Aw, sorry for your loss! Ihi is not so bold like your Scout was, more of a middle of the pecking order type of gal. She doesn't get pushed around, but she also doesn't go looking for trouble. She gets herself into some pretty crazy situations sometimes, though. I think it's a Campine thing. Alex sounds like a real card. I think I may own her sister. Ihi is the same way with being held and with all her energy! She goes bolting around like it's the end of the world, such a busy hen she is! Crackly, that's an oddly perfect description for her voice. It's such an unusual sound Ihi makes, it's so hard to describe! Only difference is Ihi's 'twin' is a Fayoumi. They're more opposites by appearance, but get those two together and things get crazy pretty fast. P.S. Is that a Splash Marans I spy in the background of one of your pictures?