Monday, 18 August 2014

Cayugas

Two beautiful iridescent green Cayuga ducks
And two cream legbar pullets arrived today
More waifs and strays

When I out delivering eggs, I saw a sprightly Auntie Gladys
sweeping fallen leaves out of her yard
She passed me a couple of scones and in her sing song voice
declared the Flower Show
" The best one we've ever had"
" mind you" she added as she swept away with her broom
" I went to bed at 6 o'clock afterwards
I was buggered!"

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  1. More eggs for John.

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  2. awww! and much better looking than muscovies!

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    1. Carol, they are tiny and truly pretty little ducks

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  3. You're a sucker for a stray. WELL DONE.

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  4. They're lovely. Look there's a play abut you
    http://oughttobeclowns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/review-picture-of-john-gray-old-red-lion.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ThereOughtToBeClowns+%28There+Ought+To+Be+Clowns%29

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    1. Ohh err
      Not quite the " john Gray" we Ll know and love eh?

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  5. They 'heard' about your village John! And they finally made it there!! Word's out on you fella!

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  6. Just googled them. Awesome. And cute!

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    1. Jess..arnt they just?
      New York ducks!

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  7. Yeah... word does get around. Hoping you get some good sleep!

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    1. Sleep? Hummmm yes ....so ....do....I

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  8. I used to have a trio of Cayugas - they had white pom poms on top of their noggins - delightful - until a fox decided to bite their heads off - not so beautiful.

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    1. That short sentence had everything in it..... Pathos, happiness and disaster

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  9. Aren't they beauties? (ref the ducks - and assuming they both look alike.)

    You might have capped Auntie Gladys' final remark by asking "By whom?"

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  10. Auntie Gladys is pure brilliance.

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    1. She looked less frail today than she did at the flower show

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  11. So elegantly put by Auntie Gladys!

    Very pretty ducks; they will lend cachet to the animal collective.

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  12. My mother in law always said "wear out, don't rust out" - seems Auntie Glad agrees with her!

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    1. Charlotte I like your mil 's phrase and shall use it

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  13. Auntie Gladys sounds like a remarkable woman.

    I hope we see more photos of the newcomers; that shot is priceless!

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  14. What a beautiful duck ! I have never seen one like this.
    When possible can you take some photos of them.
    The photo is so charming, new duck(s) new home and new lovely life.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Gayle I will photo them tomorrow up close

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    2. I meant to say lucky new duck(s)

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  15. Love the newcomers John - and love Aunt Gladys too - would love to meet her (and you too for that matter).

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  16. Please let us know what you've named the newcomers. And bless, Auntie Glad; does she have any idea that she is an internet star?

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    1. Megan.... She is fully aware and misses nothing .....
      When tom gowans visited me ( he's hippo on the lawn) we went to see gladys... Who took the fact that a man she didn't know from Angola but knew all about her was sat in her front room!

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  17. Lovely ducks, Cayugas. Lay near black eggs when they're young - that'll freak a few people out, but will be great come Halloween.

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  18. It's outrageous! Who on earth buggered Aunt Gladys? Surely folk should have more respect for their elders!

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  19. Those waifs and strays have come to their forever home. I hope that Auntie Gladys recovered quickly.

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  20. What an odd-looking duck! Btw, the meeting went well but I fear we're all doomed!

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    1. Said in a dad's army accent no doubt x

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  21. Pretty little ducks! Do you still have those wacky runner ducks?

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    1. Just three left now Terry..and all three are still mad as a box of frogs x

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  22. More colour to the flock!
    " of the 3 hens I have are crested cream Legbars, their crests look like ill-fitting 'syrups'! (Del Boy speak for 'Syrup of figs' = Wigs!)
    Definately got to visit Trelawnyd now! xx

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  23. Should have read 2 of the 3 hens.....

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  24. Love your Auntie Gladys. To get her scones would be a great honor.

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