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yes, your crested is likely a cockerel, so is the black/white one...  one key sign, besides the wattles developing at 7 weeks old, is the darker red growing in on their wings/shoulders.

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Welcome to the Zoo!  Horses (both LF and Bantam LOL), Standard Poodle, cats, pet birds & chickens.

Dorkings, SFH, bantam Cochins, BLRW, EE's & others.

And of course, my wonderful Hubby, who puts up with me and keeps me in check when I start to get crazy.

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Anyone around Montana here?


most of us have our location under our avatar...  and you may not always get a quick response, but never fear we will see your questions eventually. I'm only on here maybe 1x per day, sometimes not even that.

Karen - k.i.forgot (it's a ham thing...)
Welcome to the Zoo!  Horses (both LF and Bantam LOL), Standard Poodle, cats, pet birds & chickens.

Dorkings, SFH, bantam Cochins, BLRW, EE's & others.

And of course, my wonderful Hubby, who puts up with me and keeps me in check when I start to get crazy.

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Karen - k.i.forgot (it's a ham thing...)
Welcome to the Zoo!  Horses (both LF and Bantam LOL), Standard Poodle, cats, pet birds & chickens.

Dorkings, SFH, bantam Cochins, BLRW, EE's & others.

And of course, my wonderful Hubby, who puts up with me and keeps me in check when I start to get crazy.

Feather Anatomy  -  Genetics  -  SFH Breeder's Club  -  My Website  -  Incubator Basics

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most of us have our location under our avatar...  and you may not always get a quick response, but never fear we will see your questions eventually. I'm only on here maybe 1x per day, sometimes not even that.

Before I realized that I may have two roosters, I seen some sfh chicks on craigslist. Now, that I want another?...Nothing, nada, nil, zip!! I really wanted a pair so I could gradually replenish my flock on my own. I don't to cross breed my sfh with my others. I love my crested one. I'm a stay at home mom and so gardening and my chickens are my relief! smile.png
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Before I realized that I may have two roosters, I seen some sfh chicks on craigslist. Now, that I want another?...Nothing, nada, nil, zip!! I really wanted a pair so I could gradually replenish my flock on my own. I don't to cross breed my sfh with my others. I love my crested one. I'm a stay at home mom and so gardening and my chickens are my relief! smile.png

I'm a stay at home mom too. I get the same relief from my chickens and gardening. It's like therapy or something.
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I love this breed of course these are my first chicks. What started out as a completely yellow chick is looking absolutely gorgeous

starting over again and it FEELS GREAT!!!  I have Black/Blue copper marans, Blue Black and Splash silkies, Crested Cream Legbars, Olive Eggers, soon to have Swedish Flower Hens, also goats, minature donkey, bees, turkeys, 2 GP and and.......the possibilities are endless!

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starting over again and it FEELS GREAT!!!  I have Black/Blue copper marans, Blue Black and Splash silkies, Crested Cream Legbars, Olive Eggers, soon to have Swedish Flower Hens, also goats, minature donkey, bees, turkeys, 2 GP and and.......the possibilities are endless!

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I love this breed of course these are my first chicks. What started out as a completely yellow chick is looking absolutely gorgeous


Very pretty.

 

Good news here: Candled my German import sfh eggs today that I had gotten by mail, Day 9. Out of 22 only one had a detached aircell and didn´t develop. 3 more were early quitters. 18 still going strong, could even see very active movement in many of them!

And I´m starting to win the rat battle. Haven´t had any signs in awhile, and it smells awful in the coop- must be a few of the nasty creatures inside the walls, rotting away and never going to harm another chicken ever again.

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Does anyone have a picture of a grown sfh rooster that was a black and white chick?
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Does anyone have a picture of a grown sfh rooster that was a black and white chick?


Sorry, I only have a cockerel, because I generally don´t keep the black ones, I like the other varieties better:

 

 

I was gone from home all day and night yesterday. I was really worried because I knew that my splash girl was due to hatch, and the last girl lost all her babies to rats in that coop. So I was pretty nervous opening the door to the coop this morning, thinking I would find an empty nest and no chicks, but I came home to this:


She hatched 9 for 9! No unhatched eggs, no dead chicks. I hadn´t even candled them, either. Didn´t want to risk losing more babies, though, so I locked her and her chicks in an old rabbit hut with a small run, all with wire mesh to keep predators out. Here are the babies ready for the move (the eggs I had gathered before out of the other coop):


Looks like she has lots of splash babies! This is so good to see after losing the last hatch! I hope they do OK. The rabbit hut can open out into the big run, so I´ll probably let them out with the others in a few days. :weee

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So thrilled for you, Alpine Chicken! They're so beautiful! I hate you had the horrible rat fiasco, but it looks like you ended up with a wonderful hatch in the end. Mama is lovely, too - love those splash!
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Does anyone have a picture of a grown sfh rooster that was a black and white chick?

I'm not sure what he looked like as a chick, but this is my cockerel at 3 and 9 months.

 

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