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Jubal - Splash Orpington Cockeral - Update

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissPrissy, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nine weeks ago I hatched a clutch of eggs from Tuffoldhen's blue/black/splash orpington stock.

    I have 2 light brahma/blue orp crosses, 1 buff/blue cross, 3 blacks, 4 blues and 2 splashes.

    I think I beat the odds! I have 2 black cockerals and 1 black pullet, 1 blue cockeral and 3 blue pullets, 1 splash cockeral and 1 splash pullet. Woot! All from 1 hatch. [​IMG]

    I plan to keep the black and splash cockerals and will probably offer the blue at some point in the future. I would like to see how he starts filling out first.

    I took some photos of the splash cockeral this evening. He wasn't in the mood to pose but I got enough photos to get a good look at his body.

    His name is Jubal.

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    In this photo you can see the splash pullet in the background and one of the black cockerals.

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    I am eager to watch him grow out.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    He is going to be a good looking fellow....I have two splash that are a week and a half old, one from my birds and one from Julies...so hoping one of them will be a roo.....lol
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Handsome guy, Angie.
     
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is one good looking roo!!
     
  5. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's a beauty! Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  6. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good looking birds! I really like the blue color. When I first saw it I wasn't crazy about it, but now it's growing on me!

    You also gave me a good idea of how to leg band growing birds! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    He is adorable [​IMG]
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    TOH, he isn't as big as Mosby was when I got him from you but in the next three weeks I think he will be nearer to that size. At 12 weeks he may surprise me but I think he will be just a tad smaller than Mosby.

    He has a nice personality. He is one of the very first to come investigate me when I go into their nursery coop.

    The buff/blue cross I think has set himself up at the flock roo for this hatch and is very pushy, somewhat aggressive, but Jubal ignores it and walks past with a little push. Very funny to watch.

    I wish I could keep them all but I have to start finding a home for some of them within the next month.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I took this photo this week. It is a much better shot of his feathering.

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    The black opr cockeral behind him isn't look too shabby himself. he just won't stand still and let me get a good photo. Little brat! LOL
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Very handsome [​IMG]
     

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