Well, I haven’t posted chicken pics for awhile. Toni’s family has made it to adulthood. There started out being nine/ten chicks (Ken counted ten once, but we were never sure…after that we saw nine for sure).
Due to attrition (cough cough Leo) we lost three chicks while they were small. In Leo’s defense, Toni continually took the whole flock out of their safe fenced in yard and back into the trees. Leo could not overcome his baser instincts and would fly back there and try to grab chicks. Three disappeared before we knew what was happening.
So the total that have grown to adulthood is six. And they are really pretty and guess what……as far as I can tell, they are ALL hens! No more roosters to fight for territory and chase each other all over their yard. Yay!!!
Here’s a picture with Toni and all six chicks. The chick on the left is identical to Toni. She’s going to be impossible to tell from her mom.
There are two dark brown girls who will look exactly like their Aracauna aunties. I won’t be able to tell them apart, either!
Then there are the two I was calling Lemon Peppers and one beautiful white with darker markings.
It’s a very pretty bunch of girls Toni has raised!