Well, well, well. I think that Muscovy duck babies are the fastest growing things on earth. The pictures of the young ducks are the same age as the pictures of a few of the young turkey poults. The ducks appear almost full grown, the turkeys have months to go before they look like adults.
There are 9 ducklings. Of those 9, there are 8 drakes and one duck. The duck is pure white, the drakes are many colours, including one that is pure white except for a bit of a black cap on his head. Oh they are beauties.
We have baby Muscovy ducks coming out our ears and more to come, eeeks!!! Cookie is sitting on 20 eggs, hers should hatch in a couple of weeks. About 36 in the incubator, I have lost count of those, due to hatch on Saturday and about 30 more that I put in the incubator the night before last. Not sure what we are going to do with all of them, hee, hee. Anyone want ducks?
Now the turkey poults, they are the ugliest things that I have ever seen. They will grow up to be beautiful, but they are not the nicest looking bird for surely, and the squeaks and squeals that they make make ya shiver. They are so noisy and loud, and man, I can hear them squeaking all the way up to my house when they can't find their mother, the one that is not brooding on eggs, if she is not in their sight. Very dumb birds, I must say.
Enjoy these pictures, and have the most wonderful and beautiful day, lovin' and livin' our lives like there was no tomorrow. Cindi
Faya and her babies
The poults and mamma having a dust bath on the chicken hill.
The chicken that was born with the turkey babies, still thinks it is a turkey, but has passed on by with its size, looking off into the wild blue yonder.....
A couple of the poults
And lastly, Creekity Creek. A rose comb Banty. I think I have identified his breed, he is a Belgium Quail Banty. He is a friendly dude, he hangs out, loves our place and loves to fly up on things to make his rooster call. I think it gives him power to be up high to crow, his crow is certainly not the gargantuous one that Roquefort and Antonio have, he must do something to make himself known and heard, hee, hee. He must have mated with one of the great big brown hens, because one of the eggs that hatched out of the big brown chicken eggs in the incubator was small and a black coloured chick, it always was smaller and is still smaller. I know that I didn't put any Banty size eggs in there, so it will be interesting to see what the adult bird looks like, hee, hee. Beauty.