Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hector junior



We'd like to introduce you to the newest charmer in the chicken yard: Hector Junior. Yes, this eight-week cockerel is the love child of either Gertie or Alice. We're not sure. But there's no doubt about his papa: this young fellow is the spitting image of Hector, right down to his sweet, gregarious charm.

He's a big fella, this boy. Tall and long-legged, just like his dad. But because he's hanging out with his peers he's not the bottom of the chicken-status totem pole, like Hector was when he joined us. Instead, he's the biggest, handsomest, fastest boy of the bunch. Just look at that red comb and those wattles - and he's only eight weeks old!

But, just like his papa, he hasn't let his good looks and big size go to his head. He's a curious, calm, sweet boy, with chicken mannerisms that are so like Hector's we are agog, daily.

After losing Gertie so suddenly, it feels wonderful to welcome the next generation to the barnyard.

7 comments:

jeanives said...

Aren't genetics absolutely astonishing...
And the sun is obviously out by the photo. Here in Halifax this week we've had rain rain and more rain with a side dish of howling wind.

Flartus said...

Ah, the calm friendliness of hand-reared chickens.

Rae said...

Holy cow! He IS a big boy! And so handsome!

Doc said...

What a stunner! Do your papa proud Hector junior. It is a shame we don't live closer as we would be thrilled to have some Hector offspring. It is good to hear that the calm mannerisms carry through.

Paula said...

Very cool that he is just like Hector. Do you just call him junior?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

They say that the next generation is an improvement over the one before, and this just goes to show you that this is true! :-)

Joleen said...

Handsome boy!

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