This is how it all began, in the spring on 2008. Clucky, Gigi and Babraham. This picture is a fairly typical one of our little flock on an outing to the garden. Babraham, on the far right, was the leader from day one (for an unfortunate reason which we were to discover a few months later). Gigi, in the center, the second-in-command and faithful lieutenant. And then Clucky on the left, bringing up the rear, always a little clueless. That’s my girl.
NAME THAT CHICKEN
Jasmine, then 16, was inspired by a line from the movie Wayne’s World to name her chick Babraham Lincoln, or Babe for short. Click here to watch Wayne and Garth’s “Babraham Lincoln” scene.
Rick named his chicken Gigi after Gianluigi “Gigi” Buffon, the Italian soccer player. Can’t quite remember why, but here is a great highlight reel of Buffon saves.
Which brings us to Clucky J. Cluckington. The “J” stand for “justice”. I don’t remember even considering any other names for my chick. Again, not sure why. She was just meant to be Clucky. Possibly a latent childhood memory of Lady Cluck from Disney’s Robin Hood? She does have more nicknames than any other of the other chickens. Crazy-feather, Clunky, the Death Star. But those all came later. Right now she is still just adorable little Clucky.