Dolley

Posted by on January 31, 2006 in Chickens | 1 comment

Araucana? Ameraucana? Easter Egger? Mutt? Much has been written about the mixture of breeds you might get if you buy a chick from a hatchery with any of these labels attached to her. Ours came from Belt Hatchery, and there are similarities to some of the “pure” Araucana photos I’ve seen on line, but she’s clearly a mixture. She lays beautiful light blue eggs, and she’s very sweet and smart and brave–she’s always the one to chase the cats out of the yard so they can all forage in peace. She’s sort of the second-in-command behind Eleanor.

4.25 eggs/week in January.

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  1. Amy — Dolley looks almost identical to my hen Ginny! Both have the same funny wattly-beards! A very fun chicken with loads of personality!
    ~morgen