Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Quiet Rooster

It should come as no surprise by now that one of our "hens" is actually a cockerel.  This has happened a few times now.  One of the Isa Brown chickens is definitely a cockerel, but it is just in the last two weeks that he has gotten noticeably bigger than his kin, and has started developing a rooster's tail.  He has never tried to crow, and he is still very timid.  He still is bossed by the "big" hens, but mostly he has not figured out that he is "the man" of the flock yet.

Our cockerel is on the right, next to a pullet of the same breed.  Behind them are the red sex link pullets.

One of our "big" hens, just for fun.  Actually, this gal is still technically a pullet, too, since she doesn't turn one year old until fall.

And in other news, Lydia did get her kayak last weekend, and Nathaniel has declared that she is an excellent kayaker.  Here is the first trial run in the little pond:

She joined Nathaniel and the big boys on a lake the next day, and she rocked it.  She's super happy about her kayak.

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