My little ones are 9 weeks old today, but I had to swap out their leg bands today, and after that, we were all to tired to take weights. But they DID get to roam outside their tractor for the first time today (finally!!!) - a fenced area (best I could do for something mobile). I got some nice photos. I have 6 NN pullets and 7 NN cockerels - making notes on which ones I will keep. I will at least TRY to keep several cockerels, but can't really keep all 7. (Maybe 3-4?) I'll plan to keep all pullets, I think, though there is one that is significantly petite and not terribly friendly that may not make the cut. BTW, the all black pullet? I was wrong - she's not the smallest, she's second largest of the pullets. So, PHOTOS!!! (I hope it is ok to post all these - I adore it when others do, so I'm assuming it's fun for everyone else as well...)
Dispersing from the tractor:
Tons of space and they have to fight over the same square foot of dust bath space - crazy chickens! I can't tell who's head is whose...:
Partridge - I think this is a pullet, and if so, she is the largest of them by far. She has an interesting mahogany hairdo...:
The black pullet was being a photo hog when I was trying to get photos of that dark wheaten one:
Here she is on her own:
Here is the black one with the Rose comb (I think male) - if you look at his wings when spread, he has a few tiny white accents. He's a little bit of a jerk with the others - he's big, but he may not make the cut. We'll see. (One of the black-downed males with red accents in the background perching in the doorway.)
And here's Tank (and a cute photo of him with the black pullet...):
Love my Naked Necks! You know skip the S&G idea, I like these Ideal ones.
- Ant Farm
edit: LEG BANDS! Not legends. Crazy autocorrect...
Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 11/11/15 at 4:08pm