Naked Neck/Turken Thread - Page 1701
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I had the one broody start up almost a week and a half ago, so I gave her some eggs and filled the bator. Now if she is the only one to go broody there are going to be more chicks then she can handle, but my girls usually see someone else broody and decide that just might be a good idea too and start setting. I have been worried b/c no one had taken up the hint yet and Sunday is half time for the eggs so they needed to get on the ball so they would have some "setting" time before the hatch. Last night one other girl joined in. So problem solved, if the hatch is good two could manage since the weather is warmer now.
For those who were wondering who the parents are of my strange colored pullet, there they are.
Hen is half black copper marans. The other half is duckwing colored Wheaten marans cross, so she must carry a wild type gene. The rooster is blue partridge from a hatchery so I have no idea what his history is. He does carry a blue gene which is why the pullet is dilute. There is no history of any lavender on the hen's side.
Edited by ForrestGump - 4/8/16 at 10:45am
Some juvie pics from today. They are out in the big outdoors now, would have been much sooner but when a hatch has scaleless in it I don't put them out as fast.
Beautimer is up front (he had just the one neck feather, Beautimous had no neck fuzz)
I think Me Too is mottled???? but didn't have the "penguin" down that mottled's usually do??
One of the red heads
This is the black fm that has the white goatee, and had the white butt fuzz, it all turned to black feathers now
Blondie being a ham
Ready, set ..................
This one has the same patterning as Pie and a couple of other mottled / barred. The barring on most feathers and very light along the back
Me Too is looking interesting, but I'm afraid he is a he and sadly has neck feathers.