Since Rosie's grandmother's pink-eyed youngsters seemed to have internal defects and didn't survive, we worried for Rosie's babies. At two weeks of age one pink-eyed baby did die. I expected to lose the other one too, but that was not to be. Here it is with its dark-eyed sibling.
|Pink-eyed baby Bourke in front.|
|Notice that the typical black feathers are gray. |
This bird's "rose" feathers are actually light pink with yellow highlights.
|Bonnie with her single baby. He's very calm and serene. |
A very sweet little bird.
|Can't wait for her to leave the nestbox so I can see what she has |
hidden under her. At least two of her five eggs have hatched.
I hope to trade some baby Bourkes for more Splendids. Ours haven't been productive for quite a while. Rainbow's mate died and he needs a new hen. He is becoming noisy, crying for her. Sad.