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:

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.

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


The comb is much, much more pronounced than his momma’s ever was at that age.
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?

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!