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!


  1. Daisy and Dude.
    They are beautiful.

  2. I knew which was the girl and which was the boy right before you said what they were. You're right, the boy is musclier.
    Apple and Banana. Keep the fruit going. :D

  3. Oh! How exciting!
    Names... June and Cash!