new girls in the flock

It’s been a busy few days around here. Yesterday we brought home the final two members of our flock–a Buff Orpington (now named “Thursday”) and an Ameraucana (our girl “Friday”). The baby chicks are always very cute but the Ameraucana’s markings really make me laugh. She has a wide brown stripe all the way down the center of her head and back, flanked on each side by a thin black stripe and then a thin white stripe. The overall effect, especially when seen from above, is that she looks very much like a chipmunk! I’m not sure I can think of anything much cuter than a chick crossed with a chipmunk.

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