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Here is Rhett the "only chick"

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Ellie, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    At 6 and a half weeks. He is still with his mama, Lacy. She left her first batch at 4 weeks and still protects and tries to feed this one at 6.5. I think it is because she is more experienced and she knows he is alone.

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    And with his mama

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    He is delightful and not afraid of me, which is great. I am hoping he is like his grandpa, Hawkeye, and daddy, Dutch. (From Speckled Hen)
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    So is that GLW the real mama of that BR roo?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope, Mahonri, Rhett is the son of my BR rooster, Dutch, and one of the BR girls, Holly. I sent Ellie "emergency eggs" when Lacy went broody.
     
  4. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Lacy is a Golden Laced Cochin. If you look real closely (and who normally would, lol) you can see her furry feet!

    This is one chick from 6 eggs!! Not only that, but this is my third try at getting a rooster since mine died. I got four wonderful girls from my first try at eggs from Cynthia... who woulda thunk it? Most get roos, nope, I get hens.

    This time, I got my roo. I am ecstatic and keep posting his handsome picture, lol.
     
  5. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    That is the perfect picture of the Day.

    Very beautiful.

    Thank you for posting it.

    Omran.
     
  6. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Why, thank you Omran. It was indeed at the end of a beautiful day. I love walking out there with the chickens in the late afternoon.
     
  7. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    What a wonderful picture of Rhett and his mama! He is so darn cute! Speckledhen sure makes good looking babies. Well, you know what I mean.
    That picture should be framed and hung on the wall.
     

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