Amazingly I managed to get all of the incubator chicks weighed and photographed yesterday for their 8-week weigh-in, and got all of the photos cropped, so.....time to share! I'll start with the boys, as most of my chicks are boys.
This is Blaze. He's sweet, but small compared to most of the other boys, and his muff is bigger than what I'm going for, so he'll be a cull.
Next is Chance, who looks A LOT like his daddy but seems nicer. Still a larger muff than I'd like, but I'm keeping an eye on him for other reason.
And now Dutch, who was supposed to be Duchesse. LOVE the feathering, and now that his growth rate is suddenly kicking into high gear he's got my attention. He's also on the watch list.
And here's my massively dense Ozzy. He's now even surpassed in size and weight my biggest Fast Five hatch cockerel that's a week older. I don't like the comb flopping over, but his body is solid muscle. And luckily his personality is friendly, though not affectionate, with no signs of aggression towards me so far.
I already posted a photo of this guy, Pepper, in another post, but I'll put him here too. He weighs more than Ozzy, but his body is leaner. He's VERY friendly and would gladly accompany me anywhere if I allowed him to.
Ramses - beautiful, but again smaller and less "dense" than I would like.
Raymond - I really love his feathering right now, and he's developing the body shape and density I'm looking for, but now as quickly as Ozzy.
And finally, Taz, who was supposed to be Tess. He's probably the most nervous bird in the chick pen and shares the strongest personality traits with daddy, but he's also got the highest growth rate since hatch. I'm watching him, but not favoring him.
And I almost forgot...This is Lance, who was supposed to be Lacey. He's had a very sudden growth spurt that has me now appreciating more than just his feathering.
Edited by DesertChic - 12/7/15 at 8:51am