Meet Dragon! She is a one-year-old Russian Orloff hen. She was raised in a batch of four other chicks. She is extremely carnivorous and will eat anything–not a surprise, for chickens are good mousers. Dragon is such a pet that she will come when you call her and feed her cheese. Russian Orloffs are a rare breed. They are generally brown with lighter speckles, like Dragon, and lay light brown eggs. Once we had a Russian Orloff chick whose feathers were almost white. Her name was Dragon the First. But she always escaped her pen, and one day a raven got her. Sadly, she was one of two chicks lost to a raven. Dragon is named after Dragon the First. We were hoping she would be white like the other Dragon, and chose a lighter colored chick, but she wasn’t.
Dragon the First (right) as a chick with Owly. (This photo should be centered.)
Dragon as a chick with Panther and Rain.
Dragon this spring. She loves to explore.