I have never thought anything about the different breeds of chickens -- that is 'til we came to NC and have been exposed to our son-in-law's love of his mini-farm animals. Now we are learning about the different breeds of chickens. One is the Ameraucana. The Ameraucana chicken was developed in the United States. The name is a cross between American and Araucana (a related breed). Eight colors of the Ameraucana are officially recognized for poultry shows by the American Poultry Association: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten and White. Ameraucanas have pea-sized combs, full tails, muffs (under the chin) and gray black legs.
Matt is preparing the dirt for planting his garden. It is still too wet in the center area and we got more rain this week. He plants a garden every spring -- from potatoes to squash to tomatoes to cucumbers to corn and everything in-between. I think he needs to also plant strawberries:) He loves his garden and animals.