Barnyard Specials! (chick pictures)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cuban Longtails, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I had a barred rock pullet go broody and decide to hatch out eggs in the wooded lot next to my property. They hatched the weekend before Thanksgiving while I was away at my cousin's wedding. My roommate found the broody and her babies and brought them inside, so I had a nice surprise when I got home! There are eleven chicks from the clutch.

    Here's some pictures:

    A few weeks ago...
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    Just this past weekend...
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    The father of this one is a Turkey Vulture, I swear...
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    Assuming mom is barred rock (the three I have were laying at the time, my RIRs hadn't started yet), the father could be any or all of the following:

    Ancona
    Barred Rock
    Rhode Island Red
    Dark Cornish
    Dominique
     
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, that was a fantastic surprise for you. They are cuties.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    They're wild little things, but I haven't handled them much either. I believe two of them are ancona mixes, they were beating each other up so I decided to build a coop outside to give them more room. I had been keeping them in an extra-large dog crate.

    Ancona roosters are aggressive, plus they're flighty birds. I now know why they're not a very popular breed. Even if they are pretty with their black and white speckles.
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Cute and a great surprise packaage
     
  5. dakinsmimi

    dakinsmimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like fat and happy babies. Congrats!
     
  6. DrumStick

    DrumStick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS [​IMG] CONGRATS [​IMG]. THEY ARE CUTIES [​IMG] THEY ARE CUTIES [​IMG].
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Thank you! My only gripe is that they're all black! lol, I have so many black chickens.... Oh well, at least a few have some barring going on. [​IMG] Then again, they may change colors once the get older and truly feather out.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new babies.
     
  9. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww I love the "turkey vulture" baby. What a little cutie pie.
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:That one is concerning me at the moment, it barely has feathers or fluff and breathes pretty heavily. It's acting like a broiler, but feathering and growing slower than one does. It could have been one thrown from one of my Dark Cornish cockerals....

    More pictures of him/her:

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