Reg. Shetlands and Purebred Cochin Bantams

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lambs Chicks and Crocus Flowers

I have had quite the eventful week! The first thing of notice is that the crocus flowers have finally bloomed, bringing a splash of color into the drab landscape. Its nice to see the weather finally getting warmer and signs of permanent spring arrive.

Our chicks also arrive this Monday! They are a lively group of birds of all different sizes and kinds. We got around 17, including two standards (who tower above the bantams), and a new breed that I am very excited to watch grow.

Black Tailed buff Japanese Bantam 

Blue Silkie

Golden Laced Polish

Today, Minnie finally lambed! She had two beautiful ram lambs, one of which is a gulmoget and the other looks to be a black and white HST. I got to watch the birth again and it was magical. Although I was hoping for at least one ewe lamb out of Minnie, I am still waiting for Izzy to lamb.  
Elmer trying to get up!
Elmer is on the left and Calvin is on the right

In other news, Bea's ram lambs are doing wonderful! They are growing like crazy and enjoying being part of the whole flock :)