Did I get some Splashes? *Pics*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SunAngel, May 19, 2009.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My 6 new Ameraucana babies hatched yesterday, a day early. One darker blue is still fluffing up in the bator. Did I get some Splashes in this hatch [​IMG] They look much lighter than the Blues.

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    Group shots
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  2. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but they sure are cute!
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Thanks!

    This is only my 3rd attempt at hatching some chicks from my own chickens. I have had 3 others hatch, all blues, but this is my largest group so far. I was hoping for a few blacks too, but maybe my broodies will hatch some of them for me [​IMG]
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It looks like you did get some splashes in there. My splash (I'm pretty sure, anyway) Polish was supposed to be a blue. She was very light grey & yellow. Now, at 3+ weeks, she's very, very light grey, almost a dirty white. I don't see any evidence of the "splash" part yet, but she's still young.
     
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Cool, thanks! I am really hoping they are.

    These look like a dirty white'ish gray right now, but wasn't sure if they will feather in light blue or will be Splash.
     
  6. Jacob42

    Jacob42 Out Of The Brooder

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    what does it mean splashes? My polish are blacks, I want gold, but maybe next year.

    What age do you put yours outside?
     
  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Splash is a color, a very light gray/white/blue with darker gray/blue feathers mixed in.

    These are my Splash Cochins
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    I am hoping some of my new Ameraucana chicks end up looking like that.

    I just recently put my 5 week olds into the juvie coop/run. They don't have a heat lamp and run in and out all day. They seem to be doing just fine.
     
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  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They look splash to me. Congratulations!

    The blue looking ones may be splash too. I have a roo that is really dark on the back, hackles and saddle feathers but his chest is splash, so he is a splash bird.

    You'll have to wait until they mature a little more on those.
     
  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Yay! Thanks! I was hoping for 1, maybe 2....4 is awesome. Maybe I will get one of each sex from the group!

    The two blues seem a little different in coloring than my first 3 blues were. I will have to see how they feather in, I guess.
     
  10. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    ooooh I believe you did...my splash cochin was such a cutie when she was a day old...and she is gorgeous now. I love her too pieces.


    1 day old

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    you can see her blue tinge on her back in this one

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    10 weeks old

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    10 months old

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