interesting mix

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by taxidermist, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. taxidermist

    taxidermist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since my neighbors dogs decided to cull my laying flock, i decided it was time to break out the incubator.
    Im setting 40 eggs from my "backyard mix" .
    i have 1 dark cornish rooster & 1 EE rooster . (I sold a young Shamo trio today that I'm hoping weren't breeding yet)
    my hens include- 1 white leghorn (purchased from tractor supply but lays a tan egg),1 deleware, 2 EE,1 dark cornish, 1 barred rock,1 deleware/comet, & 2 new ameraucauna hens (that i don't believe are laying yet since i purchased them ).
    should get some interesting offspring.
     
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I hope you'll post some pics of your hatchlings.
     
  3. taxidermist

    taxidermist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just got everything cooking! ;)
     
  4. taxidermist

    taxidermist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heres a pic of my chicks that hatched from this batch. I had good fertility. Only 1 egg didnt develop. I had several that fully developed but didnt hatch. It appears that my dark cornish rooster did most of the breeding, as i have mostly striped chicks. Some turned out black with white spots and some are white with random black spots. I also had several hatch that have beards and muffs. Time will tell........
     
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  5. Drewnkat

    Drewnkat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those stripey ones look a lot like my easter eggers did as babies.

    Thanks for posting pics of your fluffy babies. May they grow strong and healthy!
     
  6. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, my vote is EE on the chipmunks
     
  7. Sadie57

    Sadie57 Out Of The Brooder

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    scflock, I just pm'd you
     
  8. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I got it, hope that helps
     
  9. taxidermist

    taxidermist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An interesting note. ....one of the chicks from this flock is rumpless! :)
    I guess thats a recessive trait inhereted from the araucana in the Ee bloodline ? Ill try to add pics soon
     

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