Our weekend was a bit boring… really, there was nothing to photograph… we had the market on Saturday and then I worked in front of the computer all weekend and yesterday….. so today I decided to give myself a day off
I secretly went out to the country and found Timothy O’s Christmas Gift …..
I went far and wide with plans to find one little young Pekin Bantam for our flock….
… and instead I came home with two… eeekkkk. Everything is better in pairs… right?
They are still a little shy…. I hope they will fit in with the other girls…
This is Bettina, our ‘ragamuffin girl’… she loves her food
(she is on a diet at the moment) and loves to dust bath in flower pots …. she has the largest and loudest set of chicken lungs I have ever heard…. especially at sunrise.
This is Gigi, Bettina’s sister, they look similar, though they are very different… it is all in their little faces…I surprised Timothy O with these two girls for Easter a few years ago (
is there a pattern occuring here?) … Gigi is an emotional chicken… all she wants to do is to be a chicken mum… always clucky…. I had to pull her off her nest for this shot… hence the slightly confused and ruffled look.
This is Nigella who you are probably familiar with… Nigella is… well… a bit special… she is my Elizabeth Taylor as you know… part drama queen, part dreamer. part beauty… she also has nine lives…
This is Coco…. Gigi is Coco’s mother… Coco is French and gorgeous… and she knows it… her little comb sits like a French beret, slightly tilted on her head. Coco has always been particular about things
‘strong willed’ and is the only chicken we have who sneaks upstairs to sit high on furniture. I think she doesn’t realise she is indeed a chicken.
… and here we have two little girls
(three if you include me) sitting in their basket under the Christmas tree listening to Christmas carols waiting for Timothy O to come home soon to say hello…..
What do you think we should name them?
P.S… if you too want Pekin Bantams I know a top man… just email me.