This Golden Polish hen is almost 3 years old, one of the very first group of laying hens we bought. Except she was purchased for Madeline to show at the fair, not for laying eggs.
Madeline’s poultry-showing lasted only one year. The judge asked her, “How many teeth does a hen have?” Her cute little 10-year-old self looked quite bewildered, and finally she answered, “Ten?” The judge chuckled and moved on.
I’ve noticed in the last year or so that the Golden Polish girls have started to look less and less golden. Their hats didn’t always have white feathers in them.
But her body feathering is still so beautiful it looks fake and painted on.
Okay, is that weird that I have baby pictures of my chickens?
2 years ago: