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Black Orpington Cockerel For KingsCalls & BamaChicken (PICS)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Julie, here's the boy I was telling you about. He's 11 weeks old and I think he has a beautiful head on him. His eyes have a nice darker color. I realized today that my black pullet has her daddy's lighter brown eyes, darn it. Her mama has very dark ones and I was hoping she'd get those, but nope. Still, I have no choice but to use her till I get more girls. Anyway, here's the black boy-what do you think of him? Silly boy had stuff stuck in his fluff, so pay that no mind.
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    His sister, Delilah:
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  2. Frogtown

    Frogtown Back 40 Farm

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    Have they dug to China yet? You know I think he is pretty.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Very pretty! So what color are their eyes supposed to be?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Katy, the eye color by standard is supposed to be very dark brown (or black, I think), however, I understand, from some knowledgable people, that it's more important to get the body type right then work on eye color. Suede's daddy has the golden brown color eyes and so does Suede, but Velvet and Skye both have very dark brown eyes. Most of the chicks, if I recall, have had dark eyes, but Delilah seems to take after her dad.
    Sara, they're working on getting to China. We put them up yesterday and had to pull Bess, the BR pullet with the weird eye, out of the hole. Her head was way down in it and she was having the dustbath of a lifetime! Tom said he thought he'd found a dead, headless chicken, LOL.
     
  5. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
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    OH BOY OH BOY.....I can't wait. That is one handsum feller!
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    OH, Shiny! [​IMG]
     
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    He is looking good Cyn. Sorry I didn't see him sooner. My electricity went off around noon and was still off when I left for town and Church service at 3:30 this afternoon. Not good news for the Orps in the batore due to hatch SUN for Christina. I was planning on shipping Mon. Will have to see what happens now. I covered the bator with a thick towel when it went off. I don't know when they got it back on. We had some awful winds today and lots of trees and poles down.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We had awful winds all last night, too, Julie. It's been a soggy, windy mess here. I was finally able to let these older chicks outside late this afternoon and got the pics of this boy to show you. I'm tired of rain and wind!
     
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