Tuesday, 31 August 2010
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Instead of spending time at the computer each morning I will be merely checking my emails and doing just the office work. I will however post a picture a day onto the Blog, what pictures I don't know.......and that's where you come in.
What would you like to see, either here on the farm or from the family archives I will leave it in your hands. You can leave a comment or drop me an email (I know some folk are having problems with leaving comments at the moment).
I will do my best to oblige. In the meantime I leave you with two pictures taken the other day of the 'boys' on the farm. Lovely Hubby is relishing that male numbers are increasing, he has felt outnumbered for long enough (just him and the cats have been the only boys).
So the top picture is of Monty Middlewhite and Jack Large Blacks first meeting and the other is Caldwell and Norman, our cockerels on opposite sides of the wire.
Have a lovely day.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Living her new lonely life in July.
A difference in feathers starting to appear, but still a small comb and wattles.
This picture kindly lent to me from a farm in America that specialises in New Hampshire Reds, shows both a cockerel and a hen. Thank you for your help.
What ever has happened she is now definitely a cockerel. She has developed over the last week a much more defined comb and wattles, and on her legs there are the begininnings of spurs. She is still a loner but the other birds are now showing her a new reverence, very wise when the new guy on the block is twice the size of any of you!!
Norman (apologies to Uncle Norman, although you are just as lovely!!)
Maybe she was wrongly sexed and she was always a cockerel, or maybe she really has changed, either way the lovely Nellie is now to be known as Norman and from now on will be referred to as 'he', or 'him'!