Daily Poultry: Zombirella and One

Zombirella I believe I mentioned here as the young pullet who got the back of her head pecked off down to bone. It turns out chickens are startlingly resilient; we moved her into the house, got her antibiotics and kept her safe from flies and infection, and these days you can’t even tell where the pecking happened since the wound closed up and the feathers are growing back in. She’s become a favorite of ours, since spending those weeks in the house she has decided that people are definitely her friends and comes running to be petted whenever we go out to the Big Chicken Pen.

One is, of course, the first chick ever hatched at the Manor. I swear he’s a cockeral, Daniel claims he’s a pullet. I guess we’ll find out who’s right in the coming months as he finishes growing up!

Zombirella and One step around the corner of the chicken house to regard the camera-wielding thumb monkey.  Zombirella is a leggy young bird dressed in multiple shades of brown, with willow-green legs and no comb to speak of.  One is equally leggy but his legs are bright yellow and he has a small, pink, wrinkly comb.  His head is turned in profile, showing off the beginnings of wattles as well as the lovely dark auburn of his head and the sides of his neck, the front of his neck and his breast being black.

One is actually colored just like their daddy Blackbeard. I should probably bet Daniel money that One is a rooster-to-be, because I am that sure of it. One of these days, One is going to go roostertastic — probably about the time we move Mad Mel the Magnificent into a pen with some beardless silkies in case I want showgirl chicks.

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Comments (3) | Daily Poultry,Pictures — Tags: , , — Andrea @ 0400 on 28 September, 2011

3 Responses to “Daily Poultry: Zombirella and One”

  1. Katie
    2208 on October 11th, 2011

    Hey Andrea, just hoping everything’s alright at de farm….the internets haven’t heard from you and the flock in a while, and we misses you! Hoping all is well.

  2. Nicole
    2156 on February 7th, 2015

    Hi,

    I was wondering what type of chicken these are? We have one girl who looks so much like them, but I’ve never seen this type before!

    Thanks so much,
    Nicole A.
    Astoria, Oregon

  3. Andrea
    1226 on July 23rd, 2015

    These are just barnyard mix chickens! Half easter-egger, half…who knows what.

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