Just a little bit plump. And is that a flaccid remnent of her bag from last years lambs? Or...is it a budding bag hinting at the promise of new life? Did Damascus hit more than just Mudpie when he strolled up a January snowbank and visited the ewe flock?
If BabyBee is bred, I'm actually pretty pleased. I was disappointed that she didn't settle last fall. Although I've been careful to watch the dominant patterns in my flock, most of my polled rams just happen to be katmoget, and my flock is getting a little katmoget heavy. A moorit lamb will be a welcome addition.
Some chicken news. We lost three more chickens to an unknown predator. So I'm going to have to lock them up at night, although I will allow them to free range when I'm home. We went to the Kankakee bird swap today and bought 15 pullets.
This little mottled bird might have fooled me. He/ she's hen feathered, but behaves an awful lot like a cockerel.
Columbian patterned Wyandottes or 'dotte crosses.
A pretty red- pyle type pattern, and a white. Probably crossbreds, but young and healthy.
We now have about 20 hens and pullets, one cock, and some chicks. A pretty healthy chicken population of pretty birds. Eggs, meat, and eye-candy.