There's Cactus - who is a Clydesdale cross. He's only 2.
Usually he's in another paddock but Richard was working in this one so had him here for company. He's in the process of getting one of our larger yards cleared so he can use it for schooling Cactus.
And this is his dog - she is the most affectionate wee thing and so well behaved.
Finally some of our own additions.
This is Conchita, one of the new Araucanas. They settled in perfectly. The putting them in their own wee house with run, inside the huge run always works perfectly. A few days for the other chickens to get used to them and that's all it takes. No fighting.
Conchita is actually by far the smaller of the two. And shes still very moulty!
Consuela is much bigger and is almost through her moult. But she wouldn't keep still. I have to say my 5 black araucanas
(and to a much lesser extent these 2) are the flightiest, most timid, chooks I have ever had. My bigger breed ones are much more placid and friendly.
And finally this is George. He is actually one of the wee chicks that were hatched at the beginning of November. He's grown somewhat! George is a mixter maxter but the 5 girls that came from this hatching are all absolutely identical except one who has a brown neck. They are pitch black and all look exactly like black araucanas. They're not laying yet, but are beginning to get a bit of colour in their faces so you never know...
Pretty much all my older chickens are going through their moult just now. This is what a silver wyandottes bottom looks like! Joking aside, I'll have to keep an eye on her, it's the perfect target for the others to peck. If she goes completely bald there I may put her in her own house for a few days, for safety.