Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm
They are VERY pretty!!! I love watching their feathers start to come in, and wonder what they'll look like when they grown up.
(I'm impressed with the photos - after a while, I stopped being able to weigh and photo onto same day - too much drama and squawking...)
- Ant Farm
Thanks! I had help from my son, who took the photos while I handled the birds, but it was a very time consuming process. At the end he said, "I didn't realize there were so many chicks! I mean, I knew, but....wow! That was a lot of work." Um...yeah...and all he had to do was write down numbers and take the picture. I had to do all the handling, chasing, etc.
Originally Posted by draye
You have some very pretty colors in your bunch. Now ate yours tge ones that are part EE? Someone told me theiers were but I can't rent ER who for sure.
Thanks! I don't know for certain that they have EE blood in them, but some of these chicks did come from single-comb, green egg laying mothers. The breeders I'd gotten the eggs from stated they were pure NN, but who knows for sure? I did get one fully feathered bird out of the eggs I allowed Lily to hatch, so they can't be completely pure, but the fully feathered one didn't come from a green egg layer.
Originally Posted by Phill98 @DesertChic
Love the chicks! I wonder what color Ozzy is now. He doesn't look black to me at this point.
Thank you! He's mostly black, but it's not a pure, deep black as there's a definite reddish tone to his feathers. Ozzy's feathering is actually kind of weird. I actually wondered if he had a frizzle gene in him given how his feathers were flipping away from his body, but now I'm thinking he's just a little more careless than the other birds and bending some of his feathers with his activities. He's very tenacious and likes to challenge the limits of the boundaries of their pen and run. When I watch him I can nearly hear a child's voice yelling, "Outta my way! I can do that!" as he tries to fly higher than his little wings will permit, squeeze through areas too small for him, and challenge full-grown cockerels on the other side of the mesh of his outdoor run. (The older cockerels seem to be amused by him too. Two of them literally lay down next to the run to watch him while he carries on with his antics.)