09/05/2012 at 03:00 PM EDT
This is cuteness gone over the top ... hat.
As if fluffy, feathery baby chicks weren't precious enough on their own, photographer Julie Persons
has made her birdie friends even more adorable by dressing them up with tiny hats.
From crowns to scarves to bowlers, Persons accessorizes her chickens with the teeniest millinery.
It all started when Persons's 8-year-old daughter, Ruby, started putting hats on the little birds and mom Julie snapped away. Now, Ruby is known as the "chick whisperer," and it's clear to see why.
Click through the slideshow above to see more amazing chicks in hats.