The girls are getting so big! They’ve changed so much over the last few weeks. They’ve lost almost all of their downy fluff and their feathers and personalities are developing.
Here they are in the living room not paying attention to the basketball game. This step-stool chair makes an ok perch, but it is very slippery. Bella didn’t stay on very long but the other girls did well.
Bellatrix or “Bella” is my favorite. She comes right to you if you put your hand in the brooder, loves to be held and will sit on my lap for a long time while I work. She’s “helping” right now. Bella’s a Dominique which is a “heritage” breed because although this breed has been around for a long time, they are now considered critically endangered.
Here she is with Dylan.
Even though she wouldn’t look at the camera, you can get a nice view of the feathers coming in on her back.
Hermione, our Golden-Laced Wyandotte, is the most skittish of the three. She won’t come to me readily but doesn’t protest once I have her.
Her feathers aren’t as evenly developed as the other girls’ feathers are, but she’s starting to catch up. She still has crazy “hair” but her lipstick is pretty, isn’t it?
Luna, an Easter-Egger, looks like a hawk.
The pattern on her wings is very pretty. Luna is the biggest and the bossiest of the three. She’ll probably lay green eggs, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for blue.