weird or silly-looking, hubby says they look cool and he would not object to either breed running around our coops or tractoring around the yard. So, we now have two Silkies and a breeding trio of bantam/Polish crosses which are just too cute to pass up. The bantie/Poles look like they belong in the early '80s new bands, so one of the pullets will be named Eileen (as in "Come on, Eileen"). I just need to learn to tell them apart.