I’ve recreated a few of the breeds from my own little flock, so you can place realistic chickens in your yard. I don’t think anyone at Maxis has ever had a backyard flock before, because the ones in the game are a bit…off.
There are three files, each a different breed of chicken.
~ Rhode Island Red ~ Julia
~ Black Australorp – Sarah
~ Delaware Hen ~ Dolley
Chickens don’t appear to be CAS-editable. There’s only so close you can zoom in on their faces, so I have provided the closest, clearest picture of all three possible.
I trimmed back the combs a bit, though they aren’t perfect per the breeds, toned down the rooster-y hackles, and corrected some of the feathering around the heads. I also added the correct color earlobes with fuzzy feathers. Usually the color of the earlobes shows the color of the eggs, but not always.
I corrected the colors of the legs and beaks, as well as the eyes and plumage. It appears that whoever designed them at Maxis has never seen a chicken that didn’t come out of a bucket with a side of gravy. They look like their wings are clipped!
I name my girls after the First Ladies and my roosters after the Presidents.
I cloned Sarah from the “Evil Hen” because she has the glossy black greenish-tinged plumage of a Black Australorp. So she gets the “flaming evil eyes”. Although, Sarah was actually the sweetest, most affectionate hen I ever had. Not a pecky bone in her body. A fox got her, unfortunately.
There are three .package files. The file names are self explanatory.
LOWFLYER ~ Red Island Red hen.package
LOWFLYER ~ Delaware Hen.package
LOWFLYER ~ Black Australorp hen.package
You will need to use the standard cheats:
They should not conflict with other chicken recolors.
They are found in Build/Buy with the debug objects, and cost $25 each.
Try Srsly’s Custom Livestock Purchase Menu at https://www.patreon.com/posts/54506613 so you can purchase them from the Coop.
(Published on: 2021-09-05 12:00:00)