Originally Posted by Kev
Haha! I have a guess to Pork's gender but....
those are great pictures, very different.
A rooster after all d'ythink? My heart is starting to want a hen (I don't want to put sweet cuddly Pork out oh no,) but honestly it is win win either way! Having a scaleless rooster in the pen would give me all split babies faster than if I have to work my way through sons. Having a hen means I have an excuse to keep Pork as a spoiled house bab.
Originally Posted by Kev
That reminds me, since all of the other chicks are definite splits, can you tell if they're showing areas or rows of missing scales on their legs? It's obvious on some from very early ages, while some don;t really show it so plainly until they;re bigger though. Just curious.
I was just looking at their legs today and yes! Mostly all near the ankle or the meat of the foot on the side of the leg, little soft patches of skin. I couldn't find them until they got a bit bigger but while taking these photos today I found them pretty easily. I only haven't seen it on Marshmallow, who has the spindliest legs of the lot.
Originally Posted by Phill98
I have to say that it's pretty nice weather right now. This weather right now is typical for May in our country. It's very nice, little chilly and foggy in eary morning, but in the afternoon we walk in T-shirts. But this is exception, not a rule. Maybe in few years I will be able to keep them. I remeber when I was a kid ( I still am, but..) it was snowing since November. Last three years, we didn't have snow until January. Climate is changing and it's changing fast.
So do you have other chickens beside your house chickens and these 5 chicks?
That sounds lovely! It sounds like summer where I grew up, much further north. Chilly fog that burned off in to comfortable warm. Are you near the sea? I wish I could say we've had t-shirt weather, but there's been an uncharacteristic amount of rain and wind this past two weeks. I hear you on the changing climate! We're getting a lot more precipitation over all. I said snow is rare here, but it has snowed at least once each winter since I moved here 5 years ago. Supposedly before that, my husband (he's lived here all his life) had only seen snow twice before. I brought my crummy northerner curse with me
It started with just the white cochin back when I lived in an apartment. Now I have a couple pens of serama that I am breeding, and a mixed layer flock of 11 hens. I have a feeling I have a lot more NN in my future