My lovely flock

I spent a bit of time outside yesterday visiting with my lovely flock. Even the babies are getting quite grown up – in fact I have a hard time telling my late summer chicks from the early summer chicks. I think the early summer chicks have started laying, so I guess I should call them hens now 🙂
My young rooster is one of the buff and gold chicks. He’s too young to perform any rooster-ly duties yet, but soon. I’m hoping I’ll be able to produce a line of blue/buff chickens, but it’s my first time experimenting with breeding, so we’ll see.
He’s a pretty boy, I think he’ll really look nice when he gets his tail in. 
The girls are all looking fat & fluffy
Sunny days are perfect for a bit of primping and preening!
This is the other baby roo, he is sort of blue and buff, but he has a black tail. 
All my mix girls are either blue/buff or black/buff, and I have to say that’s a pretty striking combination as well.
Here are two of my old buff hens. Look at the difference in the color of their combs. The bright red girl is laying, and pale pink girl has retired.
And this older girl grew in her feathers in a mottled pattern. She was solid before!
They all seem happy, that’s all that matters.

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