Broody hatched!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepmommy, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. peepmommy

    peepmommy Songster

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    I thought my Candy would never do it!! I checked on her this morning and I had 3 little black heads poke out! My daughter wanted to go out now and double check and we have another little baby!! [​IMG] We have a seven eggs left and a couple look to be pipped (I didn't look at the eggs, but looked at the pictures). I am so tickled and my daughter (4 years) is so excited!!!! [​IMG]It looks like we have a few more to go!!!

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  2. DeannaOR

    DeannaOR Songster

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    Congrats! They are adorable [​IMG]
     
  3. peepmommy

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    Funny thing is my roo was a RIR and the eggs came from a BR, RIR, and BSL hen. The one chick looks like it will be a BR which is supposed to be impossible... I'm anxious to see what that one looks like in a couple of weeks!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Your chick that looks like a barred rock--the spot on the head--is a sex linked cockeral. If you didn't have the black sex link hen, and the eggs were just from the barred rock and rir hen, the solid black chicks would be sex linked pullets. But with that black sex link hen, you can't be sure and will just have to wait it out. But anybody else that hatches with that headspot is a little boy.

    Black sex link cockerals stay darker colored, like the hens ( pure barred roosters are a lot lighter than the hens), the barring is a little muddy or fuzzy, and they'll often get gold or red leakage on the wings or hackle feathers, increasing as they age.
     
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