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Help! My new babies don't look anything like the others.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Debi214, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Debi214

    Debi214 Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    I have a barred rock rooster and 2 silver wyandotte hens and I hatched out 8 of their eggs last weekend. But now I have 2 light yellow with chipmunk markings, 2 dark golden with chipmunk markings and 4 black and white with the dots on their heads which is what their parents looked liked when chicks. Has anyone ever had that happen?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, you just hatched out some baby mutt eggs so I'm sure that color mix as babies is normal! Congrats on the new ones! They will make a colorful flock as they grow up!
  3. Debi214

    Debi214 Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    Richmond, VA
    Thanks! I was thinking that too. I love how different they are and how colorful the flock will be.[​IMG]
  4. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    if thats what the parents looked like its perfectly normal the babies look the same
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Keep track of which ones are roos... it will be interesting to see what their colors were as chicks...

    and as always... PICS!!.
  6. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Songster

    Nov 4, 2008
    you will have a very interesting flock![​IMG][​IMG]

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