I’m not sure if this is Mip or Pip, but yesterday my daughter found a fun way to tell them apart. Whilst sitting down and having a little chat with both birds, she discovered one says ‘poopy’ over and over again. Perhaps a name change is in order?
This gorgeous girl is a Dutch partridge bantam. We picked her up from a lovely breeder in the village next to ours today. We’ve named her Violet. We also brought home two of her ‘sisters’ — beautiful black Barbu d’Anvers Belgian bantams. These two are impossible to tell apart, so we’ve decided to call them Mip & Pip. Hopefully the names are close enough so that neither takes offence if we mistake one for the other.