(Yes, I've still thought of nothing other than acquiring new chicks today)
The blue eggs are just so pretty. I think they would bring me so much delight. The chickens they come from look like your typical chickens too, which is what I had in mind. But maybe I should just go with the cheapest or most easily available eggs instead? And deprive myself the pleasure of a glimpse of Tiffany & co. blue every once in a while?
There are lots of interesting chicken breeds out there (bet you didn't know that), but in all honesty, the ones that don't look like your average "little red hen" kind of freak me out. Could I come to love a face like this:
Surely, as their mother, I would love them even if the sight of them sort of creeps me out, right? I don't think I could love one of those naked neck things, my dad had one and it scared me, plus her neck always got sunburned. The silkies and frizzles are a little bit cute though, in a troll-doll sort of way. Perhaps the look would grow on me?
Also, can I confess that chicken feet really creep me out? Turkey feet are the worst, gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about them. I was going to provide a photo, but it's really hard to find a photo of chicken feet still attached to the chicken. I'm way more traumatized now.
The ick factor will go away once they are my very own babies, right? If I have a chance to gradually adjust to the growing feet and/or the odd looking chicks, things should be fine, correct? That must be how it works for the parents of ugly children, because they all seem to love their kids just as much as the rest of us love our cute ones.