Surprise twins after quadruplets: they're here and nameless!
We got four chickens, naming them Deneen (after the baby name launched by the Ivory soap ad), Casara (after the baby name launched by a misheard song lyric in Lost in Emotion - it was really "que sera, que sera"), Casterdell (after the baby name launched by something that I will absolutely sleuth out one of these days, I swear!)... and Angelina Ballerina, because my daughter was not budging about how this white leghorn looked just like a ballerina (with a very starched tutu) and absolutely needed to be called that. (I am not made of stone and also thought it was a good opportunity to walk the walk in urging people not to dwell too much on sibling sets. And also I like all -ina names on principle.)
Casterdell fell victim to a raccoon in an unfortunate midafternoon unlocked coop issue. My son whose chicken she was was very sad and insisted we get a replacement, and I did. I was totally excited to name the replacement Casterdale or Casterdaral or Casterdaria or... but that's a no-go, apparently, because the grief is too fresh.
Casterdell's replacement is a black chicken with feathered legs that will lay olive green eggs, and a very peculiar ninja-type personality. My son has suggested Pitch and Obsidian. I have suggested Elvira and Batman, but have been shot down.
The other chicken I picked up at the same time will lay blue eggs and has an orange head, and body feathers which have black and gold patterns on them. She seems very friendly (climbing onto my arm today) and deserves a good name, better than "the Spare" which is what she's currently being called because I totally bought her anticipating a further casualty (he children have taken very strongly to the idea that they each need their very own chicken).
Anyway, help me name the surprise additions!
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:46pm