Well, the babies at this age, which is between 10 days and 14 days, are really heavy and chunky and sort of squishy......... They smell like babies........but they aren't really soft and fluffy as their feathers are just coming in and are bristly. I actually sometimes wonder if it bothers them to be held and messed with at this stage. But in about 5 more days........they DO get soft and fluffy..........and squeaky.........I've been looking at these pictures every day (along with the 'We have a special SURPRISE !!' thread ) and just LOVING them all! The set of first pictures you posted today - top right - OMG such personality!! Are the babies as soft, fluffy, and fuzzy as they look in pictures?
Yeah, I was prepared to have to hand raise Skydancers babies. Glad she's behaving herself, so far anyway. I've got to get a picture of a pair of babies over in the Widowhood loft. One is mostly white and the other appears to be a blue grizzle. Will be only the second grizzle I've ever raised.Once again, turning out beautiful little babies, Renee
I'm sort of partial to all the pied/splashed squeakers you have. They're go pretty!
Good luck with the "new" mom. Hopefully this set of young will go a little smoother than last. After ending up so far away, if I were her, I'd like the idea of being safe in the breeding cage
Thank you and I understand completely!!Renee,
They are all so doggone sweet. I can't get enough of the babies and I know it makes working in the loft all that more enjoyable every day. I know most of the people who know me think I'm nuts scraping poop every day for a bunch of pigeons. What they don't know is the pleasure of being in with the birds. Guess only pigeon lovers can understand it. Thank you so much for the pictures.
Here's a picture of part of my first round, out enjoying the sun I guess....how they can sit out there is beyond me. The wind is blowing 20 to 30 miles an hour here today with gusts up to 40, but it's their choice.They are all such precious little bundles, and the last two look like identical twins. They look wonderful with their brand new RED 2008 bands. My baby's band is covered with poop now-that will all come off when he bathes.
Thanks for supplying me with another cuteness overload!!!
I would love to see how the older babies are doing too.
I call them red checks. They are a little different though with the gray/silver color in their feathers.Renee,
The pictures are beautiful. I especially like the last picture of the two(silver, red check, don't know what) that look like twins. Keep the pixs coming it makes life enjoyable.