Is she not the prettiest little baby chicken you've ever seen in your LIFE???
This, my Dear friends, is a "Mille Fleur" bantam Cochin pullet (baby girl)! I completely and totally ~ Fell. In. Love. With. Her. Don't worry. I didn't BUY her. Although, now I wish I had! I didn't want to rush into something that I knew nothing about. So I've spent the past week (or has it been two???)
Ah, the wonders of the Internet!
And this lovely, young lady will be his mate...
Don't worry, she'll be much prettier when she finishes feathering out.
This is another, slightly more mature, but still youngsters, started pair that I'm considering.
Or perhaps these beautiful babies?
These chicks are from different breeders, all over the country. I've also got a trio "on order" from a top breeder in Colorado. Then, that's ENOUGH to get me started on my own breeding flock...
I'll also be breeding for show quality Black Cochins. The trio I have are SO beautiful and sweet! My grandsons can walk right up to them and pick them up and pet them. I never knew that chickens could be so pretty and so friendly.
I'm having so much FUN!!
Now, I've got to go out and put up more roosts in my CHICKEN BARN.
I'm going to sell Hunter and not keep any rams so that barn will revert to what it originally was ~ a chicken coop! Isn't life amazing?
I hope you're all having a WONDERFUL, LONG, holiday weekend!
"Even I have to admit: they are kind of cute ~ in a worthless, feathery sort of way..."