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Monday, November 7, 2011

Feather Patterns

My girls are now 5 1/2 months old. Only Matilda is laying, but the other 12 will be any time now. When I come outside, they come running, and gather around my feet. I love to look down at them, and see the beautiful feathers they have developed.
Sweety Pie welcomed her daily pat, she is one of four Barred Rocks.

Precious is my Auracana ham. she doesn't mind being photographed, in fact is always fascinated by the camera. I love this picture because it shows the beauty of her feathers so perfectly.
Gracie is a New Hampshire Red, and her feathers are so pretty. I love how the deep red blends into the pattern of her back feathers.
Bella is my only Buff Orpington, and is such a pretty hen. Her feathers are the most beautiful colors, and she really is a sweet heart.
Matilda, another Barred Rock, is very familiar to me as my father had many in his flocks. I love the pattern of her feathers, almost like waves. And this breed is one of the most gentle.
Wynonna and Molly are my Golden Lace Wyandotte's. this is Molly, her gold color is lighter than her sisters. I love the pattern, so perfect!
Wynonna is the darker of the two. She received her name from Miss Pearl, a dear blog friend!
This is another close up of Precious, my auracauna. Her feathers are gorgeous!
And this is Olivia, named by my niece, Kayla. She is a Silver Lace Wyandotte. Her diamond pattern is so pretty. The thing that amazes me about my girls, is that God gave each of these breeds a unique beauty all their own.