These cute little birdies are Royal Purple Guinea Fowl Keets.
These little guys are lightning fast. Guinea Fowl are probably the second best watch animals from what I'm told. Pea Fowl are supposedly the best. I do know that Guineas are very skittish birds. The keets make baby chicks look like stoners in comparison. For keets every event is "The sky is falling". As babies they can be incredibly loud when they aren't happy, somewhere in the neighborhood of twice as loud as baby chicks.
This is what they are supposed to look like once they get their adult feathers. I didn't realize that Guinea Fowl came in so many color variations. Since purple is my favorite color, I chose this variety.
This cute little dynamic duo is Link and Zelda. They are Brown Caramel Pygmy Goats. They are brother and sister and are about eight weeks old in this picture. Zelda is a screamer. She bleats constantly and pretty much at maximum volume until she gets what she wants. She is terrified of people and very fleet of foot. She is nearly impossible to catch. Link could not be more opposite. He rarely bleats and if he does, it is usually very softly. He is so sweet and friendly. If you sit on the ground, he will climb into your lap to be held and petted. I can't imagine a sweeter animal.
Here is Little Mama, a Grey Agouti Pygmy Goat showing off her Easter bonnet. It is part of her spring collection and available at fine grocery stores nation wide.
This blue-eyed little charmer is Blinky. He has the classic Grey Agouti coat, but I'm not sure if that black mask of his would disqualify him in the show ring. But with such beautiful blue eyes, who cares. He is a newcomer to the herd, but gets along well with the others. He doesn't pester the does too much, but he is still young. Here he is on tether enjoying his favorite blackberry briars.
Here is Little Baby Goat since renamed Kika. Kika means corn nuts in Spanish, and boy is she nuts for corn. She is your best friend as long as there are treats to be had. Kika is a Grey Agouti Pygmy Goat. Her playmate is Lambeau. He is a bottle fed bummer lamb. He is a Gulf Coast Native Sheep. He was born premature and his mother would not nurse him, so it was up to us to become his surrogate mom. He bonded with us completely. He has no use for any four-legged creature with the possible exception of Kika with whom he loves to play king of the dirt pile.