Golden Polish

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.

You can see her baby pictures here and her toddler pictures here. And here she is as a 2-year-old.

Okay, is that weird that I have baby pictures of my chickens?

2 years ago:

In case you were wondering

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8 Responses to Golden Polish

  1. Twinville says:

    No, not weird at all! We have baby pictures of our chickens, too. It always shocks me when I see how fast they’ve grown since their fluffball stage.Your Polish is gorgeous! Her spangles reminds me of the feathers on our Silver Laced Wyandottes.Interesting that your Polish is changing feather color/hues, though. Wonder if that is a natural sign of fancy chicken aging?

  2. I love her coloring – so bright and cheerful. I don’t know about the baby pictures – we have baby pictures of our cows – must be a farm thing.Kris

  3. Patti says:

    Not weird at all!! I have baby pics of all my animals.

  4. Meg says:

    The pattern on her feathers is great!And for the record, I think it would be weird if you didn’t have baby photos of your chickens.

  5. Sandy says:

    I love seeing your animals!Glad your hubby liked my blog.Come back and visit!Sandy

  6. meanders says:

    Nice coloring, but can you really take yourself seriously when you have a chicken with a fancy hat like that?? I couldn’t do it. I would always be ROFL. I guess she’s getting gray, aren’t we all?

  7. Christy says:

    Oh my she is beautiful! And so cute as a baby.

  8. Whew, thanks for the reassurance everybody 😉

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