Hey everybody, this is the continuation of the the Fingers Crossed thread. As of today there are four bubs! They are all Dude and Olive's because Anna's eggs were infertile. However, to keep her in the "mom mood" and give Olive a break, I'm having Anna foster two bubs. If all Olive's eggs hatch, there will be six bubs.
I have taken some pictures, but I'm swamped right now, and I'll post them in age order when things calm down a bit.
Five babies! AND I have pics for you...a lot of pics. Be happy! This first pic is the first two babies to hatch, and was taken around the time I did the first post. And here are the pics I took today...
Here is the helper Mom, Anna, who is taking care of two bubs, and wants me to leave. And here is the real Mom, Olive, before I cleaned out the nestbox, so please excuse the mess!
The Dad is Dude. He is the one you corrected me on...the YFT2 skyblue. Here is the pic I posted on the other thread. Sorry about the repeat, but he doesn't like getting his picture taken. (Dude's on the left, but you already knew that... )
Oh man... sorry it has been so long since an update! Had a bit of a fiasco with the foster mum pulling feathers out, but they seem to have recovered. They're looking lovely and seem healthy! It's late tonight, I'm taking pics tomorrow for sure. I'm going out of town for the weekend, (early tomorrow), so I will post them on Monday. Promise!
Glad you like them! I have to say that I'm very pleased with all of them, but the violet is my favorite. Only just now out of the nestbox and already almost bigger than mom! (excuse the gushing, I'm just thrilled that they're doing well The picture doesn't show him very well, but he isn't quite accustomed to the camera yet.