C.J., My Cracker Jack Surprise Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Daddy is Buff Orp, mama is Blue Silkie over black frizzle Cochin (hope I got that right) In the second pic, she's the dark chick in the background, facing right. Wonder if she'll get a poufy head like my Kate, Tux and Livvie. Anyway, she's super cute!

  2. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    Too cute.
  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Oh what a cutie! Well, they all are cuties, actually! [​IMG]
    I can't wait to see what traits she has inherited. Please post as she grows. [​IMG]

    The mom is such a cute puff ball! I've always wanted a frizzle.

    It's so much fun to get surprises. [​IMG]

    Congratulations!!!!!! [​IMG]
  4. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    So cute! Must resist urge to get more chicks, must resist........
  5. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    Adorable chick! When all of my mixed breed layers turned out black and white I was bored. As they grow, they are all becoming quite different. It's a blast! [​IMG]
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    [​IMG] That's all I have to say about those cuties! [​IMG]
  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California

    Every time I talk to you, you say you arent hatching for a while. 3 weeks later, you have chick pics! What's up with that?! lol

    She's adorable, what all do you have now?!
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, if I got what I wanted from each hatch, I wouldnt have to do it again, would I, LOL? [​IMG] Now, I have what I need, as long as two or three of the Blue Orps are young ladies. One splash...anyone want to take bets it will be my third (fourth?) splash Orp cockerel? I'm done, Jordan. Done, done, DONE! At least, I'm done hatching for my own flock. If I can have the interest I've had in the Blue Orp day olds, I'll keep hatching for other people. Guy just bought 9 day olds and has dibs on the 11 in the bator.
    You asked, so here it goes: Of the teens (10-11 weeks old) I'm keeping (not counting the quad I have sold pending pickup), I have these pullets:
    2 Welsummers
    4 Rhode Isl Reds (Julie's dark beauties)
    2 New Hampshires
    1 Buff Orpington
    1 Splash Ameraucana
    1 Blue Ameraucana
    1 Blue Wheaten-looking Easter Egger (she's 15 wks old)
    1 BR Cockerel (Dutch), Hawkeye's son with Lexie

    Then, in the pre-teen crowd, 6 wks old or so:
    1 BR x Blue Ameraucana (Panda)
    2 SLW
    1 GLW
    1 Blue Bantam Cochin
    1 BR cockerel (Mace, Hawkeye's son w/Lexie)

    Of the newly hatched chicks, 6 Delawares, 5 Blue Orpingtons, 1 Splash Orpington and CJ. Obviously, I have no idea how many pullets are in that bunch.

    My main flock has 24 girls laying and then there are the Orpington breeders with Suede, Velvet, Skye & Delilah. And Zane, my sweetie pie rooster. Hope I didn't miss anybody!
  9. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    So how many will you have total that you are keeping? I just love your babies!!!
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I think I'll have 48 plus whatever in the brooder is a pullet. Am debating whether to keep a Delaware cockerel out of these and separate me a breeding trio or quad. Say, out of these 13 chicks in the brooder, say half are girls, so maybe add 7 to the 48 and that's how many I'll have.

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