Jack the Lavender Pekin Bantam youngster is now well on his way to becoming a man, well a chickeny man ;-)
He is now almost five months old and it's becoming more and more obvious that he knows he is the man of the flock since Caldwell's death a couple of months ago. His comb is bright red and growing more impressive with each passing week. He struts around, walking the manly chickeny walk that only a cockerel proud in his feathers can get away with.
Someday soon I think he'll be managing his first morning wake up 'cock a doodle do'.
You can see in comparison the hardly visible pale pink comb and wattles on his sister Jill, seen here eating her breakfast this morning with their Mum, Mother Goose.
He's been getting a bit stroppy this last week or so, obviously male hormones are flooding through his little body making him want to stand up to everyone that comes close. It doesn't worry me at all it just means that he gets picked up all the more and cuddled at every opportunity. I have to show him who's the real boss .... but in the nicest possible way.
And of course I would never give away his little secret .... that every night he sits close to his sister and Mum, and they cuddle the night away together.