I lost the bet; Posted against my will... 15 pic progression of....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by kathyinmo, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation 9 Years

    Brittney (DD) is making me post this against my will .... (I lost the bet) [​IMG]

    I often hear, "Are Delawares friendly?" What do you think? ....

    Dust bath at the horse shoe pit.


    I decide to sit and watch a bit.


    Miss Della spies me, and leaves the dirt bath ...


    Here she comes ....


    How about a back scratch ....


    She jumps into my lap ....


    And gives me a hug ....


    And then talks to me ....


    Mind you, she is filthy dirty from the dust bath! ....


    She persists, though it is over 100* with not even a breeze, she wants to hug .... (Notice Miss Stella pacing nearby)


    I tell her she needs to get down and go get a drink of water ....


    She's a mess! Hot, humid, sticky, dirty ..... She will just stay ....


    Then, the jealous Miss Stella makes her presence known (next to my legs begging) ....


    Switcheroo, and I take the camera, as she cons Brittney into holding her ....


    Another spoiled Delaware ....

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Nice shorts Kathy, [​IMG]

    Your birds look like they're loved, spoiled spoiled girls! [​IMG]
  3. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Songster

    May 12, 2009
    Those are the cuddliest chickens I've ever seen! I wish mine would give me hugs....[​IMG]
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    I'm SOOOO glad you lost that bet! What wonderful pics!! So glad you shared them (and have plenty of storage space for them!) [​IMG]
  5. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation 9 Years

    These girls came from speckledhen's stock. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cyn! They are just the sweetest things ever. We absolutely love them! We have only had Dels for 8 months, and we will never be without Delawares, as long as we have chickens. They are the best of everything to us .... excellent layers, best dispositions, and just a joy to have around. It doesn't even take treats for these girls to come to us. They simply love human interaction, attention and affection. They are amazing to me!

    Thanks to you, too, Nifty .... for BYC, and for the Platinum Feather Member opportunity. [​IMG] (DD took the camera from me, and I would never have posted if I hadn't lost a bet! Obviously, I am not photogenic!). But I sure do like to post chicken pictures! [​IMG]
  6. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Awww, now I want Delawares... Those pics are just too cute!
  7. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    That's just too cute.
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation 9 Years

    Ms.FuzzyButts :

    Awww, now I want Delawares... Those pics are just too cute!

    I'm tellin' ya .... I think everyone should have a Delaware or two (or ten or so)! Honestly! I must say though, the friendliness factor is in the stock. I have heard of hatchery stock Dels being aggressive. Delawares were originally bred for their disposition (as well as other traits, of course), and alot of hatchery stock has lost this most important trait. If you want sweet tempered friendly Dels, be sure to check where they come from and ask about this.​
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Mine are exactly the same way, Kathy. Even big Isaac loves a chest rub daily. He is amazingly sweet with me. The Dels are personality plus!

    I know first hand about aggressive hatchery stock--that almost made me pass on the offer of hatching eggs from breeder stock. Glad I didn't let that one go by. Thanks to seriousbill (Janet) for talking me into it.
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Those are such neat pictures! Glad you shared!

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