Meet Midgie ~ My Dwarf Barred Rock Roo...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by steffpeck, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have fallen head over heels for this little guy. I hatched some Barred Rocks from SpeckledHen last fall and I ended up with 6 Barred Rock Roo's. Well this little guy has turned out to be a dwarf chicken. He has no legs, they are so short, and I was holding him last night and really looking at his feet and his toes are only about 1/2 the size of his hatch mates. He is the cutest little thing ever, and is really quite sweet.

    Here is Midgie......

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    This is Max, one of his brothers. He is huge, and he is turning out so handsome!!!

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    Here is a picture of Max & Midgie next to each other so that you can see the size difference.. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll email you my address and you just ship that little guy to me....
     
  3. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    He is just adorable!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, Steff, you are the first ever recipient of a dwarf BR from my flock! This is an absolute first! Even his comb and wattles are way too tiny! Genes are the wildest things sometime. A friend of mine has a dwarf Silkie, so it does happen out of perfectly great bloodlines on occasion. Just never happened to me! Wow, this is very interesting. Wish I knew which girl was his mama.

    Max is so handsome!!! That is the usual type from my bunch.
     
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:OMG! He is ADORABLE! Cyn, it must be that clean mountain air up there [​IMG]
     
  6. Three_Blessings

    Three_Blessings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A very special roo!!! He's way too cute.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I am just floored. At first, both myself and Steff thought he was a pullet because the comb and wattles were not growing, but later, we saw those saddle feathers coming in. I"m just blown away. I wonder if anyone knows what causes dwarfism in a previously normal line of birds?
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:See!!! I am not the only one with Gender issues [​IMG]
    We thought Shaq was a boy because of his feet , but the color was too dark.

    I would be curious too on dwarfism in chickens. Maybe TLC will do a new show

    "Little Chicken, Big Coop" [​IMG]
     
  9. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    He is adorable. I think you should find a little lady for him and raise a whole flock! [​IMG] There is such a huge difference in him and his brother... Thanks for sharing..Dixie
     
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Sooooo cool and sooooo cute! Love him!!!
     

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