Meet the new girls: Matilda,
Kiwi and Matilda are both Euskal Oiloas and Pepper is a Cuckoo Maran. We bought these lovely ladies from a couple of gentlemen who raise chickens to show. These chickens all had something undesirable (wrong leg colour or feathering) that landed them on the no-breed list. Of course, we only want layers for the purpose of fresh eggs so comb shaping really means nothing to us and we happily brought these ones home to join our little flock.
They're very calm chickens, all of them, and they're certainly not afraid of humans (a perk to having them raised by these wonderful gentlemen that loved them and paid lots of attention to them). I'm not sure how used they are to being photographed though. As you can see, Matilda is very suspicious of the camera!
While we're on the topic of chickens, we rather enjoyed this documentary on chicken behaviour – very interesting birds, they are.