Earlier this week I mentioned that we had some of Lefty's babies here on the farm. Here are three of them I found resting on one of the old straw bales we have near the garage. The little black and white cockerel in front should grow up to look a lot like Lefty. These are the same three chicks that are in the cute photos of Crazy Dark Brown Hen with her chicks, posted this day. They change so much as they grow! And so quickly, too!
The light brown and gray speckled chick on the left is a little pullet. She's very sweet! The red/brown chick in the back/middle I *think* is a cockerel...but I'm not sure (also, I think Edward might be the father of that one, not Lefty). It's comb is MUCH smaller than the guy in the front, but it also has a different kind of comb, which is always smaller than the single comb on the guy in the front. So, time will tell.
There are more of Crazy Dark Brown Hen and Lefty's chicks in the chicken coop, too. An entire rainbow of colors! There's a charcoal gray pullet, a black pullet, a black & gold pullet, a red/brown pullet (like the one in the back of this photo), a little white speckled pullet, and a beautiful red and blue (which is actually gray) cockerel. They are the chicks we hatched from Crazy Dark Brown Hen's eggs after she abandoned the nest. They're growing up to be sweet little chicks. The little red and blue rooster loves to be held. I think more than anything it's because it makes him "taller" than all the other chickens in the coop. He's spoiled... but he's not the only spoiled one. *grin*
Sweet, sweet babies...