blue/ lavender mottled cochin project! eggs rocking PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by austinhart123, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    18 days ago i set 10 eggs from a pen where i have mottled cochins and lavender cochins, there are males and females of both colors, so there are good chances of getting pure colored chicks. 7 of those were fertile, 1 quit. but anyways, i turned the turning off and put the humidity up a little ( i like to leave it around 55-60%) so i am hoping that some of these will ahtch, i will post pictures of the little ones once they hatch!
    wish me luck!

    PS> if anyone has tried this crossing before, let me know what your results were!


    after i get a good amount of these blue/lav mottled chicks, my next project will be mottled frizzles and lavender frizzles!
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  2. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is exciting! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. bubblebean11

    bubblebean11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  4. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    ive had bad luck on mylast few hatches, very low hatch rates, all the eggs make it to around day 19 then die, i bought a new hydrometer and thermometer and calibrated my incubator, which was giving me incorrect readings, and i hoped that solved the problem before its too late, i will let you all know how it goes, as soon as these eggs are out, i have two egg cartons full of the same eggs along with some huge green eggs from my 5 year old EE who i thought had retired
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    we have 1 pip that i can see, i think there might be a pip on an egg that cracked and has candlewax on the crack, although it might just be from the orgonal crack
     
  6. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    3 have hatched, 1 has pipped, and two remain idle, the egg that had been cracked at 2.5 weeks and covered in candle wax hatched healthily
     
  7. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yeah, go candle wax baby! [​IMG]
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    How exciting!
     
  9. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    here are the three that are out

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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  10. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    They are adorable! I cant wait for more pictures once they are dry!
     

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