Name that chick!

Drum roll please! Here is the highly anticipated chick-naming poll!

There was a highly un-scientific winnowing of the name submissions from Saturday by a panel of, um, dare I call them judges? If your submission did not make the cut, you can blame them. Hopefully you will see some names here that you like, and, if inspired, you can always submit additional names. Feel free to indicate through comments if there’s a name you think should go with a specific chick.

I thought it might be helpful for you to first see what the little girls will look like when they’re all grown up:

a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle chick - you will remember ours as the tiniest of the bunch (image from

Here's a photo of an award-winning Mille Fleur hen (Sun Crest Belgians)

Black Copper Marans chicks (photo from

A Black Copper Marans hen (photo from

An Easter Egger (Ameraucana) chick like ours (photo from

Here's an Easter Egger hen, but ours could vary in coloration. For example, Autumn is also an EE. (photo from

A little Silkie chick like ours (photo from

An adult Silkie hen! (Photo from

Last but not least: a Speckled Sussex chick (photo from

She will look something like this as an adult. Like the d'Uccles, Speckled Sussex chickens develop more "spangles" with successive annual molts. (photo from

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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9 Responses to Name that chick!

  1. Katherine says:

    Now that I’ve seen the full-grown Silkie photo, I’m thinking Jean Harlow as a name?!?! Such a platinum blonde. Maybe just Harlow?

    Meanwhile, I’m surprised that Victoria hasn’t stuffed the ballot to make sure MC wins a place of honor.

  2. Ang says:

    That Silkie seriously kills me. For some reason it makes me think of Iggy Pop.

  3. catlady22 says:

    Do the name originators get any special privileges if chosen?

    • polloplayer says:

      Yes, they get first rights to the compost pile! In other words, I guess you could say, they get, uh, doo doo 🙂 Although it is true that I have had not one, but two recent requests for access to that compost heap from gardening friends, so don’t underestimate it’s value!

  4. jess says:

    All good ones. I can’t even remember which ones I voted for now!

    I’m also quite sure that when the Silkie grows up, she will earn a nickname….and Angie probably has it right, it will most likely be a rock star.

  5. polloamigo says:

    They are all good ones. Can’t wait to know who the winners are.

  6. jess says:

    You know I keep looking at the pictures you posted here of the adult chickens, and a few of them so remind me of spices…like the first one looks so like salt and pepper. Obviously I wouldn’t choose that for a name, but I since then I have been running through other spice names in my head…..Ginger? Nutmeg? Cayenne? Paprika? Just something to mull over…..

  7. That was very educative piece of writing.

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