The Magnificent Seven at 14 days
November 8, 2008 § Leave a comment
Our bubs have hit the two week mark, and all have acquired names. They’re growing like weeds, and change every day. They’re more defined by feathers now, and less by fluff. But we think they’re still gorgeous.
Our third boy has already been introduced to you. Claude (Claudius), with the orange leg ring. He’s still the boldest of the chicks, and still has his twisted toe. (So the name is quite appropriate.) He was 123 g yesterday.
Neroli (green leg-ring) you’ve already met. She’s usually a gram or so behind Princess – 116 g yesterday.
Red leg-ring is our only four-toe. Technically a fault with Dorkings, so she’s certainly not going to be a breeding proposition. But she’s curious and friendly, so she should make a good pet for someone. We’ve named her Sylvie, after a line in a poem by Christopher Meredith (Dr Seuss writes The Thought Fox). She weighed 114 g yesterday.
The littlest chick – 103 g yesterday – is a real sweetie. She’s quite quiet, but likes to come and sit on or near me. Like Poppy she has the yellow leg-ring, so we’ve given her one of the names we (ok, she) considered and rejected for Poppy: Rachel. Someone has to be the littlest. And it certainly didn’t slow Poppy down at all!