by Karla T.
It’s that time of year again! The chicken catalogs have begun to arrive and I get to start imagining and planning my additions to next year’s flock.
I love looking through the catalogs and websites. What will I get this year? Will an unasked for and unwanted rooster turn out to be a family favorite pet? Will I finally be able to find some Cuckoo Marans available at the right time? Do I order from the company that lets me choose as many as I want of each breed, or do I go with the company that charges less but requires that I order at least five of each breed?
Some of the categories that help me determine my choices are cold-hardiness (it gets COLD in Northern NY) and temperament (I like them friendly and calm). I also like to have colorful chickens and colorful eggs.
I’m definitely going to get some more Easter Eggers this year. Their blue and green eggs are fun, they’re pretty birds, and they’re calm although a bit shy.
On my wish list are:
Marans: Also called chocolate eggers because they lay dark brown eggs.
Buff Brahmas: I’ve always found their coloring and pattern appealing.
Blue Cochin: So pretty! I love cochins and the way they waddle when they run.
I could definitely go on. What chickens are on your wish list this year?