Look at these pretty babies. They were my eggs, but not my babies. :) I sent hatching eggs to a nice man in Texas that was interested in hatching some Serama from my B Class birds. He got four cockerals and three pullets out of them! He was kind enough to send me this wonderful picture of them and I thought I would share it here on my journal. They are just beautiful aren't they? So cute!
Speckles is holding his own. He tries to crow in the morning, but it sounds terrible because he has that congestion. As you can see in this video below, he keeps his spirits high. :)
We had quite a downpour last night along with some really high winds. Tip was of course nervous nelly all yesterday. I let her out at 8 last night, watching the radar closely, that was right before the rain started. Ian didnt know, and tried to let her out at 9, and even though she goes out the side in Derbys fenced area, she was at the far side pacing, trying to escape the storm as usual. She wouldnt come back when he called her so he had to go out into the rain, wind and dark to make her come back. I knew this would happen, thats why I watched the radar and got her out and back in before it started.
Now it is cold, in the 30s still, windy, but sunny.
The weekend shows great promise. Sun and lower 60s...now that sounds inviting.
I will find out tonight what my options are for the poultry show. Either way, I will have some nice birds to show. The more I looked at Kuckoo and Coco day before yesterday...the more I decided I might show them instead of their son and daughter. When I got Kuckoo his tail looked ratty and I dont think he was fully filled out. Now, he is very handsome. The only drawback to having those two as breeders out in a pen is I dont handle them enough. Coco is no problem, but Kuckoo has become somewhat aggressive. I don't think its anything I can't handle though. I think I can settle him down.
So as of right now I have three Serama I want to show, Rod and one of the girls (Sultans), and the grown pair of Silver Laced Polish, Kuckoo and Coco.
You should see Johnny, my Sumatra. He is so filled out and perfect looking right now. He would be excellent for show, but he is VERY aggressive. The last time I handled him he bit me on the chin and was mad about being handled.
I know I can tame down any one of them, but it is work, and I dont have a lot of time before the show...so we will see how enthusiastic I get about all this. After talking to Beth tonight I will make my decisions.
Shelby is ready to start school and we have to get done and be ready to go walking this afternoon. Cold or not, as long as its not icy, snowing, or raining, we go.