Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Newest Cuties
Here they are, our newest additions to the funny farm! Oh wait, I take that back-- there are five new silkie chicks that hatched a few days ago. Oh, how I love spring!
Strawberry is a good mama, though a bit inattentive at times. The day after her babies were born, I found them sleeping in the barn and her out in the pasture having a nap in the sun all by herself.
Now that I think of it, she's kinda like me... "Now, you stay there, you'll be fine. I'm gonna just go over here and sleeeeep..."
The light-colored one is the doe. She's very sweet and small and "dairy" looking.
The darker kid, appropriately, is the buckling. He's quite a bit bigger than the doe and very masculine and meaty. Boys and girls are different, I'm tellin' ya. I absolutely adore their long, floppy ears. Strawberry is nearly earless, so I wondered what kind of ears these kids would have... Floppy ears just melt my heart. Not that I necessarily want my own kids to have them... just animals. (Trying to erase picture in my head of my baby coming out with floppy ears... aiee.)
They're as yet un-named, so feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments! I need ideas!