Bamachicken - here they are! Photos :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MissPrissy, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Out of ten eggs my broody white wyandotte, Wanda, hatched two RIR chicks.

    This is the first baby to hatch. Very deep red with a whitish belly.


    The next day she hatched this baby. Similar deep red but very yellow on the face and belly.


    I think it is a bit too soon to see the comb?


    Here they are side by side -


    Two by two


    Momma was a little nervous so I didn't pick them up.


    What do you think, Julie? Is there a sex link to the coloring? Too early to guess at the combs?

    My DH is thrilled with these babies. He loves red heads - Raquel Welch pushes his buttons. LOL
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Here is a quote from a document on sexing day-old chicks, MissP.

    Byerly and Quinn (1936) report that there is some sex difference in the down of Rhode Island Red chicks. The females tend to show spots or stripes of darker color in the down on the head and back. By separating the chicks into groups with and without spots or stripes sex was identified with 82 percent accuracy.

    You should test this theory! I have one cockerel and seven pullets out of the ones from Julie. I love the color. Even when the first fuzz is almost white in the face, they feather out so nice and dark, like a RIR should be.​
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  3. Jacky'sMamma

    Jacky'sMamma Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Antelope, CA

    OMG!!!!!!!!! They are SO adorable!
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Miss Prissy, I am sorry you didn't get more than that. They sure are cute though. Maybe we can get you some more eggs in Sept and you will have them laying by Spring. I am giving a friend three of the hens and keeping the other four and adding some new ones in for next season. It sure has been hot today. I had a Orp chick hatch under a broody and a silkie under a silkie.
  5. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Awwww congrats they are beautiful. Really love the color of the first one. Best of luck to them.[​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya
  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    They are so cute!!
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Thanks, Julie. My husband is thrilled with them. Wanda has raised her value in his eyes and she will always have a place on this farm even if she never lays another egg. LOL
  8. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Songster

    May 12, 2008
    North FL
    Sweet! Love the color![​IMG]

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