One of the mini-Nubian and angora cross young goats. What eyelashes!
Blue faced Leicester ewe.
A broody hen!
Petunia the senior ewe.
Maple, the angora rabbit.
It's interesting to me to note how most of my animals have their eyes positioned on the sides of their heads, rather than in front, like human eyes. This means that they have a much wider field of vision, but I believe it also means that they don't see terribly well directly in front of them. So how does their brain process what they see? Does it produce a combined picture with a "blank" in the middle (i.e. directly forward)? Does it produce two images that they "view" separately in their mind?
A Pekin duck.
Lovely llama lady!
Miss Marshmallow, of course.
Easter egger hen.
Who sees in colour? Who sees in black and white? Do they perceive colours the same way I do? What does a sheep see when it looks at a yellow dandelion? What does a chicken see when it looks at another chicken? Does a white chicken know that a brown chicken is different from itself? I do believe that animals can identify eyes in other species. Chickens have a tendency to stare at my eyes, which sometimes makes me nervous because I think they might peck at them. Do they look at them because they are shiny? because they have small movements? because they can tell I am looking back at them?
Blue-faced Leicester - Polypay cross lamb.
Blue-faced Leicester ewe. They have a habit of looking surprised!
Olwyn, the blue-faced Leicester lamb.
Young light Brahma chick.
Who are you calling chicken?
Finally one of my favourites - Lotus the Nigerian dwarf goat.