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More Chick Pics...Blue Orp/Buff Brahma Crosses, Odd BR, etc.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Here are more of the five week old chicks out in the nursery coop. Since Sara is hatching these right now, I wanted to show her my cockerel and pullet from the mating of my Blue Orp rooster and Buff Brahma hen-first the cockerel (see the gold feathers?), then pullet(at least I'm 95% certain it's a pullet):
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    This is the BR chick that has SLW markings as a tiny baby. The barring is very blotchy and weird still, but he looks more like a BR with very weird barring than anything else, at least at this time:
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    Other pics of my Black Orpington pullet-she just wont pose:

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  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look good and I agree on the Caroline babies, 1st is a roo and the 2nd is a little lady!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm glad only your pen was damaged in those storms, Adam! You're the first person I thought of today when I heard. Yeah, I'm pretty certain the black one is a girl. Not sure if I'll keep her or not, but at least I did hatch a Caroline baby!
     
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Well it is a cute little cockerel. I do love a good roo, but alas I can't have a whole flock of roos.[​IMG] Hopefully mine will be a pullet. Has anyone hatched a blue pullet from this cross?
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, Adam has, and someone else, I think, but cant remember who it was. Could be several someone elses, but there have been so many, I lost track.
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    He is splotchy! He reminds me of my Ancona/Barred Rock boys. They don't have good barring either, but it came from their mom. The father was the Ancona.
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know mabe he is just a mutated barred rock boy and not the SLW cross we all thought he was HMMMMMM.

    henry
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've seen messy barring, but this one is just terrible. And I've never seen one with white on the end of the tail like that. It's just bizarre, if he came from Lexie and Hawkeye. Even Gabriel and Zane have different barring. Gabe's is finer and Zane's is wide, but both are much more defined. Zane's isn't as crisp as Gabes, but this is just, well, there's no other words but blotchy/splotchy. Here are Gabriel and Zane today:
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  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    So what will you do with him ?
     
  10. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
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    How cute!
     

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