Babies No More....the Crew @ 15 Weeks Old (PICs)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, May 27, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Took the opportunity to snap some pics when I brought them inside so they could rest, eat and drink. They are in the main flock and won't yet come inside on their own to get food (water is outside). They just passed 15 weeks yesterday. Levi, blue wheaten Ameraucana, Tiny the black Ameraucana, Emily the Black Rock, Neela and Alice, the blue Rocks, Barbara the BR and Rita, the strange Ameraucana cross that looks like a RIR. Levi still has not crowed.

    Hey, halo, are you sure these are really Rocks?? They are huge and round, more like Orps than Rocks. They are all larger than Barbara, Fern's daughter out of Dutch! They act like Orps, too, silly critters. Except for the yellow legs, you'd think they were BBS Orps.

    Dutch danced for Rita today, whose comb and wattles are getting quite pink for 15 weeks old.

    First up Emily, who is HUGE.

    Rita, who really did hatch from a blue egg, I swear:


    Barbara, Fern's daughter and Ivy's granddaughter:




    Tiny, in the middle of the group:


    Levi and Rita:


    Levi and Neela:


    And the other pics:



  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    They are orpish, arent they? Thats why I like them so much, Im getting the type and roundness of orps, but they are smaller, more efficient, mature much quicker, and lay better. Thats why I switched over a couple of years ago to concentrate on them. Im not sure that its exactly what the SOP states they should be, but as long as they have yellow legs, the proper combs, and good body type (even if a bit orpish), then Im very happy.

    The blacks do get bigger than the blues, tho. I dont know whats following that black coloring, maybe a black orp was used years ago, and the size is following the color, but the blacks tend to a little more size than the blues. I sure love em.

    Levi has a GREAT beard! I wish the babies I have looked as good. For some reason, Im getting much prettier blue wheaton boys than wheaton boys. Gotta love those wacky genes, huh.
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Emily is just so cute. She has the funniest run of any of them. Neela is really skittish, but so pretty. Her several dark feathers molted out and there's just one left. They are really pretty birds. What do you think of Levi?
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    My blacks are so big and fat they waddle when they run, side to side. Funny your blue girl is skittish, they are usually so calm. Levi looks wonderful; Im thinking I need to keep a blue wheaten roo now. The blues seem so much better than the wheatens Ive been growing out. Im wanting to keep another wheaten since I have so many blue wheaten girls, but I may have to rethink that, since the blue boys look so nice.

    I am growing out a couple of blue wheaten chicks that I hatched from some bought eggs, so maybe Ill keep one of them.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Your blue girls are lovely [​IMG] And that Levi is drop dead unfair that the male birds get so much in the looks department.
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Oh my gosh, Cyn - that las pic of Levi is hilarious! Looks like he's saying, "Admire the beard!"
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Emily rocks!!
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Quote:Exactly... he is stunning.

    That Tiny is adorable [​IMG] and such a Daddy's girl.
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    All of them are beautiful, and Levi got a goreous beard!!!!!!!!!
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:I was thinking the same!

    Cyn, Emily looks more like a Australorp than Black Rock.- I guess it's because she is huge.
    Last edited: May 28, 2010

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