Sage Austin | Eureka! Design
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Fri Feb 6 15:13:28 EST 2009
> In a open environment, a white
> bird might as well carry a sign that says I AM DINNER to all winged and
> toothed predators. :)
We have only four white chickens, Avo the rooster that lives with his
"fuzzy hens" the sheep, two annoying Egyptian Fayoumis with "attitude"
and a light Sussex, which seems more dumb than bad to the bone. None
have been eaten by predators in the two years we've had them, but as a
vegetarian I've considered offing them on several occasions.
The latter three always find their way over/under the fence and forage
on the unprotected front lawn, where the grass IS truly greener. The
preacher's yellow labs got loose and chased them around the other day
(fortunately, I was there to save their feathered butts) but did that
teach them a lesson? No,--those bad girls are still smoking cigarettes,
flirting with the boys, and taunting the neighbor's dogs on our front
lawn. every. day.
We've got some white Spitzhaubens on order (my husband's idea), and I
sure hope they aren't the troublemakers our other white hens have been.
If you want white chickens IMO no predator is willing to tangle with,
then the Egyptian Fayoumis are for you. They've managed to survive since
Biblical times on the Nile. They aren't very big, but they lay big white
eggs quite consistently.
Way Out in Texas
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