Look at my birds
12 of the sixteen youngsters went to live with my sister's flock. These four are staying with us- until I can figure out which one is crowing! Yep, one of these is a cockerel. I suspect the black one with a white face and pink comb.
A clutch of button quail are due to hatch today or tomorrow. Set 11 eggs and only one quit developing. I already see some early signs of pipping (tiny x shaped cracks) in one or two places on seven of the ten eggs. Wish them luck and a prayer!
The parents were a trio, red breasted male over a smokey female and a red breasted female. I am very curious what colors they will be. I'm sure half of them will be red breast.