are your orpington eggs doing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cara, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Have you candled them yet? I just set mine today, i'm hoping I get something to hatch.
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Mine are on day 6 and I tried to candle them last night, but not sure, the shells are really dark. The ones from Julie in Al five are growing really good due next Wednesday. [​IMG] I hope you get some of those eggs to hatch they have some nice Orps.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Christina, how are your chicks doing from the last hatch?
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    They are doing great. One strange thing is the Brahma/orp the roosters have buff in them and the two hens I have are solid blue so far. Isnt that weird?

    Here is the rooster (I think)

    from above:

    One of the hens ????? hope it is at least.


    I ended up with a 50/50 ratio I think Hen/rooster

    Im still up in the air with the BR, but I think the Black Orp. is a hen. Should be able to tell with in a few more weeks.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Wow! I bet it's an accidental sexlink! Cool! Hens take after the sire, roosters take after the dam. Those are beautiful!

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