|Posted by Kate Hart on August 26, 2012 at 12:40 AM|
Well what a month so far! Some sadness too. Priscilla Queen of the Desert, our ancient Pekin cockerel decided to pop his clogs and fly to the the flock in the sky. He may actually have left a heritage however. I found a day old chick in the duck house that Athena had been hiding under straw when daily I removed her eggs. The day old chick secretly brooded by Athena one of my Muscovys, is now happily enscounced with Mrs Bean who just happened to have a clutch of salmon pekins, so that was really lucky! Dare I hope the father was Priscilla?
Faverolles are doing well, the large salmon boys are at that puppy dog stage and turning into big fluffy fellows which always seem to be in my way! I have earmarked a few for breeding next year, big boys with lovely type and a friendly nature. The photo below is Mars one of my favourites this year. I also have an Appollo and a SatNav named so far!
I also have to mention the ducks, the young muscovys are now at that stage where they have realised they have wings, and although not flying yet are spending a lot of time flapping on tippy toes, won' t be long now methinks before they once again trill good morning at the bedroom window...