All except for Pip, for is in his mid-20 weeks range now.
Since mid-week, he’s been trying to crow.
Since the first time I heard it, I’ve been trying to get a video of it for you all.
Jack is not cooperating and in fact, shuts up as soon as I turn on the phone.
He is a stinker.
Yesterday, however, his pathetic attempts at a crow drew the attention of our big rooster, Double Dots. Dots has been contending with Pip (his son), for months now, but hasn’t paid much attention to the babies.
Black Jack’s crow, however broken and misformed it is, was taken as a challenge. Dots burst into the coop and met the challenge with a hearty Rr-Rr-Rr of his own.
Jack croaked back.
Another Rr-Rr-Rr from Dots.
They challenged each other two more times before Dots bugled out three Rr-Rr-Rr’s in quick succession.
Poor little Jackie wasn’t sure what to say, so he went to the back of the grow-up coop and laid down.
Dots buck-bucked and went back outside, still content to be king of the flock.
I am still trying to get Black Jack’s “crow” on record, but he only does it when I am not prepared.
Life is good.