Another short video of Speckles. He is just so excited about food! LOL :) He wants to share, thats why he is going nuts, trying to show me, but I think I will let him eat it. ;)
You can't see this in public school! You can hear Shelby a couple of times in the background talking to him too. We were doing school at the time.
Hmmmm welllll....I called Beth and....
there will be no Serama judge there. :(
I am so sad about this. Bantams seem to be the theme for most shows. There are big chickens brought to show, but a big part is taken up by so many breeds of bantams. It would have been so easy to transport the three boys as they are in a pen together, so they get along fine, which means I could have toted them in one carrier, no problem. They all look So GOOD right now too. I am disappointed in this news, but I will show something!
So now the question is, who to show, and how many should I take on to show. I was rambling on and on in my head last night after I got the news about there being no Serama judge.
The Sultans are no problem. They are already very friendly and tame. I just need to groom them properly. First they will be dusted, just for any bugs they may have. Then two days after that...I will bathe each one and blow dry them. Then there is the task of keeping the feet clean. I think I will use Phoenix's old porch pen and modify it with side barriers and put shavings in it. SO...a pair of the Sultans.
I really want to show Johnny. He looks SO good right now. So so good. He and I will have to work on his manners though. He has gotten quite an attitude. I will dust him for any bugs, but he will not have to be washed after a few days. It is not necessary to wash darker birds as they dont show dirt like white birds. All I need to do it maybe wipe him down with a damp towel.
Recent pic of Johnny...
Now, the last two, Kuckoo and Coco. I got them last year at the same show. They were actually in the Junior show. I bought them from the young man after the show was over for twenty five dollars. At the time, they got good marks, and Kuckoo didnt even look that great.
NOW Kuckoo is just stunning. He has really filled out, but there again, lack of handling has caused him to be aggressive. Not as aggressive as Johnny, but still, enough to make you draw you hand back never knowing what he may do.
Here are some pictures of when I first got them. I want to take some NOW pictures so you can see the difference, but that may have to wait til I actually pull them out of their pen and put them in a more accessable holding pen so I can work with Kuckoo.
Wow, I am sitting here now looking at these year old pictures, and Coco, she still looks this good, but Kuckoo, WOW, he has really filled out since this picture. His saddle feathers are twice as long now, his tail feathers look much better and he has sickle feathers whereas here he had one, but it was broken. Oh yeah, I am showing them...just wait til you see them NOW. Compare and see...I will be pulling them out of their pen on Monday, so I will take some good pictures of them before I give them bathes and then some after their bath. Yeah....definitely showing them.
Well that gives me five good birds to show, four of which I have to bath and blow dry. Two of which I have to work with them on handling and manners. Well at least I have some to show. Pete would have come too...but well, you know his story. He has no tail feathers to speak of thanks to the neighbors dog, so that is out.
As the days go by I will get more and more chatty, more and more rambly and anxious. That is just me. Just warning you ahead of time. ;)
I will be sure to take video and pictures of the process I go through to get them ready. I took pictures of my three bantam cochins having a bath and all that last year. I still look back on them...sure do miss those three sweet girls.
The header for this entry is what Ian says I sound like about this time of year...everything is CHICKEN this and CHICKEN that...ramble on and on...thinking out loud, thinking, talking, obsessing...oh well. That is me.