But gosh he's cute.
And little! Oh my.
He is a Blue Crested Polish.
I got him from a friend over the
Thanksgiving weekend and he spent
all of time until today in with some of my rabbits.
Very confused and vaguely concerned rabbits.
He is in now with my other Polish birds
and I hope they will make sweet love
and give me more little ugly chickens.
And if you think he is ugly now.. you should see
Polish chicks. Wow!
See, I usually go for the very large breeds,
you know, the ones that you can hardly lift,
and I do not go for 'cute' birds.
'But', you say, 'I saw Silkie pics.'
Well, yes, you did.
But they are strictly utilitarian as broody hens. (This is what I tell myself)
That and they make my husband smile.
And because they make my husband smile and he takes a special interest in them
they do not have to live in the barn with the rest of the chickens.
The Silkies get to live in the potting shed/well house
in glassed-in splendor and comfort.
But the Polish are only yard candy.
There is no use for them at all other than
They make me smile!
And my husband thinks they are the ugliest things he has ever seen.
Go figure.. differing taste and all.