blrw chick help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by superchemicalgirl, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I just hatched some of these, and while really all I know about BLRW is that they're pretty, I also know they come in blue/black/splash.

    I got the eggs from redroofhens.com.

    Is this silvery blue colored chick the splash? Out of 9 hatchlings I only got one that looks like this:
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    The others are either light brown or dark brown like this:
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    Any ideas?
     
  2. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    it could be a splash if it is a blr. some can be very pale colored as chicks and even some splash are more blue then that.
    remember you can sex wyandottes days 1-3 using the wing feathers (check youtube under discovery channel show)
     
  3. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

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    looks like a splash to me. You got a good hatch. 9 chicks can not remember if you got 10 or 12 eggs
     
  4. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Quote:Oh hi! [​IMG]

    You sent 12, I set 11. Out of those 2 were nothing more than yolk at day 10. The rest developed and hatched!! Thank you for sending them.
     
  5. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Splash really vary - that one looks for sure like a splash but some of your light brown ones could also be splashes. You will know when the wing feathers start to come in.

    I know that some people feather-sex them but I also know that Murray McMurray vent-sexes them (which I think they would not do if they thought it was possible to reliably feather-sex them). So I looked at mine but only as a curiosity, not with the idea that I was really going to know for sure.
     
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Quote:Well I'm only keeping 2 of the chicks... I've attempted to feather sex a few but once I throw them back in the brooder they all look the same so it's a moot point. I attempted to mark one that I really thought was cute and fuzzy with Blue Kote (since I could not find poultry leg bands and I don't trust myself with zip ties [see previous experience of cutting my broken legged chicks tip of her toe off while trying to remove her cast - she's fine and it makes a better digger for scratching LOL]) but the Blue Kote doesn't stay on very well. Tried the toes and the feathers.

    Funny because blue Kote stays well on ME.
     
  7. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until they feather before deciding which ones to keep..cute now doesn't mean well laced later...but they are cute [​IMG] The one in question should be a splash.
     
  8. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Quote:Great idea but I can't. I have until Saturday to decide. I don't really care tooooo much (I mean, I want beautiful birds but personality has a lot to do with it for me, too) but I really don't want roosters. And I hate when they squeal when I try and look at their wings.
     

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