I can’t help but smile at this young lady. She is a bantam so she’s quite small, light and easy to hold.
Speckle has the most amazing feathers on her feet which fan out. She is about 8 months old. She has started laying but isn’t proving to the best of layers. I’ve never owned a bantam that has been such a poor layer but she makes up for it in character. I am hoping though that the egg production picks up around February time as we’ve found out in the past.
I can imagine Speckle being a lady who’d love to go out for a coffee, she’s very sociable and loves to know what’s going on around her.
This is Sophie (another bantam), we bought her at the same time as Speckle and they’re around the same age.
She too has feathers on her feet and she isn’t amused when they get wet.
I’m afraid she wasn’t in the mood to have her photo taken and kept running off.
Sophie has turned out to be a real broody hen. I’ve lost count of the number of times she’s done this in the short time she’s been here. She’d probably make a great mum but we’ve not got a cockerel and for the moment I’m quite happy without one.