Solar is so boyish, she had us so confused we got her DNA tested just to make sure, hahaha.
We got 3 Sussex chicks at day old, 2 platinum/lavender and one light. One turned out to be a roo, so he's since been rehomed, but the other 2 are little girls, and cheeky ones at that!
Solar protects Gray from our bigger buff Orpingtons that like to try and put them in their place, she brings her treats, digs her nice holes to scruffle in in prime dustbathing locations, makes sure she eats, shows her around the yard, and is the ringleader of their troublesome twosome xD
Solar bonded to me immediately when we first got her, and can often be seen (and heard!) looking for me when she's free-ranging and I'm not around. One time, they climbed all the way up the back stairs and into the kitchen looking for me! My partner only saw them because Solar was calling out the 'where are you?' cheep so loudly... Or else we may have just found them trying to roost on the TV or something, haha.
But they just love people! Solar especially has a penchant for shoulders - Even since she was tiny it was hard to hold her without ending up looking like a confused pirate.
Having been held and cuddled nearly every day of their lives, these two have absolutely no qualms with climbing right into peoples laps for some attention. One time the neighbour turned on his lawnmower right near where they were peacefully foraging under our hedges, and they came sprinting, flapping and flying straight into my lap.
Solar didn't want to look like a sook though... But still didn't want to venture too far.
Neither of them like rain very much, and seem somewhat suspicious that our Orpingtons do.
And one time they thought they'd gone to heaven when they stuck under the house and found a bag of food.
They're my cheeky babies, and I thought you might like to meet them too =D
I'd love to see some shots of other people's Sussex chickens =)
Edited by ticketism - 4/14/16 at 7:59am