Wynette's four are 8 weeks old now. So, impressions of these boys? Athena's barring seems a tad better each week, the blurry feathers molting out as she ages.
#3, though still smaller in size overall, seems to have a long back, something improved over his sire. He's still not quite fully feathered.
And my Therese Bugnet pink rose, plus the I think the red is a Mr. Lincoln rose.
AND, because this thread is dedicated to my big guy, Atlas, here are the only photos I could really get today. He was in perpetual motion, trying to keep up with his four hens, who tend to divide up into age groups-two go one way, older ones go the other way. You can see the bare spot his younger hens keep plucking on the side of his neck. Atlas is 2 years old now.
Druscilla is acting off. She is about 5 months behind the original hens, so approaching 5 years old. Her abdomen has always felt weird, like there was a tumor in it that hung down, not bloated but it felt like a roundish growth. It started out about the size of a ping pong ball a couple years ago, I guess, not really sure when I first noticed it. It's much larger now. She seems tired a lot, sits a lot, goes back to the barn rather than stay out with the rest of the group. I just found her sitting in the feed tray when I took Atlas back to the barn from free range time. So, not really sure, but it just does not feel right to me. So, could be that Mary's generous gift of the hatching eggs was very fortuitous.
Dru always winks at me. Her feathers are ruffled because I'd just picked her up and upended her to check her belly.
Incubator holding steady at about 45% humidity. Everything seems good with the 15 in there so far.
Edited by speckledhen - 5/6/16 at 4:17pm