The pheasants are beginning to show their secondary sex characteristics, and it makes for a fun evening walking through the pens. The roosters, like this guy, are getting their red eye and cheek patches and laying down their new colored feathers. His white “ring-neck” is just starting to appear as well. I love watching the transformation from fuzzy yellow chick to sleek, ornate beauties.
The boys are also starting to act like boys – strutting and preening and pushing each other around. But the best part is hearing them try to crow when they really haven’t gotten their big boy voices yet. Er-er-er-er-ARRRAQUSAKSEK!