Mail delivery today was special. Saenz received a birthday card from Grumpy Gramps; he is making plans on how he is going to spend the check. He said something about saving up for a crossbow. (I think we are in trouble! LOL) And he has propped the card from Grumpy on his night stand. Thanks Grumpy Gramps!
I received my order from Texan and see my rainbow of Kid Coats? Now I put the yellow one on Banjo and he took off outside to test it out. It was pretty cool because I could find him in the yard. I think he is vying for the red hot chili jacket. Any way, these are very well made and I would recommend them. Thanks for such a lovely coats!
Silkie (3 day old) chick standing next to an Ameraucana
(3 weeks old).
Silkies have bluish flesh, ear lobes, and bones, five toes vice four, walnut combs, and originate from China.
Ameraucanas have, pea combs, bluish legs, bearded, red ear lobes and come from Chile.
How cool is that?
Ameraucanas will grow to be 5 pound birds at the most. Most of our ladies wind up being around 4 lbs by time they come to point of lay. I tend to favor this breed and Buff Orphingtons because they are docile, intelligent, excellent mothers, do well in Texas heat, and continuous layers.Isn't this little silkie precious? If you click on the photo you can see it has feathers on its feet. I love 'booted' breeds too but, they need a place that allows them to keep their feet clean. So each of the boys will have their own flock of five to take care of and learn how to breed them later.
We have the shopping done for the week and have cleaned the brooders. Next time the Ameraucanas need to be cleaned out; they will be moved outdoors to their own transitory coop. By the end of this month, we will have a small flock of turkeys only six to start and another clutch of 20 Maran chicks to brood inside the house.
Also today, I need to replant my five cabbages. I pulled them up and kept them alive in the house. I hate the idea of loosing viable food.
So what do you think?
Spring is around the corner or are we in for a much longer winter?
SPECIAL NOTE: The guinea male's mate did not die, once she thawed out a bit --- off she went. (click on their photo on 'Baby Its Cold Outside' blog below.) They have not been near the coops since. Poor things, I felt so bad for both of them yesterday.