Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Princess Curlique Arrives!

Well, after months of waiting and weeks of forlorn calling (for an idea of what this is like, either ask our neighbors or click here: Peacock Calls on YouTube ), Cuppers the Peacock finally has a girlfriend!

The same darling girl, Cindy, who gave us Cupcake, aka Cuppers, has now gifted him with a girl of his own.  Like Cindy's mama peacock, Lady Curlique (that's "Curly Q" for the country minded among us) is a beautiful creamy white with gold, green and black accents.  If only my El Cheapo camera would do her justice....


She's a bit disheveled in this photo after riding in the carrier and is now inspecting the compost area of the run.  Note the delicate turn of foot..... what a princess!

Next was the introductory inspection of each other (see below)... note her polite head turn as she ignores his direct stare...


 Followed by the intoductory waltz...... heads up, heads down, heads up, heads down.....



And ending, so far, with both seeming quite shy but companionable.



Cuppers is much the awkward teenaged boy-on-a-first-date, ducking his head shyly and dashing in every few minutes to check his reflection in the coop mirror.  He fluffs, ducks down shyly and sidles around Lady Q. as she slowly and quietly strolls around the run, checking out the new digs.  She's kept up a low but constand patter of nervous clicks and he occasionally clicks back, but so far he hasn't done much other than looking like a nervous guy on prom night.

Waiting to see how they sort out roosting this evening.....  we are SO thrilled with her arrival. 

Let me tell you, from backyard chicken country... THIS is the Royal Wedding!!

Confetti for everyone! Champagne!
Sybil

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this delightful story. I love it! I'm so happy for Lady Q!! Miss her already though, but she's right where she belongs. Thank you for providing her new castle!!

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  2. Rob has already nicknamed her "Q-Tip". Heaven only knows why, but it cracks me up every time!

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