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Bama's Orpington Grandchicks! Baby Pics! Are 2 blues? & My Australorps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DawnSuiter, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Hi everyone! I hatched my first chickies, some orpington eggs from Bama over Black Hens and here they are!! We hatched 7 out of 12 viable eggs (viable on day 18)

    The silver chicks a few hours post hatch... are they blues??
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    Silvers fluffed up the next day, the 2nd one not so silver anymore
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    Focus on this silver beauty:
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    The 6 that hatched out within 24 hours of eachother
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    And the next day, I woke up and found "wimpy" in the incubator all alone. After a few hours wimpy was very lethargic so I moved him/her to the brooder asap. She/he is still lethargic today, 2 days later. Time will tell...
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    Soo? How did I do? Aren't they pretty??

    All 1st hatch pics are located here: 1st Hatch Album

    And here are my australorps who arrived by post & bamachicks all together in my Snoozer (toddler bed) brooder:
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We have 15 chicks!!
     
  2. MissPrissy

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    Very nice looking chicks! Love the Bama chicks.
     
  3. Thank you Miss Prissy

    [​IMG] I am in love with their cuteness, and can not wait to see what colorings they all develop into. I understand daddy was born black in appearance, and so I suppose that means, with even the blacks, I have no idea what they will end up looking like!

    what an adventure...

    can I ask you a question... I've seen a few of them doing the baby cockadoodledoo motion.. do girls do that too when they are small like this? or have I just seen some roos coming out of the crowd?
     
  4. MissPrissy

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    Raise enough chicks and I think your eye trains itself to see the boys and the girls fairly early at any given time. [​IMG] It is possible you are seeing for yourself a baby roo.
     
  5. Well i certainly don't have the experience of many babies yet, but i do feel a bit of a natural here... I noticed it in my last group of 7 buff cockerels.. and i've seen it from the large australorp (which were supposed to be pullets) and two of those I hatched, the 1st to come out and Silver chick.

    OH BOY....


    literally..
     
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  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Those are pretty chicks. Did I send all Bama chicks or did I thrown in some possible Blue Boys? Did those blue ones hatch from eggs I sent? I am going to have to start writing down specifics for myself. Ha Ha
     
  7. Hi Bama-gramma! [​IMG]
    I'm glad you finally saw the pics!
    Thanks! and you did send 3 blue eggs, unfortunately, nothing developed in two of them, however the 3rd grew into a very large chick who couldn't get out of his shell... (I have a pic posted if you want to see that) so no Blue boys in this group... unless Bama is throwing blues, which might be possible I think? or no?
     
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    No. i did have one blue hen in there with him though and I thought she had quit laying cause she was going broody. In fact she has eggs pipping this morning. Probably from her.
     
  9. So that makes him a BamaBlue? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Well.. what should I mate him with next spring, assuming he grows beautifully, I don't mind trying to continue your experiment if you want; send you back some eggs.. whatever.

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  10. goatkeepers

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    Oh Dawn, they are sooooooooo adorable!! [​IMG]
    How is wimpy now? I'll keep him in my thoughs. "Gimpy" is sending her well wishes as well! [​IMG]
     

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