Thursday, January 7, 2010

Making progress

Thanksgiving is growing quickly. She is a favorite, when people come out to visit, since she stays still for them to pet. She is now nibbling on pellets and she keeps trying to eat from the wagon.
This is the ram that I bought from Oregon last year. He is going to be my main herd sire next year.
My sister, Shirley, mentioned that she had an Americauna that has never laid eggs and that she has one that looks different from the rest. She was wondering, if it could be a male. Anyone know? I am pretty sure that the one above is a female. The one below has a broader head and I have only ever gotten two eggs from the three that I have. He has never cock-a- doodle-dood!

I am in the design mode again. The collection of yarns and pieces below will become a collar. I am writing the pattern as I go and I am keeping track of my yardage. A very hard thing to do!


Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Shirley said...

I am pretty sure my Ameraucana is a female even though she doesn't lay eggs. She has a huge beard but her tail is not large like a roosters. A few friends and I are putting together an order for chicks through Ideal Poultry in Texas. If I get my way, I will be a mom to eight chicks in early February - 2 Sicilian Buttercups, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Rhode Island Red, and 1 Danish Brown Leghorn. Don't tell my neighbors! :)

Good luck moving your animals around. It has been cold (mid 50s)these past few days and rain is in the forecast. Send your animals here to breed.