Campine Chicken thread?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Campine Lover, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    It sure looks like a pullet to me, but if it was crowing, it is likely a cockeral. Campines do develop quickly and crow early, but the cocks usually get a prominant comb pretty fast. I am so jealous that you may have a pullet! If I had known it was a girl, I would have hatched it myself! JK! Please, please, PLEASE keep the pics coming so I can see what I can expect from that pair this fall. I guess the other didn't hatch? I sent you two SC eggs, right?
     
  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get a closer picture of the comb? It almost looks like a cockerel in this shot. I've had them attempt to crow as early as 12 days. They are a very precocious breed.
     
  3. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Yeah, Deb, I clicked on the pics and think it may well be a cockeral. Did you notice the eyes? The pair I got from Kathy in TX have very good eyes! They also have nice clear hackles, but the feathers could have cleaner barring. The hen has a strange shaped comb that may be the result of an injury, but it has a nice stance, upright in the front and gradually lays over to the side as it goes back. All in all, I'm happy with them.
     
  4. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    OH! I also bought a SOP while at the show! I'm getting closer to showing my own!
     
  5. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay! Hopefully this show season I'll get some silvers out there too. At the State Fair next month, I only entered a pair of goldens. Last year in silvers, I think I only grew boys with a couple of girls. The ten I'm raising from the last hatch, are almost all pullets [​IMG]

    The same was true for the batch of goldens I hatched, 9 boys and 18 girls!

    Hey, I even hatched more girls in my serama. Maybe this is the year of the girl!!!!
     
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  6. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you sent me two but the other one died around day 15. When I cracked it open, it looked like it was trying to get into the right position and got stuck. [​IMG] The PO was really hard on them. Out of the 16 you sent me only 4 were not scrambled. The little SC chick that did hatch is so cute and friendly! She will chase after me if I leave her and come to the sound of my voice. You were right I am falling in love with this breed. I really don't want her to be a rooster.

    Here are some pictures of her face.

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    Thanks!
     
  7. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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  8. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will post more pictures in a week or two. That would be great if I could see pictures of your chicks. It is hard when I have nothing to compare her too.
     
  9. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, after just a week I can definitely tell that my little Silver Campine chick is a rooster. He is crowing in the morning and at night and his comb is big and red. [​IMG]

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    I really don't want to get rid of him but I don't have any female to breed him with. I would love a pair but I have not been able to find a female close by. If anyone has a Silver Campine pullet that they are willing to sell or knows someone that does please let me know. Thanks!
     
  10. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Oh, that's too bad! I was so hoping that you had a pullet. If you end up keeping him, you will love him. He will even likely get along with the other roos. I have two SC roos and they get along fine. One is definately the alpha, but there are very few squabbles. Enjoy the cheeky little bugger!
     

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