Backyard Brahmas!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SD Bird Lady, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Junibutt

    Junibutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, fingers crossed for at least 8 weeks:)
     
  2. outlander

    outlander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for starting this friendly thread :)

    I have Australorps and Barred Rocks, this is my first experience with Brahmas. I got two dozen Buffs from TSC on Friday....pretty excited to get to know this breed!!

    As a Brahma noob, I have some beginner questions - starting with the color variations on the chicks.

    As the pictures below will illustrate, my batch of Buffs contains the well known dark body/yellow wing combo, but also dark body/dark wing, all golden, and all golden with stripes. All chicks have feathered legs so I'm confident that they're Brahmas at least!

    So I guess my question is...are they all Buffs?

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  3. bumpercarr

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    Here you go, pictures of the 7 week old that was injured and the 4 weeks olds. The little one in the food tray is the runt of the coop, 1/2 the size of all of the rest. I think it is a cockerel, but I think the rest are pullets. Let me know what you think.

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  4. trueblue1

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    I would say the first picture are the buffs. I have 12- 10 week old buffs and as tiny chicks they looked like yours. As for the second picture I'd say Dark but that's a guess really. Have fun with them, I know I have.
    Welcome to the thread.
     
  5. trueblue1

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    Oh bumpercarr she/he looks good. I'm so happy she/he was able to recovery from it's tramuatizing experience. How's the older bird?
     
  6. bumpercarr

    bumpercarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a she. [​IMG]

    Still holding her own, she's eating and drinking but need supplemental water as she's not getting enough. I'm giving her an additional 2-3 teaspoons 3 times a day, that is way down from the 2-3 teaspoons every hour! But, she's eating and drinking so things aren't looking so grim anymore. Thanks for asking!
     
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  7. trueblue1

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    That's great to hear...I hope she continues a successful recovery. She sounds like a fighter.
     
  8. trueblue1

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    Some of my honeys checking out their oak tree roost....
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  9. outlander

    outlander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, trueblue :)

    Took the peeps out for some Easter sunshine and an introduction to the compost pile...

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  10. Rhandi74

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    Happy Easter!!!

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