We thumbed through Pocketful of Poultry and fell in love with Frizzles. Many breeds can be “frizzled”, but the common favorite in the United States is the Frizzled Cochin. According to McMurray Hatchery, www.mcmurrayhatchery.com, the “feathers on the frizzle curve outward and forward giving it the appearance of having walked through a wind storm backwards.”
The CE and I spent much of the weekend finding plants for pots in the Chicken Kingdom, which is becoming a more magical place by the minute. Don’t tell him, but I’m scheming on adding a deck to raise part of the area off the ground so the Tart and Chloe don’t end up festooned with oak leaves and dirt every time they visit the chickens. My ultimate vision includes a wall fountain, but there’s a small problem with getting electricity where I want it…these kinds of technicalities have always made my head hurt. Isn’t that why there are Emperors in the first place?
We’re off to the big city tomorrow for a week, and since Daniel is accompanying us to head back to school, Taylor will be the lone Prince of Poultry to oversee the kingdom. He was heard to mutter something about “having chicken for dinner” while we’re gone, but I don’t think he meant it. If you stop by while we’re gone, though, I’d appreciate a head count.