Blue & Splash Orp and Delaware Chicks..1 Wk Old (PICS ADDED 7-26)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    First, I'm very excited! My lone Splash Orpington from the blue Orp hatch has a tail! A tail! At a week old, you Orp breeders know what that usually means this early....dare I say it? PULLET! Please let it be so! Here are some pics of the week old babies. SHE is in the background of the first picture below in the brooder. My boys never have tails at this age, never. In the second pic, the light blue Orp is the little critter who crowed. Like I didnt know that was a boy already, huh?

    I know this is very grainy, but this is the splash baby I'm hoping is my pullet, at long last.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2008
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Now, who do these sweet little babies belong to? Suede and... ???
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Nope, not Suedelettes this time. These are from Christina in Washington. New blood!
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    They look so good, Cyn. I have never raised delawares but those chicks sure make me want to.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Oh they're gorgeous!! I hope you get the pullet you want! [​IMG]
  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Are your new Delaware babies playing nice for you? THey are all so pretty!
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They are very alert and curious and explore with their beaks alot, but its curiosity rather than aggression. Heck at this age, they are all just adorable, even my first bunch was fine in the brooder. These are so beautiful and chubby and I love watching the black come in on their wings. So far, so good! I'm betting these will be a good representation of what Delawares are supposed to be.
  8. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
  9. Beanbag

    Beanbag Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    South Georgia
    Awww!!! I love baby chicks!! I really really hope I can talk my husband and mother-in-law to let me order some chicks from Ideal. I want to get a couple Buff laced Polish and a couple Silkies! The rest will be Black Giants and RIRs just enough to make the $20 minimum. I am overly loving my chicks we have right now! So fun watching them grow! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Very pretty chicks you have there....Has to be a little splash pullet!!.. [​IMG]

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