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Getting my newest additions Wednesday!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Fairyprncss5678, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Fairyprncss5678

    Fairyprncss5678 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am SO excited!!!!!! I get to pick up my new babies this Wednesday( between 1 and 5 pm). Only a small order of 6 silkies (hatchery choice so hopefully a few different colors) and 2 blue Swedish ducklings (females).

    A couple of weeks ago my neighbors dogs dug under our fence and killed 2 of my hens. I would be devastated regardless but they got my 4 yr olds and mine favorite girl, Princess Strawberry (I guess which of us named her). Anyways, We've been super upset so my husband , knowing I've wanted to add silkies for a very long time, told me I should order some. He doesn't get to spend as much time with the chickens as we do so he's not as attached but he's happy bc we've (kinda) stopped mopping around.
    I am so ready to get these little ones!
    Who else has ordered/what have you ordered?

    Sorry for all the over enthusiasm.
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    This is Princess Strawberry. [​IMG] I miss my sweet girl. Her daughter is behind her. Her name is Eclair. She's also very special to us, as is her other daughter (Chirpy- who turned out gray with to solid white parents????)
     
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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is really cool and exciting. I've been around Swedish ducks before and I'd say they're an awesome breed to be around but I've got to say Runner Ducks are my favorite so far. Can you show a picture of Chirpy? I'm going to have to go back through my pamphlet about genetics especially about white but I might have found out why whites can produce colored babies.
     
  3. Fairyprncss5678

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    This is Chirpy. Her mom , Strawberry, was an Ameracuana (spelling?) and her dad was a California White.
     
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    More Chirpy
     
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    Fairyprncss5678 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never had any runners. I have a Cayuga and two Pekin currently. I've heard a lot of good things about runners. I may have to add them next year!
     
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    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, than you can have your Cayuga's, Pekin's and your Swedish too!
     
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