|yeah just come on in here|
|floofy top down|
|as a muppet|
pearl and ninja are the original chickens in our TUFsperiment, and they have been dear silkie teachers of chicken keeping. twitter and tumblr are the aforementioned young'uns, and they are growing at an unbelieveable rate. we got them on june 20th, and already i freak out when i look at their baby pictures. they are getting absolutely enormous!
twitter's feathers are coming in just as a french cuckoo marans chicken's should...gray/blue with soft black lacing. her feather pantaloons are promising to be voluminous!
tumblr's beautiful partridge feathers have filled out her wings and chest rather nicely, but her head seems to be trailing in the defluffification process. nevertheless, she is growing a proud and elegant air, with something of an attitude to match.
against ninja, however, she flees quickly. while twitter may retreat a few feet and try again for whatever choice tidbit is under contest, tumblr will flap dramatically and bolt back to the coop. the existentialist and revolutionary are growing into the pragmatist and drama queen.
|what's this then|
the eggs still come on a near-daily basis, even after a minor hiccup with pearl having gone broody for a moment--more information on broodiness and other chickenissues at the backyard chicken site, if you're interested. all in all they are an absolute joy. the little ladies will loom large by december, and we should be seeing the first light blue/green and dark chocolate eggs by then (color, not flavor, sadly!). more on the chickens, our other menagerie members, and other sTUFf soon! stay tuned!