There were so many good suggestions of names listed on yesterdays post, thank you each and every one of you who took the time to think up names for our lovely new girls.
The reasons we can't have some of the names mentioned yesterday is that I only have one animal of each name ever!!
The one and only exception to this rule is our cockerel Caldwell II, we decided after the bravery of our first gorgeous guy Caldwell, the Lavender Pekin Bantam, that the main cockerel of our flock would always carry his name. He laid down his life, alongside with his five sons, in defence of his ladies, so they were all saved by the mass bravery. He will never be forgotten, nor indeed will any of our birds or animals.
The beautiful girl above is Little Lucy, a Lavender Pekin Bantam, RIP.
Our Border Collie, Sophie RIP
Millie and Mollie, two of our original flock ofWhite Stars, RIP
Bourneville, the Welsummer. RIP
My beautiful Betty, the Berkshire pig, our very first Rare Breed pig.
(Sadly gone for meat, I think Lovely Hubby has eaten most of her now) :-(
And finally Bluebelle, the Bluebelle chicken, running around causing mischief as I type.
So all these names were out of the running straight away, sorry.
The girls virtually chose their own names last night, with the names listed yesterday carried in my memory I went over with LH to put all the chickens and geese to bed and to have a good look at them. As usual one of the geese had put herself to bed in the henhouse, now through Winter we didn't mind this as it meant if all the birds were in one house it kept them nice and cosy, but now with slightly warmer nights we want them to get used to sleeping in their own house again so they all have more space, so each evening we lift her out and with her two sisters walk them over to the Goose Hoose.
Last night she was in a complaining mood as she was being carried and set off the other two honking and making lots of noise, the new hens not being used to this dashed out of their bedroom in the Eglu, lined up at the mesh and were chunnering to themselves 'ooooh oooh ooh etc etc, for all the world sounding like three elderly ladies watching naughty childish goings on.
So in my opinion they each have to have names that would befit a group of gentle elderly ladies complaining about carryings on.
So the names of my lovely trio of girls are - (in the order that they are stood)
Ethel as picked by Heather
Dolly - picked by Jo
Enid - picked by Welsh Poppy
I have picked up your email on your Blog Jo, so I will be in touch shortly, please could Welsh Poppy and Heather drop me an email with your address so I can post off your eggs. (If you scroll to the very bottom of the Blog you will see my email address in the left hand column.) Well, in the case of Heather as you have the same problem as me I will send you something else as a thank you for coming up with the name rather than an egg.
Thanks again to everyone who took the time to leave a suggestion yesterday, some of them were inspired!!