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Barred Rock Baby..Chipmunk Stripes? Others, too! NEW PICS @ bottom!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I've hatched quite a few Barred Rocks, both from my own flock and from my friend Kate's flock, and I've never seen one with obvious stripes like this one. He is from my BR Lexie's egg and the only rooster she has access to is my BR Hawkeye. Anyone ever see this? It looks very much like my Silver Laced Wyandotte girls did as chicks, minus the white headspot, of course. Weird.
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    And some of the other babies, too. The older ones are 6 days old and the BRs, Ameraucana and two of the Orpingtons are 3 days old.[​IMG]
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That is odd. I've never seen a BR with those makings either. It'll be interesting to see how he develops.
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

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    What cute peepers. I cant wait to start hatching again.
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    Thats a realy cool BR these picks are making me change my spring order to include a few more BR's
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    My BR's from McMurray had chipmunk stripes.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    That's good to hear, LOL. In all my hatching, this is the first one like this. I was beginning to think one of my SLW girls laid an egg like Lexie's and Lex was just sitting on it when I collected!
     
  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
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    Its defintantly possible [​IMG]
     
  8. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

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    Is it just me or are those chicks ESPECIALLY CUTE?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Well, I think they're especially tubby! The Orps and Orp/Brahma crosses are very round! You should see Charlotte's little baby. Black as coal, feet completely black and the poufiest cheeks of any I've hatched. Such a cutie! Sure hope it's a girl since it's the last one of hers I'll ever have.
     
  10. SisterFlash

    SisterFlash Songster

    Quote:why is it the last??? [​IMG]

    Your chicks are so beautiful. Love those fuzzy butts.

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