Yesterday I was pretty tired and hot so as I walked home I was sure I was a little “off.” But I stopped off at my neighbor’s yard to greet everyone and saw….PURPLE BABY CHICKENS! Seriously. I thought maybe I had sun exposure but when I went back today to prove to Jason I was not a total nut job there they were: kukus rangi za zambarau. Chickens the color of purple!

Since our camera is still not working well I took a video just to prove that I am not insane or suffering from heat induced psychosis. There really are a troop of baby purple chickens at my neighbor’s house. Annikah and the kids had fun chasing them around. When we tried to understand why the only explanation that we got was because of the kunguru or the birds that everyone here calls the thief birds, think pigeons’ only bigger and nastier, I guess maybe they dyed the chickens so the other birds won’t steal them and eat them? I guess purple baby chicks don’t taste like chicken? Hey, don’t ask me….I just report this news of the weird.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Were they born that way? If so that is an awesome mutation.

  2. Anonymous says:

    When I was a kid, we used to get baby chickens free at Easter time at the city Easter egg hunt. We brought them home as pets for a time, and then gave them to farmers to continue raising. Anyway, as I remember, they were also dyed different colors.

  3. Anonymous says:

    That’s pretty hilarious! I was on Facebook chat with my sister while I was looking at your blog and made her look at it too. We both agree it’s pretty weird. Thanks for the report Nancy Drew.