Chicken Breeds 各色雞種

We are chickens 雞兒錄影
My goats
Third generation baby goats

Triplets of Apple
Hatching eggs
Salted eggs

People call me "Crested Top Hat" but I prefer to name myself "Hairdresser".

I am not only unique, beautiful, and smart but also "environmentally friendly ".

I can have any hair style I want every morning without using water or moose.

I get along with everyone well, no matter their color or race.

I am also a good listener who comforts pregnant Happy in the morning.

Of course I sometimes feel sad or want to be alone. I don't ask a lot, just a little sandy ground and some sunshine.

Well, well, well, talking about unique. Look at me.

You think those ladies' hats in Prince Williams wedding are fashion? Not a chance.

I am the fashion. Do you hear me? Don't call me "Crested Silver Polish". Call me "Fashion Hat Queen".

Ya, I wasn't born in a royal family. So what? I am still the Queen here. Don't forget black and white are always the two leading fashion colors in the world.

Queen is right. Black and white are the fashion colors. Hi, I am "Black Star".

You can tell how pretty I am from my name: A star, a super star.

Do you know why my feathers are so shiny? Because I eat healthy and clean myself everyday. I also exercise. Since no one feeds me, I have to go out and walk mile after mile to find my food.

My heart is as beautiful as my appearance. I help my girl friend who has 5 chicks to babysit and look for food. I know, she looks tired (don't tell her this). It is not easy to raise up kids nowadays. No job, no food, and no husband (well, the latter one is not so critical).

OK, you guys. Don't let black and white girls fool you. Look at me: "Pearl White Leghorn".
Do you know what "Pearl" mean? It means beautifully white. It is not pale white or ivory yellow but is like the shine of the Moon, the twinkle of stars, the stream under the moonlight, the .......... Anyway, I am a shiny girl. Lighten the darkness.

Yes, I like to fly as high as my parents.

Famous layer? No doubt, it is me. I lay big white eggs (compared to those in super market) EVERYDAY even through the winter.

I may not be the heaviest girl, yet I am definitely the most productive and beautiful one in the family.

Beautiful means nothing. You can't eat beautiful when you are starving. Does anyone here know about stock market? Which metal price has gone up crazily since 2007?

Gold. You are clever.
It's me, "Buff Orpington": Golden Girl and Boy. Look how like the sunshine I am. You will be rich if you have me at home.

I lay not only big but also brown colored eggs everyday. See how golden is the yoke of my egg.

I am also meaty.
Hmmmm......, it doesn't mean that you should eat me. To keep me for laying an egg each day is more practical than slaughtering me for only one meal.

Count how many eggs (means health and $$$) I can give to you through my life: 365 x 6 years
. If you know the stock market so well, you will realize how valuable I am.

No one should ignore the strongest country in the world while talking about money (OK, ok, debts also count as money).

"Americanas", I am the Representative of USA.

Don't say I am like an owl . My head looks more like the Eagle. The King of the sky.

Don't understand why people always talk about money, power and beauty. It is not the point. You will not be a charming man or woman if you are not sexy.

That's right, sexy is our name. We are "Sex Link" no matter if it is gold, red or silver color.
We all link to sexy.

Ya, right. Sexy is charming. Tell me about it. Does anyone really believe we can go through global financial crisis just being sexy? No. You have to be tough. As tough as a rock. Learn from me: "Barred Rock".

I think I am the only one who really contributes to this world. I am not pretty, sexy, rich, or smart. Yet, I just became a mom one month ago.

Hatched eggs for 5 weeks, got 5 kids and lost 2 of them in 3 days: a wild cat caught them (I guess).

Education is the key to our children's future. They need to learn life skills at home. What are these life skills?

They are: how to search for food, eat, sleep and poop well, brush teeth after every meal,

be close with your buddy and family,

take care of yourself first,

then your family,

then neighbors, then friends, then colleagues, then boss, then your country

and then you can say "the world peace".

Don't mess up the order. That's what Confucius said.

Almost forgot to tell you, my name is "Golden Laced Wyandotte".
Thank you for listening.

22 則留言:

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

a critique from Shannon:

What a creative and educational piece of work, good job!

The only spelling error was when you are talking about "Super Star" you misspelled shinny (it should be shiny), otherwise very well done.

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

critique from Cecilia:

I really enjoyed it. It is very interesting. This should be a book!! Great work

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Critique from Mary:

Very good! I'll forward it to my iPhone email and share it with my grand daughter this weekend. Thank you. Love, Mary

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear Mary:

Thank you sharing it to your grand daughter. She is about 2 years old, isn't she? Please let me know if she has any question about the story. I like to have her feedback. Does she laugh when you read it to her?

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Critique from Sam:

It looks good, who is your target audience? Why are there characters
on the page (foreign exchange program?) I thought it was pretty cute though.

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear Sam:

I write my blog in Chinese and English. My target audience is children. May I ask you to forward the link to your friends who have children? I like to have their critique and feedback. Thanks.

匿名 提到...



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匿名 提到...

What a fascinating piece you have put together! There were chickens there I never heard of, and I was raised on a farm with several varieties of chickens.

I think it will hold the interest of children and be educational as well. I did find just a couple of places you might want to work over a little. When you were talking about the Pearl White Leghorn, there was a place where you said "supper" when it should have been "super."

Further down you were talking about a chicken that lays eggs 365 days a year. That was followed by "X6." Do you mean the productive egg laying career of that chicken is six years long? Make that a little clearer, and I think the children can follow the math better.

Other than that, I thought the article was clear, informative and should be great for kids.

Thanks for letting me see it.


匿名 提到...

Very interesting...

I was raise on a farm. We had trees (prune and apricot), cow, horses, pigs, geese, ducks, chickens and rabbits and oh yes two cats. All the chickens were "reds" of some type (Rhode Island Reds) so we only had brown eggs, no whites.

And of course someone had to clean up after them and every other month spray the chicken roosts. On the bottom part of the property, which was adjacent to the creek - sandy soil, we planted tomatoes.

The summer harvest we would grab a salt shaker, lay down on the ground under the tomatoe's bushes with a knife, cut - salt and eat. We had to work but we also had fun.

Thanks for the pics...


匿名 提到...

the key "of" education should be the key "to" education

"Ya" is not a good world, should change it to "yes"

No matter it is => no matter "if" it is

the color => Their color

"moose" => "hair gel"

Chinese Confucius => delete Chinese

eat/sleep, poop well => eat, sleep well. delete "poop". It is not a good word in children book and poop is not important,

search food => search "for" food

what are life skills => what are "these" life skills


匿名 提到...

I read it quickly and I really liked it. I tend to avoid "sexy" things
because I don't think it is for children. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with others


匿名 提到...

Just a little interesting note about your vision. We have been striving to learn about "being
prepared" for any disaster.

If there was to be a major disaster one of the problems is that our society has moved away from our "grass roots" and too many young adults, etc., have no
knowledge of farm life...or how to care for animals or plant food crops.

So the outreach you reference is a plus factor. Keep a positive thought!!!!


RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear Robyn:

Thank you for the suggestion. Sex Link is the breed name. I am not sure if there is anything to do with sex. But I know that's how chicken (and us) get children to make the world beautiful :-)

Have a wonderful July 4th holiday.

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear Richard:

True. Education is mostly for grade (score) but not life skill anymore. It is sad that young generation miss the opportunity to get close with nature that we can learn a lot from.

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear Bob:

Thank you for the critique. I personally believe to poop well is more important than that eat and sleep well. We may not die soon if we don't eat or sleep but we definitely will die in a big pain if we don't poop.

I check everyone's poop everyday. Therefore, I know if they are healthy or not.

Have a wonderful weekend.

lh 提到...

hi Richcat:
you have received some good critique, I am just going to
give a try. first of all, these
chickens are beautiful, are they
yours? I don't like the name Hairdresser, it is too normal,
her hair style is pretty punky, maybe something more vivid and perky? like lady gaga or ....
secondly,maybe make the story funnier, kids will giggle when they read them, and I am not sure your target readers will be on what age range?
your have talked about finicial
at last, are you going to have lots of good illustration to go with your story? don't forget kids are very visual! I can recommand someone who can draw
and love drawing


RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear lh:

Thank you very much for the great suggestions.

All pictures and videos in my blog are taken by myself here in my property. Those live stocks are raised by me too.

I did think about the image of "lady gaga". However, I also consider the book may take one - three years to publish (hope not that long) and lady gaga may not the fashion by that time. Besides, I just found yesterday the chick was not "she" but "he" although I paid for a "her" price in April :-)

You were right about more vivid and perky name will be funnier. I will keep searching and asking around.
I will fix the "financial crisis" to another "giggle" term. That is a good opinion.

Yes, I will have lots of good illustration to go with my story. There will be about 1-2 pictures per page in the book. I take pictures for my animals everyday. This is just a draft. More pictures will be in my book.

Thank you for recommending someone who can draw and love drawing. I would like to know the person if it is convenient to you (or him/her).

You can leave the person's email here with a "single" comment and address the info is for me only. I will delete the comment before I publish other comments to my blog.

This book is about chicken. I have other animals to write for the 2nd, 3rd and ...... books. They are under construction :-)

All of my children books will be published with both Chinese and English.

lh 提到...

hi RichCat :

I meant the name has power of
lady gaga, somthing is attractive
to kids. I don't know, think about
it. Too bad it is he not she but
it is ok, by looking at Hairdresser's picture, to me he
must have the character which combine Tom Sayer, Peter Pan
and maybe dance like Michael
Jackson but the most important he must have a very tender heart.

well the person I was going to
recommand is myself, I can draw
and I always like illustration
of children's book. But I never
done such kind of illustration,
if I am hired, I will do it
for free with condition of asking
you to donate money to charity
that I choose. I hope I am not
getting to far.


RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear lh:

You either can read my mind or you were here yesterday. I just tried to negotiate with a publisher that I will not take any % of royalty of the book. Instead, the publisher will donate the royalty to charity
that I choose in Taiwan (or Mainland china or USA).

However, I can't find the publisher that agree to do this yet. Still trying.

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear lh:

All 3 names are funny: Tom Sayer, Peter Pan and Michael Jackson. Too bad Michael Jackson is not alive, otherwise, I bet he would love to be the representative of my book :-)

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear lh:

It's not only you never done such kind of illustration, I haven't found any one did. That's why this book is unique.

I also think about selling it to a good director or animation (cartoon) movie company after I published the book.

Do you know sofa 創意文化 company in Taiwan who makes animation characters? Or 西基?

You probably can be my partner since your English is pretty good. We should have no problem to communicate. What is the experience of drawing for books you have? Do you have a blog to show your drawing?

Talk to you soon.

RichCat 悠然居 提到...

Dear lh:

If you are seriously do the drawing for my book, please email me: robynp2006@yahoo.com

Looking forward to talking to you soon