Tiny chicks from one of the UK’s smallest breeds have been exploring a spooky pumpkin patch in West Lothian.
The ten-day-old Sebright Bantams chickens were snapped at Almond Valley Heritage Centre on Monday.
The golf ball sized chicks have a distinctive laced plumage and will only grow to weigh around 600g.
Sebright Bantams are one of the smallest breeds of native chickens in the UK and the oldest known Bantam breed, dating back 200 years.
Farm manager, Craig Holmes, 33, was delighted when the three rare chicks were born early this month and said they will join the six adult birds housed at the wildlife centre.
Craig said: “Sebright Bantams are one of the smallest breeds of native chickens in the UK and the oldest known Bantam.
“They are rare and only really kept as hobby birds rather than commercial chickens.
“We have three ten-day-old chicks and six adult birds.
“The chicks are tiny, they were only about the size of a golf ball when they hatched.
“We don’t know the sex of the birds yet, but the males grow to around 600g and females weigh around 500g.”
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