micstrachan

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As a thank you offering for all the research you and @BY Bob have been doing into Legbars, I offer up some pictures of the young ladies.
Minnie looking quite grown-up with her red comb and blue ear tufts, Dotty looking a tad deranged and trying to put her fluffy butt in order. And both of them settling down to watch for bugs. Dotty has always been bigger and more developed but Minnie is definitely ahead in terms of comb and wattle development. I looked up pictures of Cream Legbars and they both have the pink chest that suggests they are both pullets in spite of Minnie’s precociousness.

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Such beautiful girls!
 

micstrachan

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@Aussie-Chookmum & I both have Aracaunas with sort of crests. My girl's is rather small & our birds are significantly different to American Aracaunas. They aren't rumpless for starters. :lol: My 2nd girl has beard & small muffs but no crest. There seems to be quite a bit of diversity from whatever the original bird was like.
Photos, please. I’m sure we’ve probably seen them, but please share anyway :)
 

Ribh

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@micstrachan I find my white chickens incredibly difficult to photo but here we go:

This is Beatha, splash Aracauna.
She has a small beard & tiny muffs. Her crest really never developed.
Rose comb, some feathering on her legs.
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Mhari.
No beard, no muffs but she does have quite a distinct crest that isn't really showing in this picture.
As you can see, both girls have tails.
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micstrachan

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@micstrachan I find my white chickens incredibly difficult to photo but here we go:

This is Beatha, splash Aracauna.
She has a small beard & tiny muffs. Her crest really never developed.
Rose comb, some feathering on her legs.
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Mhari.
No beard, no muffs but she does have quite a distinct crest that isn't really showing in this picture.
As you can see, both girls have tails.
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Ooohhh! They’re both Beautiful!
 

LozzyR

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It's such a sad situation.
Post after post, many new keepers, say they've just got this or that from a hatchery and they've fallen in love with them. Nobody it seems wants to tell them the poor creatures are likely to get sick and die inside three years.
I lost Emily after 8 months. :( Although I don’t think she died from reproductive issues. Penny and Chickie definitely did though. :hit
 

micstrachan

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***WARNING - GRAPHIC EYE PHOTOS***

I am utterly amazed at the human body’s ability to heal. I’m posting two photos, roughly 24 hours apart. The first photo was several hours after the injury. Seeing the damage is what prompted me to put the chickens in and seek medical advice/care. The second photo was just taken. I think there’s huge improvement! The abrasion has largely filled in already. Amazing!

Here come the photos. Stop viewing this post if you are eye squeamish.


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