Miss Prissy here are your two babies

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by scgamecock, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    They are 12 weeks old today.

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    I know the waterer looks really dirty but they have an automatic waterer in their pen however they have only been in their new coop for 4 days and have had a hard time getting used to using it. It's real familiar to them so I put it in there for them but they kick hay and dirt up in it by the time I get home.
     
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  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful...what are they?
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Blue and Splash Orpington's.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The blue especially looks like he'll have a nice comb. Very handsome. Yeah, they sure can mess up a waterer, can't they? My chicks are so bad, I can see them with little shovels heaving shavings in the moment we clean it out.
     
  5. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    They are beautiful... are they tailless?
     
  6. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Quote:Yeah I didn't realize it was in the picture.I just put it in there til they got used to the auto one.So you think both of them is boys?I thought the splash was a pullet for a while but I'm nit sure now.
     
  7. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Quote:No but Orpington's don't have big tails and some of them take forever to get much of one.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look great! The males do get a lovely tail if you don't have mean fat hens that pluck them!

    Here's Wheeler and his beautiful tail!

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  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    That is the largest tail on an Orpington roo I have ever seen.you better hold on to him Miss Prissy.
    That blue one was such a runt when he was born that I didn't think he was going to make it.He took forever to hatch and was really weak but he's growing strong and catching up with the other one's.
    Sometimes runts end up being the biggest of the bunch.
     
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  10. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    huh interesting. I have Buff Orpingtons and they are 5 weeks old and all have quite significant tails already... same as my Marans and EEs. Of course, two of my male Marans still have no tails at all, while the others have really long ones. I guess they all just develop at different rates!

    Anyway, they are very beautiful, and Miss Prissy's rooster is stunning!!!
     

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