Pavelle’s Littles on their Own

While I was away having my surgery and recuperating, Pavelle finally decided to go back to Hen Things and leave her little not-so-littles to their own devices.

I have not seen them much since my surgery because I was still really, really sore.   But now that I’m able to look at them and take pictures of them.   I have plenty, because I want to take a stab at Hen or Roo.

First, here are the group shots, because they hang around a LOT together.

Now here are the individual pics:

img_3051
Feather Butt, who still has tiny tufts of feathers on his/her legs.  Also, LOOK!   FF is growing CHEEKS!  Like Pavelle’s fluffy cheeks!

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking rooster for this little one, but after a week+ of growth and not seeing them… I’m seeing more of a little pullet in Feather Butt’s mannerisms now. Also, her comb is smaller than Mini-Pav’s (which you will see soon) and reminds me more of Pavelle as a young hen.

img_3035
Mini-Pav is looking a lot like a little roo.

Mini-

img_3039
The comb is much, much more pronounced than his momma’s ever was at that age.
img_3034
And here he(she) is standing tall and at attention while the others scurry off because I scared them?  Also – wattles!!!!!

Yeah, I am thinking Mini-Pav is a little roo. What do you all think?

img_3053
Eggy, the little part EE part Felix-spawn

The EE part of Eggy’s heritage is going to be hard to tell. Right now, Eggy has little-to-no comb.  No wattles.  No cheeks.

She reminds me a lot of Padme at that age, which is why I’m hoping she is a little girl.  But then again, I thought LUKE was a little Leia for a while, too.

So, what do we think readers?  Wanna play a nail-biting game of Hen or Roo with the babies?  They are 7 1/2 weeks now.

 

 

Five Weeks Old, so What Are We?

OMG! A week-aversary post that’s actually on time!!!

Buff Orpington Chicks - 5 Weeks Old
Buff Orpington Chicks – 5 Weeks Old

The babies

Black Australorp chicks - 5 weeks old
Black Australorp chicks – 5 weeks old

These Littles will all be moving up to a bigger ‘grow up’ coop soon (hopefully by next Saturday.  Today, I thought we’d play a little game of “Hen or Roo.”  i took the best pics I could given I was the only one around this morning to take them, and the chicks were lively.

Leave a comment and tell me what you think they are, little hen, or little roo?  Personally, I think #1 is kind of obvious.

Australorps – 5 Weeks – Hen or Roo?  

Buff Orpington – 5 Weeks – Hen or Roo?

Leave your guesses in the comments.  The answers will be revealed as soon as I figure it out myself!