Birmingham Roller Squab Colors

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  1. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have had my first hatch of squabs yesterday under my pair of birmingham rollers. Mom is almost solid red, and dad is red/blue pied. So the question is, how early can you tell the color on the babies? Right now they are both yellow obviously.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    In 2 weeks they will have a good amount of feathers. And in 4 weeks they will attempt to fly and plan their escape. LOL. I have 2 hatched one week ago. they are still naked. [​IMG]
     
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  3. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok awesome thanks. Really interested in the color for these guys
     
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Just thought I would share these @ 3 weeks. All white,, That is all I keep. And other pair sitting on eggs for 1 week.
     
  5. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty bird! I took a look at my squab and i think he will look like his dad which is sort of a blue pied color
     
  6. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will molt possibley to totally different colors at six months n even moult after that maybe, than what feathers look from under six months. I've got a black pair that throw mostly reds. go figure.
     
  7. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let us know more about your rollers n how young turn out.
     
  8. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    Second one looks same. cant tell difference. Green leg bracelet only way for me to tell apart from Daddy. =D=D=D

    And my other pair just hatched out their first yesterday. While this ones mom is already sitting on fresh eggs.
     
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  9. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine abandoned their squab and it passed away :( but I could tell its color the last few day. Same color as its dad. White wing times and head, normal blue color with a red back.
     
  10. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But both of my pairs are on eggs again.
     

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