Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lutino Bourke Hen and Potential Rubino Mate

Life has been pretty hectic for us lately, so I've not posted as often as I'd like to. The photo below is of our lovely new Lutino Bourke hen. She's destined (I hope) to become a mate for our tame Rubino, called Sweetheart. He is a sweetheart too, shown in lower right. He has a bit of pale yellow on wings and tail. Both have red eyes.

It will be fun to see what they produce. Although Sweetheart was hatched in 2011, this hen only hatched last July. So, it will be another year before we provide them with a nest box. We don't want to encourage breeding while she's too young and risk egg binding.

Aren't they a pretty couple?

Peace & Blessings.

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