You may be wondering if this is a baby hawk stopped by to chat with my chicks...but no. In fact, it's ONE of the chicks! This is the now teenage gangly Victoria. She's an Americauna pullet. We can't get over how much she looks like a baby hawk, though!
And, remember this picture just a couple of posts ago? Here's Betty now! Look how her red feathers are coming in. Isn't she just beautiful?
You can also see in the photo above that Betty has mastered the perch I put in for them to learn on. She had a tough go of it at first. She would get up there and lose her balance and flap and flap, but still end up upside down, hanging on with her toes. To be honest, though I'm sure she was a bit embarrassed, it was highly entertaining for me. The one bad thing about the girls is the amount of DUST they have imparted upon my home. I have them out in the sunroom during the day now, but they still come in at night, where they dust bathe and just generally get their fun on. It makes a serious dust issue in there and as a person with asthma, that's just not a good thing. Ah well, what's perfect, right?
They have just been a blast so far. I really am having a good time with the girls, they make me smile every day.
Wishing you some chick dust of your own, ~Peacemom