And now for the cutest page of the whole gallery. There were many awesome animals at Ballenberg.
Gallery: June 1–3 — Ballenberg animals
Look how puffy these chickens are! The one on the left looks like a Tribble.
Awwww you're so adorable.
The watchman, poised for action.
That's a pretty cool crest.
These two always strike me as being like a couple of highly mannered 18th-century characters such as you might find illustrations of — a Dandy and an Odalisque. Look at the Dandy's impossibly fancy balance and at how the Odalisque languidly luxuriates. They're a wonderful pair.
This shot is like a still from a 1990s public-access TV interview with a local artist where they got all excited about jumpy, jaunty camera effects. Except that the local artist is a rooster.
Here he is walking to the studio. What's he been working on lately? Stay tuned!
Budgies. The pugs of the small domestic bird world. (That is a compliment, not a slight.) Except they lack a licking problem in most cases.
Whoa what's going on outside? Let me crane my neck to see. As much as I can. I am but a rabbit.
Are those... red horns???