Scientists don’t like to use words like love when describing the relationships animals have. But it’s a word that seems to fit the special relationship that Billy and Imelda have. They spend much of the day together. They aren’t monogamous by any means. But of all the hens, Billy seems to enjoy Imelda’s company most. And Imelda seems to like the attention.
Billy is already five years old, so he may not be around too much longer. I will miss him a great deal when he is eventually no longer around. In the meantime, I get my heart warmed whenever I see Billy and Imelda together. Also see Old Love Birds and Cloud of Dust or The Sex Was Good.