I think the mystery is solved, someone from TEG site suggested a fake log from a fireplace. The outbuildings that were on the property when we bought it had some old gas space heaters, so probably at some time they had fake log type space heater (fireplace insert)
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I just went and checked their necks. Everyone has a huge bow tie. They are so adorable.
Is anyone else having trouble posting?
That's the classic pea comb NN wet chick. Next time, look at the faces and beak areas of pea comb NN chicks, they have a somewhat distinct pattern.
Now for the adults... some of them end up growing big bowties... some smallish.. If they have long feathers it makes them even bigger.
No problem posting but noticed your comment went inside my quote area this time?
Uggghhhh, still not posting right! Something is wrong when I try to post. It looks like others are having problems, too.
My heterozygous Turkens have gigantic bow ties, even the ones with peacombs. . The feathers are so long that the tips touch on the back of the neck. One day someone was looking at them and asked me why the chickens were wearing collars. It was such a dumb question that I didn't know what they were talking about, but I guess it does look sorta like they are wearing collars (made out of feathers that match the rest of their body).
Working on a whole new design idea for the nakeds. So far I have been working on modifying already existing clothes (onesies and sweaters) but this design I'm starting from scratch w/ flat fabric. I'm needing to make a winter coat so that is why I'm trying this, but if it works the design can be made from mattress cover for cold and stretchy cotton for autumn wear and for under the coat.
I'm thinking it's more along the line of a man-made substance....maybe some kind of polymer? Possibly with some organic material mixed in with it? The texture via the photos is reminiscent of the nylon bones I buy for my dogs.
Later....OOPS! Never mind. I hadn't read through all the posts yet to see that the mystery was solved.
Edited by DesertChic - 10/22/15 at 9:19am
What a great photo! The way they're looking at each other is positively precious!
Just put the last stitches in the new design for the nakeds, well the girls anyway, I will need to make a bigger set for the boys. I have been test fitting them all day different ideas and sizes and construction. Needless to say they do not think they have had a good day!!!! lol I'm about to go out and try the final product on the girls. I will take some pics. They are one piece outfits including body, pants and sleeves, I think the fitting will be much more streamline and solve a few problems I've been having w/ the onsies. mostly the "poop catching" problems at the butt, and the dirt gathering in the loose fitting underside. I may need a sleeveless version for the early autumn, but these ones I made w/ sleeves just incase I don't get much time before it gets really cold.
I was down to 34. I had been keeping up with the sexes of mine, I don't get quite into the weights and such like Fire Ant Hill.
Out if the 34 I had pegged 18 to 19 as pullets, one if those were a maybe, and it was a cockerel. They are 5 weeks old today and it us the time that you can really tell for sure. As always though there are still a few that can be either. The pea combs sometimes throw you off.
Okay back to the counts: there are 17 pullets left and 17 cockerels. So that being it was also cull day for the cockerels that didn't make the grade. 7 of them didn't make the grade.
That leaves me with 10 cockerels, that to me is a reasonable number to grow out. Too many fir me to keep the all. If they continue to look good and grow well ill choose me three to keep for future roosters. I'm going to try placing a couple with someone who wants to ( partner) with me. Not really as a partner but someone that will continue to breed the NN and trade out eggs and it breeding stock.
There are a couple or so that have totally to nearly no feathers on their necks so those are definitely keepers if their weights are good.
Now for a few pictures:
This isa shot of one of the babies that is 1/4 Easter Egger. Notice the nearly bare belly and il the side if the breast area. This us what I think @Kev was talking about EE getting into the mix and causes neatly baldness on the chick.
I don't know what color to call this I think it is pretty though.
Be back a little later with more pictures.
Edited by draye - 10/22/15 at 2:55pm
Gold Birchen? Is it called Golden Birchrn for roosters? I was told something about gold and golden one time just don't remember to what or how it was applied.
I don't know what to call this. I had a hen that I was calling Golden Laced but the lacing wasn't quite right but didn't know what else to call it. I think this pullet maybe from her. She was about the closest thing I had that could produce this. JMHO.
Blue Gold Duckwing? Cockerel.
Edited by draye - 10/22/15 at 3:05pm
If you want color variety, the mostly white boy would be good- he would either throw half b/w half b/reds or possibly all b/w like him.
If you like the red color then the biggest one would work quite well. Red x red usually produces all reds.
For fun try breeding a NN roo over other breeds of hens..
I have 4 NN pullets, 2 white and 2 red. if I breed 1 white to BCM, what colours will I get? and 2 reds + 1 white with this guy (rumpless araucana):
his breast is red.