We bought two new birds on October 3rd, 2013!
Lady Polly Pouf ~and~ Eileen Daisy Eagle
Crested -and- Non-crested Legbars from New Hampshire!
Aren't they darling? I love the "wild/camouflage" coloring.
After much research and hunting all over the state and beyond for pullets,
(Not an easy task when looking for a select few breeds -
my interest was in Welsummers, Barnevelders, & Legbars -
-but at this point we aren't too keen on the idea of super dark or speckled eggs, so Legbars were the preferred choice!
A newer/rare-ish type, I feel lucky to have them delivered.)
I found some babies instead - a better age for getting used to us handling them.
Below is a photo of them in my lap. I put a brown towel down, and they were dustbathing in it as if it was a patch of dirt!
1st visit to our backyard:
"That's not Momma!!?!"
Penny calmly and without a word preened herself for 20 minutes next to them while they dustbathed.
So far, so good! We'll see how it goes - we're not letting them have sleepovers just yet....
Peacefully lounging under the burning bush together.
1st night, bottom bar - 2nd night, middle bar ....
R.I.P ☼Sunny☼ Our beautiful Buff Orpington.
We loved you so much girl & were going to keep you forever - I wish it was later rather than sooner ...