Dora, our blonde cochin chicken, is named after Dora Spenlow, one of Dicken’s characters in David Copperfield. She is pretty like fair-headed Dora, just as ditzy, childlike and unable to cope with the everyday responsibilities of an adult. From day one, the blonde bombshell of our chickendom exhibited some of those doraesque traits so we had felt that name was truly befitting her. Or so we thought.
With the other chickens taking cover from the recent downpour, Dora seems to be oblivious that it’s raining cats and dogs. She was the only one out in the rain, seemingly rather clueless about taking any other course of action. Doesn’t she have the sense to come out of the rain, we asked?
As another blonde, but of the human kind, remarked: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton
Maybe Dora has more of a philosophical vein than her other feathered companions, knowing that this is something she has to go through to get to the other side, the rainbow, and seems to be enjoying the process and the present state of things.
Maybe Dora is not so dumb after all. After all, maybe somewhere in that little chicken brain, she knows the truth of what comes after the rain. And, because of that innate chicken wisdom, maybe Dora proves, once again, that blondes really do have more fun!
Care to share your favorite chicken(s) personality of your flock?