Winky. Winky is a pure bred pekin hen. Now unlike the faverolles, the pekin eggs hatched out wonderfully - 75% which adds further evidence to my theory that air travel does not do fertile eggs any good at all. One of Winky's eyes was stuck closed after she hatched, which explains the name. Nothing that a deft touch with a wet cotton bud couldnt fix. She is all good now.
Here is a shot of Miss Quentin and Annie Clare. Winky and Big Fella are hiding on the left.
And here is Camilla. The only chicken on the block who is actually laying. Everyone else is either too old, too fluffy or too young.
For example, dear old Charlotte here, is WAY too old to lay eggs anymore, but she has very important jobs like pooping in the garden and marching inside to steal the cat food and entertaining our guests by jumping up on the outdoor table to see what is for lunch. Charlotte loves BBQs.
Well, thats it for chooks. Perhaps ducks next?