Does anyone have Penedescencas? I have questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mediazeal, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind do you have?

    Where did you get them?

    Have you had any luck hatching shipped eggs?

    Do they do better if you let them hatch them out themselves?

    Do they hatch ok if they just go from coop to incubator?

    Do you have pics of the chicks as they grow up into their adult feathers?

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    My Answers:

    What kind do you have?
    I have 2 partridge penes

    Where did you get them?
    hatching eggs, gabbard farms

    Have you had any luck hatching shipped eggs?
    I got 2 hatched out of 6
    Another 10 had to wait for another incubator and didn't hatch


    Do they do better if you let them hatch them out themselves?
    no idea, since I've only had the shipped eggs

    Do they hatch ok if they just go from coop to incubator?
    no idea, since I've only had the shipped eggs

    Do you have pics of the chicks as they grow up into their adult feathers?
    They look like little chipmunk stripes when they first hatch. AT 4 weeks, my little girl (I think) is getting very defined partridge feathers in. My little guy looks all brown and some color but not defined like the little girl. I'm wondering if this is typical sex differences or one is not true partridge, etc.
     
  2. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone out there? I know there is at least 1 or 2 members with Pene's
    I've decided mine are definately both partridge. I think the boys really are just much different looking early on. Good part is it makes it easy to see what you have at 3 or 4 weeks.
     
  3. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Im interested in them too. How dark of eggs did they come from mediazeal?
     
  4. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The ones I got were more terra cota color. The Black Copper Maran eggs I have in now were darker.
    I am looking for another source.

    It's just the eggs don't seem to do well when shipped or these were not really a good group of eggs, not sure.

    Anyway, the chicks are beautiful.
     
  5. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a pic of your chicks? I ordered blue birchen marans and blue copper marans and I had one littler speckled egg. When it hatched the chick was like a little hood. He was obviously not like any of the others. I emalied and they said they must have thrown in a partridge pendesca egg by mistake. Still not sure? Are they little striped chicks?
     
  6. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are little chipmunk stripe markings
    more a yellowish tan with brown or black markings
    there are some good pics of them on the feathersite
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Penes/BRKPenes.html
    pics of partridge chicks at the bottom

    The little girl I have is getting very defined partridge feathering
    the little boy is much bigger, huge comb and pretty brown feathers with less defined partridge colors


    little girl at 4 weeks
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    little boy at 4 weeks
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  7. ST Fun Farm

    ST Fun Farm New Egg

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    Hi, I have a trio of Wheaton Pendescas , bought them off a guy on craigslist. Don't know what the chicks look like yet this will be the first time setting their eggs,.the eggs are a very dark terra cotta color, the hens lay frequently.Lately everyday. I have searched for more for months with no luck. None on ebay, I have bought eggs from ebay. I get about a 50% hatch rate give or take. I don't order eggs during extreme weather
     
  8. ST Fun Farm

    ST Fun Farm New Egg

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    If anyone comes across any Wheaton Pendesca eggs I would love to buy some to get some new DNA into my small tro
     

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