finger's crossed for the right answer

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by old geezer, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on easter morning buttercup my BO hatched a single RIR egg-----[​IMG]---chick was gangly with huge feet ,a simdgen of a tail and a long dinosaur neck----[​IMG]---i instantly fell in love with her ---[​IMG]----- { ahem , him ? }---[​IMG]--- as it was my first chick ever---willow was the name given----[​IMG]-----she was always flightful , independent and cautious of being held -but accepted it-------today while holding willow , i noticed a vert tiny nubbin where a spur would be------[​IMG]-----having never seen a rooster peep , i was beginning to wonder if willow is actually a willie ????? if so , i am going to be 1 happy old geezer finally getting a roo when the wife said no----[​IMG]---and i know of 5 hens who will be in a world of sh-t for all the hen picking on the only peep in that pen -------[​IMG]..

    any thoughts if you think a willie , or willow.................[​IMG].
     
  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All chicks are born with spur nubs. An actual spur doesn't happen until around 8 months. Willow could still be a willow! [​IMG]
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    picture?
     
  4. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    You'll know for sure when Willow either crows or lays an egg.
    Does Willow have thick legs already, a tendancy to stand tall? If so, might be a boy. At 8 weeks does the comb and wattles already show really well and are deep pink-red color? If so, might be a boy.

    Ofcourse, if ya post a pic we might be able to provide a better call on Willow. [​IMG]
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Can you post a picture of Willow? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would love to post photos , but my only camera is my old kodack VR35mm----[​IMG]---was hopeing for one this past christmas---maybe fathers day--------this old geezer-----[​IMG]----- spends his pension allowance on his chicks--2 furball dogs-- my very old antique fishing lures , and for stuff for rebuilding antique trunks in my work shop---i have so many thing i would like to post--coop---my hens--willow-----the 3 new peeps------dang----i bought a kodack DC4800 at a tag sale couple of weeks ago --sitting on my pc desk---don't know how it works--[​IMG]--- i should have had the young lady explain it to me better.......[​IMG]..
     

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