|Here is a photo of Chester " Scooter" Cornwell III|
with Zsa Zsa, Typo and Crystal in the background
|Nadia, and her silvery grey ear tufts |
with Scooter and Crystal in the back right
and Zsa, Zsa on the far left
enjoy some strawberry tops and parsley stalks
Many of you who follow our blog will remember
that we lost our beloved Buff Orpington Rooster
"Sunny" during the freezing cold that we had a few years ago.
Do to a very, very generous gift from a friend
we have now a new head of the henhouse.
Chester "Scooter" Cornwell III,
a rumpless Auracana/ Cuckoo Maran.
His ladies are also Cuckoo Maran/ Auracanas
So they are part "Pirate" transported Chilean
and part French Maran country hens that can
evidently be traced back to Eleanor of Aquitaine's Dowry.
They are young pullets and are not yet laying
so we don't know what color their eggs will be yet.
Cuckoo Marans are known for their incredibly dark chocolate colored eggs,
and Auracanas for their light blue and green eggs..
and also their ear tufts and whiskers!
They are doing well with Ms. Goldie, our remaining Buff Orpington,
and Jackie O'Sparrow, our Americana.
To find out more about both breeds-
Visit these websites:
Maran Club de France
The Auracana Club of America