Originally Posted by UberchicRanch
It's a pullet - notice what we like to call the "mascara" on her eyes. Cockerels don't get that. I haven't seen a Biele pullet have less obvious chipmunk stripes before...I'd be curious as to how she feathers out. Please keep us posted. Hopefully it's not a mix.
Yes- I agree... Thank you. I am only keeping her because of sentimental value. I accidentally cracked her egg when I candled on Day 10- It was a decent dent and spider web crack at the air cell end. I repaired it with coconut wax. She developed well enough and made it to lockdown... I pretty much kissed her goodbye then, thinking it was the last I'd see of her. Low and behold, she pipped....then stalled. I am not in the practice of helping (learned the hard way), but I figured I played a part in getting her in this mess, so, after 2 hours of stalled zipping (and heading the wrong way), I assisted her zip and she finished on her own. She was super sticky and attached to the egg for hours. I put a strawberry basket on top of her to protect her from the others, in order to give her time to detach herself from her shell... I thought I'd lose her for sure. Clearly we made it! I was excited to see the eyeliner (what I've called it) and the striping...she came from a breeding pen- I'll write the breeder and see what he says. Thank you for your help!