Arranged marriages

My friend Abi, over at Red Comb Vintage, has just gotten a shipment of chicks to replenish her layer flock this year.  In the box was also a “free exotic rooster” whom she named “Joey Ramone” and he happens to be a White Crested Black Polish, just like my Josephine and Francesca!

Joey Ramone

My neighbor Megan, and I had just been talking about going in together on an order of Polish chickens because she has been wishing for a few in her flock.  I have my two, but I would enjoy a few more also.

Josephine

Francesca

Ta-da!  Brainstorm!  I contacted Abi and asked if Ramone was promised to anyone yet and she said he was available.  I contacted Megan and asked her if she thought she’d like to give hatching out our own Polish Crested chicks a go.  She was game.

Josephine or Francesca are engaged!!!!!!!

So we’re going to the chapel with Joey Ramone and one or the other as soon as he’s man enough. That’s when we’ll know, also, whether he is a bantam or standard sized rooster.  He’s only 5 days old, or so, and I think that he has to be 7-9 months old before he can breed.

Today I thought about measuring for little chicken-chastity belts and putting the step-sisters in a safehold to keep them secure until the wedding; I’ll probably nix that idea because they’re pretty sweet free-ranging chicks and I really don’t want to cramp their lifestyle.  Meanwhile, Abi will watch out for J.R. with care because she’s had more than her fair share of fox-related chicken losses at her farm.

A WEDDING!  It’s going to be wonderful!  I’ve been finding all sorts of gorgeous feather-inspired ideas for announcements, centerpieces, outfits, bouquets…  The internet is a real treasure trove and if one has a Pinterest account, one can run amuck gathering inspiration for chicken nuptials.  I’m absolutely gaga over this notion.  In my mind I’ve got “J’s” or “J’s” & “F’s” embroidered on their pillows, curtains for their private coop, a lovely wreath for their front door…not to mention the music selection for the wedding, the location(backyard barnyard, no?), the guest list, the decorations, the food!

I talked Char’s ear off on the way to school this morning.  She thinks I’ve finally gone over the deep end and I could see the look in her eyes, the wheels turning upstairs that said “She’s finally lost it!”

I’m turning into mother-of-the-bridezilla and it’s been less than 12 hours since we “hatched” the idea.

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    1. Thank you!!! So glad you enjoyed yourself…I can hardly wait!!! Oh dear, I’m exacerbating the problem, getting myself all psyched up again! Perhaps I’d better step away from the keyboard…:-)

  1. Hilarious! If you’d like to have a wedding sooner than 9 months from now, one of our dear friends and clients has an animal rescue and she has a beautiful white crested black polish rooster that someone dropped off last fall… she’d absolutely love to find a happy home for him! 🙂

    1. Hot dang! I’ll let my friend Megan know – I’d love to adopt him! Then I’d have one for Josephine, possibly one for Francesca if it all goes well for Joey Ramone!
      Oh dear, this is not helping me with my enthusiasm-control. Now I’ll never sleep tonight!!!
      Guess I’m gonna need your client’s number/email 🙂

  2. Boy, I’ve never been so excited about chickens before. It makes for a good read! Now my imagination is running wild with bridal gowns and tuxes and little chick bridesmaids.

    1. And a proud chicken-Granny I shall be, Lucy!
      Thanks for the fun comment, the stop-by and be well!

  3. The name … Joey Ramone … gave made me chuckle – especially while looking at the photo of the little guy! What a hoot. I’m glad you’ve found a way to put Joey to good ‘use,’ we always have such difficulty finding a niche for the exotic freebee (from McMurray, I assume). My daughter used to raised Polish as 4H show birds – they always had lots of personality and certainly added flash to the flock (I like the way that sounds … flash to the flock … flock flash). I was about to label your devious intentions as miscegenacious … but then I saw that all of the individuals involved were White-Crested Blacks. Good luck with the nuptials, Yente.

    1. Oh now you’ve got me singing “Matchmaker!” I’m having a terrific laugh at your comment – thanks for having a great sense of humor! And I had to look up “miscegenacious” so you’ve taught me something. No, definitely plenty of that going on without arranged marriages in the chicken coop. Hence the reason for the White-Crested Black Polish wedding. I’d like to have some pure-bred puffballs around here. It’s true, they are very much lovely tempered chickens to have around, very friendly also, and flack flosh, or flock flash, rather, will be happening in spades once we have a few more around here! (I like the way it sounds, too. I’m sure to use it in the future.)
      Thanks for the visit.
      Happy May Day!

    1. Thanks for joining me with the laugh, Robyn! We get to a certain point in life where it’s an important part of our daily health!

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