Now that my chicks are 4 weeks old, the girl/boy count is in: 5 Araucana pullets 2 Buttercup roos 4 Buttercup pullets 3 Partridge Cochin roos 2 Partridge Cochin pullets Today I was cleaning their pens and my biggest, fattest cat managed to muscle the door open so she could see what the chirping was all about. Those dumb roos ran in the corner and hid behind the girls, while the two Araucanas who are usually the most hand-tame, docile chickens you've ever met, stared down the cat until she wandered away. This cat is our best mouser, and could easily have taken out all of them if she had felt so inclined. Nope, the sweet and cuddly girls ran up to her, flapped their wings and stared until kitty decided they weren't worth the hassle. Ironically, I got the cochins because I wanted a few tame chickens that would be friendly, because I had heard that Araucanas are a little wild and not very hand-tame, and that Buttercups are rather independent, curious animals. Instead, the Araucanas are sweethearts who love to perch on my arm and be petted, the Buttercups are apparently not investigative enough to brave a cat, and the Cochins would rather peck each others' shoulders than be petted. On the plus side, I have never heard the cowardly roos attempt to crow, not once. Maybe I will get very lucky and have the fabled Quiet Roosters?