Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Cock o' the Walk...Musashi! He is such a beautiful boy. He, like the girls, is as soft as a cloud. His comb and wattles are a deep maroon, with large, brilliant, almost iridescent aqua blue ear flaps. He wears his comb at a rakish angle, much closer to the beak than "standard" roosters. Unlike the downy topknot that the girls wear like a chapeau, he has real feathers on his head, a ruff of long, silky feathers, and true feathers on his tail. He does have formidable spurs tucked in among the feathers on his feet. All the Silkies have black skin, regardless of the color of their feathers. He seems to be a very gentle boy, but he came from a group of males only, and he may become more protective when he realizes that the harem is his...all his! I think I will miss it when Yuki does her come-hither squat for someone else.