Apricot has always been a bit of a loner. Part of that may be because she is so firmly at the bottom of the pecking order and we previously had an odd number of seramas. Since losing Rusty the flock dynamics have subtly changed.
Freckles has taken to perching next to Apricot. Only during the day though. At bedtime Freckles remains on the perch that was her’s and Rusty’s.
It has made me decide that in future I will add even numbers. I was thinking of adding two more seramas in spring if my breeder has more. I am now thinking that I may add four.
Now that we only have two bigger girls our run has plenty of space for a larger number of seramas. I also think adding four new girls to an existing four may make integration easier as they will be more balanced. Of course I could be wrong and it also all depends on whether Dave has more girls in spring.
I would also like more silky feathered girls as sadly I have now lost three silky feathered girls altogether and now only have Apricot left.
I really hope my breeder has more in spring because the flock feels small without Rusty. She has left a big gap for such a little girl!