How did this happen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BamaChicken, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Last nite another conehead hatched. It still hasn't completely fluffed out. I have created a partridge. I have a pen of silkies that I am not selling eggs from. I had a buff splash in with a splash for a while till I was ready to move in with buff cockeral who as of now I can't tell is doing any servicing. Also I had two buff silkies in with splash roo. I think this must be from the buff splash hen. Anybody need a partidge?
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, how did you get a partridge out of those colors? Hmm. Cute, though.
     
  3. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute chick...............but, those 2-tone nails make me shiver all over....! (just playin')
     
  4. Screebert

    Screebert Out Of The Brooder

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    Cute! Looks like he got his 'do gelled & slicked into a faux-hawk. [​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cute! I've got some silkie eggs in my incubator now. I've never had them and I used to think they were pretty ugly, but now I think they're pretty cute. [​IMG] These eggs were in the mail for 8 days, but a couple of nights ago when I candled some of them, it looked some of them were actually growing.
     
  6. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a pretty baby!! Interesting color. Should be a beauty when all feathered out!!!
     
  7. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Julie, I don't know the genetics of Partridge but with my first order of Silkie Eggs, I got them from a mixed flock and the majority hatched partridge. Many had black heads with the flecked body. I know there were black and buff in the flock and others from the mixed colored flock. Maybe they are really just Smut colored, LOL, I dont' know but the blend in some was very pretty.
     
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Thanks Skeeter. Katy I bet you have some hatches. Eggs can be up to 14 days and still viable although it goes down the older they get from what I understand.
    It does look like it used Dippity Do. I will take a pic later tonite and let you see how pretty it has fluff up.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I hope I get some to hatch [​IMG]

    Holey Moley....I haven't heard the name Dippity Do in a long time...do they still make that stuff?
     
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  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I doubt they still make Dippity Do. Now we things called Brace and such.
     

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