Jeff and I wanted original, imaginative, and fun names for our little trio of backyard birds. Jeff is the real "punny" one in the family, so he came up with the last one when I got stuck after just two.
Meet Peckadilly Circus:
And here is Attila the Hen:
Last but not least, Atomic Cluck:
Peckadilly has the lightest feathers of the bunch (I also think she lays the very light beige speckled eggs, but I'm not certain). She is a little shyer and more reserved than the others, not as boisterous and busy as her namesake.
Attila, on the other hand, is noisy and meddlesome. She is unremarkable in coloring, but she lets you know she's around with all her little clucking. She marched right up and pecked DaVinci in the nose the first time they met! She also likes to perch in odd places, like the AC window units. Always conquering new territory, that Attila!
Atomic is the most easy-going. She has a white ring of feathers around her neck, rather like the face of a clock; hence the name. She was the first to lay an egg and seems to enjoy being petted (or at least tolerates it better than the others ;-). But she does have a nasty habit of pecking my toes when I'm in sandals. She doesn't do it when I have sneakers, so I can only assume that my pale wiggly toes look like tasty grubs or something!