Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. EmilyB86

    EmilyB86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to help 3 as 2 of them were shrink wrapped and the other one was deformed but is making Good progress!
     
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    So actually you have assisted one third of your hatch..... thus the challenge. [​IMG]
     
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  3. EmilyB86

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    I gues!
     
  4. EmilyB86

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    How old are ducks when you can tell what colour they are?
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    @RubyNala97 check out this little pretty. From my white silkie or my barred bantam cochin hen covered by my blue frizzle bantam cochin roo. They all look alot like this one. 3 blue and 3 black, and it looks like 3 frizzle and 3 smooth. I can't tell the mommas' eggs apart yet, so does this have any silkie look to you? Only 1 has 5 toes (not the one pictured) I was sure hoping I would be able to figure them out, once they hatched, but I guess its going to take more time :)

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  6. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a pretty little bit!!!!
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    She is pretty.

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  8. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    I like the frog in the background. :lau
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    What a cutie! Before I read the whole post I was planning on asking how many toes they had! :) the dark skin and dark beak are definitely silkie qualities. But I'm so bad about knowing what characteristics other breeds have. Do the other potential parents have dark skin too?

    X2...this is what I was going to say!! :gig
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Armand is definitely the father. :D blue frizzle bantam cochin. Mom is either white silkie or barred bantam cochin. I haven't been able to pin down who lays which egg and they are very similar looking eggs. The cochins toes are lighter, but their legs are gray, and heavily feathered. I noticed 2 of these chicks have really black legs and feet.

    The biggest thing is that I didn't think my cochin hen was laying often until midway thru the incubation, I got eggs from all the girls on the same day, and they are all so similar, I just don't know! Lol

    I'm guessing most of them came from silkie eggs, but just got more of the daddy's traits.

    Any males produced by the cochin female would be barred, and I haven't noticed any barring yet, but a couple blues sure look masculine.

    Oh well I play the waiting game.

    And I love the frog too :lau
     

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