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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Ugly duckling?

The Gang of Fifteen, 
are now mixing it with the big girls.  
They are fending for themselves
and their mother has resigned from her position.

Fourteen have enough feathers,
to look like miniature chooks now.

Then there is the ugly chickling.

I thought it might just have been a day or two
behind its siblings. 
But the difference is greater than that.

It is much smaller and its feathering is poor.
Maybe this is what comes of your mother
reproducing with your grandfather. 

'I'm a swan, I tell you...A SWAN!'


  1. You could knit a jumper for it or better still make a jacket out of your feather boa.

  2. Only time will tell but the 'ugly duckling' might turn out to be a unique looking 'swan' eventually :)

  3. just you wait it will be the most beautiful bird

  4. Oh poor little chick.
    I hope it does grow up to be the prettiest, strongest of them all.

  5. She may end up the most beautiful Hazel.....

  6. Awwwwwwwwww HOW GORGEOUS!!!! That is so absolutely adorable watching them all together. The heart swells.

    Btw it's me, Mrs Bok, I don't know why I sometimes show up as my other name since I created the second blog *confusing*

  7. Very cute, I have read that boy plymouth rocks are slower at feathering than girls, and I have found that to be the case when I have had baby plymouth rocks..perhaps a little rooster?? Deb


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