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Light pink is def a boy. Faint head spot?


How amazing these pictures ARE can only be appreciated if you open it in another tab (or window depending on your OS I'm sure)--- I can see every little dot of down on that top pict around the eye. And the color is so appealing too.  

 

Yes, I think that there is a lighter area on the back of the head...and if it IS  that is an indicator of barring, then you have a single barred Isabel male.  

:woot

 

Was digging in the yard today -- planted daylilies and in one spot dug up a Beauty berry bush. - For those of you in the south who have them...- Did you know chickens LOVE Beauty Berries -- and that humans can eat them too?  They have a very mild flavor - like banana custard or something.  So now I don't hate them as much as I once did.  They would take over every inch of this land if I let them I think -- it must be a perfect paradise for them.  The digging up to a solid hour -- and at one point the tap root the depth of the shovel blade was as big around as my forearm -- not to mention the  side roots.    Did that instead of anything chicken-related for the thread.  

 

Love your pictures!  

Everyone who is contributing -- thanks a million!

:hugs


Oh, wow - I have a Beauty Berry that's trying to take over the house - I'll make sure to collect and feed them to the chickens (the wild birds like them as well). Maybe I'll plant some in the paddocks for shade and yummies...

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A couple of my F1 chicks.
These two are from an isabel rooster over cuckoo hens so theyre sex linked.
One male and one female. You can see the head spot on the male and the barring coming in on his wings.
English orpingtons... Blue, black and chocolate
Leghorns... White, lt brown, dk brown, silver, isabella, cuckoo, black, exchequer, mille fleur, buff, black tailed red and about another dozen projects.
coronation sussex, modern game bantams, marans, and a few other breeds.
Ducks... Calls, crested, anconas and muscovy.
Geese... White and brown chinese. Turkeys... Blue slate
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English orpingtons... Blue, black and chocolate
Leghorns... White, lt brown, dk brown, silver, isabella, cuckoo, black, exchequer, mille fleur, buff, black tailed red and about another dozen projects.
coronation sussex, modern game bantams, marans, and a few other breeds.
Ducks... Calls, crested, anconas and muscovy.
Geese... White and brown chinese. Turkeys... Blue slate
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Love these chicks!  How great that you can autosex.  That is my hope for the next generation of mine for at least some of them. It's going to be so exciting to see how these chicks grow out.  And CJWaldon also has autosexing and CampingShaws is on the way there -- (me too)

 

ETA - it's the male that has the faint lighter coloration right beside the eye, right? First and second picture on the right and third picture on the left.  This is something I have been noticing.  It's very visible here, and pretty visible on splits and really 'you have to know what you are looking for' on the lav-isabel to find it. 

Good post. 


Edited by ChicKat - 4/24/17 at 6:38am

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BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

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Love these chicks!  How great that you can autosex.  That is my hope for the next generation of mine for at least some of them. It's going to be so exciting to see how these chicks grow out.  And CJWaldon also has autosexing and CampingShaws is on the way there -- (me too)

ETA - it's the male that has the faint lighter coloration right beside the eye, right? First and second picture on the right and third picture on the left.  This is something I have been noticing.  It's very visible here, and pretty visible on splits and really 'you have to know what you are looking for' on the lav-isabel to find it. 
Good post. 

Correct on which is the male.
These are just sex linked since the hens are barred.
Ive got two pens set up. One is an isabel rooster over cuckoo hens and the other is cuckoo rooster over isabel hens.
Ive hatched some from the other pen and theyre all barred because of the cuckoo rooster. These are the first ones I hatched from this pen and I almost forgot that they would be sex linked until I pulled them out to go to the brooder.
These are F1s. My next round should have me where you are. Some isabels some splits some barred some not and a chance at some double barred males.
Then I should be set on the autosexing.
Its exciting to see the small differences in the chicks.
My isabels are gold based wild type and the cuckoos are silver based extended black. So in theory the extended black should over ride and cover the wild type and the gold or silver base producing black chicks and black barred chicks. I should get silver, gold and silver/gold chicks. The silver is supposed to cover the gold in the silver/gold chicks so I should be getting a lot more silver based then gold based. Ive crossed them before and the splits never looked exactly silver to me.
These are all coming out with hints of the wild type pattern and hints of brown from the gold base.
I love breeding projects. You can read and learn about genetics till the end of time then you can do hands on breeding and find out how things dont always follow the rules and really learn about genetics.
Edited by The Moonshiner - 4/24/17 at 7:59am
English orpingtons... Blue, black and chocolate
Leghorns... White, lt brown, dk brown, silver, isabella, cuckoo, black, exchequer, mille fleur, buff, black tailed red and about another dozen projects.
coronation sussex, modern game bantams, marans, and a few other breeds.
Ducks... Calls, crested, anconas and muscovy.
Geese... White and brown chinese. Turkeys... Blue slate
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English orpingtons... Blue, black and chocolate
Leghorns... White, lt brown, dk brown, silver, isabella, cuckoo, black, exchequer, mille fleur, buff, black tailed red and about another dozen projects.
coronation sussex, modern game bantams, marans, and a few other breeds.
Ducks... Calls, crested, anconas and muscovy.
Geese... White and brown chinese. Turkeys... Blue slate
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The heat bulb in the brooder blew sometime yesterday, and in tending some fresh littles and trying to arrange prices/pickup for some hona culls (in addition to supper and family whatnots) I totally forgot. It was warm yesterday, but down in the lower 50s overnight on the heels of a front that stormed through. I didn't remember til this morning when they were dark and quiet.

And alive! Not a single casualty. Thank goodness for strong hearty stock!
There is no more faithful friend than a slightly hungry chicken.

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The heat bulb in the brooder blew sometime yesterday, and in tending some fresh littles and trying to arrange prices/pickup for some hona culls (in addition to supper and family whatnots) I totally forgot. It was warm yesterday, but down in the lower 50s overnight on the heels of a front that stormed through. I didn't remember til this morning when they were dark and quiet.

And alive! Not a single casualty. Thank goodness for strong hearty stock!

So happy that they are O.K. -- That is good news!   What ages are the chicks and how many?  One reason I ask is that I took 14 Easter chicks to the local feed store, and I don't think that they put the chicks on a heat lamp.  :O(  -- I wonder if they lived long enough for him to get them out to people.......

 

How great to hear good news from something that could have been bad news.

 

I'm under-water occupied trying to get some time-sensitive things accomplished and have a strict - no internet rule (which I break at least daily) --- I will be back with pictures and things --soooooooooooooooooon.    Today is another hatch day.

:ep 

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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The heat bulb in the brooder blew sometime yesterday, and in tending some fresh littles and trying to arrange prices/pickup for some hona culls (in addition to supper and family whatnots) I totally forgot. It was warm yesterday, but down in the lower 50s overnight on the heels of a front that stormed through. I didn't remember til this morning when they were dark and quiet.


And alive! Not a single casualty. Thank goodness for strong hearty stock!
So happy that they are O.K. -- That is good news!   What ages are the chicks and how many?  One reason I ask is that I took 14 Easter chicks to the local feed store, and I don't think that they put the chicks on a heat lamp.  :O(  -- I wonder if they lived long enough for him to get them out to people.......

How great to hear good news from something that could have been bad news.

I'm under-water occupied trying to get some time-sensitive things accomplished and have a strict - no internet rule (which I break at least daily) --- I will be back with pictures and things --soooooooooooooooooon.    Today is another hatch day.
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They are almost 3-weeks, 15-16 of them. The bigger isabels were on the outside of the huddle, on top of all the others. I was afraid the much smaller EE chicks were smothered, but once I got heat on them they all perked right up. They weren't totally without heat, because the neighboring brooder has a big red lamp. But I doubt they got very much hear from that.
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They are almost 3-weeks, 15-16 of them. The bigger isabels were on the outside of the huddle, on top of all the others. I was afraid the much smaller EE chicks were smothered, but once I got heat on them they all perked right up. They weren't totally without heat, because the neighboring brooder has a big red lamp. But I doubt they got very much hear from that.

I think that the number helps -- I suppose that is why hatcheries always had a minimum order of 25-chicks -- so they could keep each other warm.  And the temps have been surprisingly cool lately - it was 44-degrees the other morning.  brrrr for the end of April around here - but there you go.   I need to go to the feed store today --  The ones I took there were just a few days old.  One of those 'never again' things maybe.  

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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@ChicKat You should tell the feed store that the chicks need heat, because if they let them die, they might blame you instead of themselves. Or worse, if the chicks don't die, but succumb to illness AFTER they go to homes. Then the buyer might ask the store what terrible breeder they got sickly chicks from. The clueless store people might not even realize it was their fault, not yours. You need to protect your reputation, just as much as saving the chicks.
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Chicken math:  "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it!" + "If you go looking for trouble you will find it." =  "I got up here, now how do I get down?"
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@ChicKat You should tell the feed store that the chicks need heat, because if they let them die, they might blame you instead of themselves. Or worse, if the chicks don't die, but succumb to illness AFTER they go to homes. Then the buyer might ask the store what terrible breeder they got sickly chicks from. The clueless store people might not even realize it was their fault, not yours. You need to protect your reputation, just as much as saving the chicks.

Thanks - sending you a PM. 

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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