April 2nd, 2010
The Chicken Show
Posted by Sharkey
Franny was still taking a nap when I got up from mine and felt like reading. I noticed a stack of new books in the kitchen. Much to my surprise, they were all about chickens and other types of poultry. These books were quite eye opening and I have a whole new appreciation for these feathered creatures.
1 What's this? A new book called Extra Extraordinary Chickens by Stephen Green-Armytage. It's about the amazingly bizarre and beautiful world of show chickens.
2 I've heard of show dogs before and even show cats - but, show chickens? You've got to be kidding!
3 Can you believe the comb on this rooster? It says he is a Minorca. Rooster combs are so varied.
4 These two are Ornamental Bantams. I'm pretty sure that Martha has chickens just like these.
5 I never realized that they were so special. Extra extraordinary!
6 Wail a second - there's something not quite right with this hen!
7 It smells like rubber and has a zipper and two handles. It must be a chicken hand bag.
8 And look - there are even more books about poultry!
9 This book is called Tillie Lays an Egg by Terry Golson. It's about a silly hen at Little Pond Farm who likes to wander.
10 They actually name their chickens at Little Pond Farm.
11 Do you think we should give all of our hens names, too? That would be a lot of names!
12 Wait a second - Didn't I hear something about Martha's show being all about chickens today? Franny, wake up! We've got to watch Martha!
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