Delawares & Blue Orpingtons...hey, seriousbill! Your Grandchicks! PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They are so pretty and funny, these babies. The Delawares have such big personalities, they just run over the Blue Orps, LOL. They are two weeks old now. The first picture is one of my cockerels...yep, I know that one is a boy for sure, LOL. The girls, for the most part, aren't as patterned as the boys, however, there is one that has lots of color in the wings and other than that, seems pretty pullet-ish. Tell me what you think, Janet!
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  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Awwww!!! They are so dang cute!!! I want some of your BBS orp's SO bad!! [​IMG]
  3. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Wow, they're really growing! But I can't say on gender yet--need the neck and shoulder pattern for that, although that big young 'un does look rooish [​IMG] . All of that juvenile patterning will clear as they grow, of course, but the patterned youngsters do tend to have good tail black when they grow their final coloring, both males and females. The little white-feathered youngsters may be marked fine too, though.
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    What a bunch of cuties Cyn! I'm glad that you are enjoying your Delawares and just look at the fluffy little Orps.! [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thanks, Stacey, so far, so good! Janet, I'm not 100% sure of any of the genders except for that one boy in the first pic. Just intuition from raising chicks for the last couple of years, not going on the feather patterns you mentioned. This boy is very much in charge and comes to the defense of the brooder right away. Just everything about him screams ROO! I like him alot so far. Now, if I just knew what all the others are. There are a couple of the least patterned ones that seem very girly, but I'll reserve judgement on that for a couple of weeks. Anyway, they are all very robust and healthy little ones. I know I have two Blue Orp cockerels out of this bunch, at least. One has already crowed, as if I coudn't tell about that little tank already, LOL.
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  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    So cute Cyn, I see a splash pullet in the brooder! [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes, you do! Finally, my splash pullet! [​IMG]
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Beautiful chicks.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thank you, Julie. The RIR pullets I hatched from your eggs are growing fast-they're 13 weeks old now! All are very dark black-red and lovely.
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    What nice looking chicks you have. I have never had delawares although I do find them lovely. I see a splash! Woot for pullets!

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