wings and things

My baby chick becomes a show-off!

on November 25, 2013


This is Gutsy9 flaunting her unusual feathers today. She is ‘pied’ – half blue and half white. We still don’t know who her parents are exactly because we have too many peas (three whites and 12 blues) and none of them wanted her so she was mine from day 1. (Previous posts describe this).

Peafowl are tactile defensive (they don’t like being touched) but they will take bread or any other tidbits from your hand if you are patient. G9, having been hand-raised by me, is unusual in this respect. For example, today, she came up to me when I was hanging out the washing and she sort of purred until I reached down to stroke her neck and every time I stopped, she chased me for more.

Happy birthday Gutsy9!

36 responses to “My baby chick becomes a show-off!

  1. elizabeth says:

    Wow, can’t believe how big, and beautiful she has become. Happy birthday Gutsy9 ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Terry says:

    Happy birthday beautiful Gutsy!!!!!!

  3. bulldog says:

    I knew you had a survivor in Gusty9… what a wonderful experience that the bird still sees you as a companion… love it…

    • jmgoyder says:

      It’s great now I don’t have to worry so much – the other peas see her as a kind of leader and she can fly up to the trees if a fox or one of our dogs tries to attack.

  4. Happy Birthday Gutsy-9, you are so beautiful! You’re such a good girl to your “Mom” ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. it has been so wonderful to follow her journey to becoming who she was meant to be. how special that you were able to help her reach that point. hope your two-legged is reaching his full potential.

  6. Happy Birthday! That time has flown quickly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Happy Birthday Gutsy9! So special in so many ways ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. I thought of you and your beautiful fowl when I was taking pics of peacocks at the LA Arboretum. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. You’re an awesome Pea-Mom!

  10. ytaba36 says:

    So, you have a sort of “peacat” then! You’re her mom, that’s for sure.

  11. She has become such a pretty bird and me thinks she will always have a soft spot for you and enjoy a pat from you

  12. Awww, sweet birthday girl, happy day G9. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. What a glorious bird! I’m so happy she has lived up to her name!

  14. Rhonda says:

    You go girl! Happy Bird-day Gutsy9 ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Gutsy is a perfect name ๐Ÿ™‚

    But they were born to be show-offsโ€ฆ no wonder they do it so well.

  16. It’s incredible what happens when you show a little love. Glad Gutsy has grown into such a sweet little thing.

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