A little off topic but my secondary EE roo was found dead:( No sign of injury or illness. I'm down to one EE roo for 15 hens, as my CL roo has his own pen now. He was the only bird I had from my moms flock:(
So.. I want to see if any of the chicks that hatch for this HAL might be his. He was black barred with tons of red & gold leakage, full on beard / fluffy face. The kids called him the pretty one, so much flashier than the rest of our chickens. Is barring dominant? Can barring be identified at hatch? I think the barring would be the 1st clue if he fathered any. Any tips on identifying any of his chicks? Thanks
I'm sorry you lost the roo.
Ugh, thanks to the rain I had to pull the chicks out of the bator. Windows were fogged up so bad I couldn't even see through them. I had a plastic storage box with a top sitting around, so I'm using that for now. I'll probably cut the middle off the top and add some hardware cloth after it stops raining. For now it's only covering half the top to help keep warmth in.
I hope the rain stops and you humidity comes down.
The contest for guessing how many eggs will hatch is here ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088926/contest-13-guess-how-many-will-hatch-7th-annual-byc-easter-hatchalong/0_50