Mr Speckles project eggs hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hinkjc, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    22 out of 24 eggs hatched from our F1 large fowl jubilee project. I'm not sure if the remaining 2 eggs will hatch, but I left them in just in case. Here are some pics from just moving them to the brooder.


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    I also have bantam orp project eggs hatching. 2 babies so far and I still see pips, so I'll post pics when I move them to the brooder. [​IMG]
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Congrats on such a great hatch rate and on such a great project. I am really looking forward to the results. It will be interesting to see if they show signs of "speckling" like the reverse cross that I hatched.

    (Note to self- check on that chick and see how color is progressing.) [​IMG]
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not familiar with the sizing.

    "9 1/2" ??? Is that a new poultry chick sizing group I don't know about yet?

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    Congrats on the amazing hatch rate!
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    They are so cute!! Congrats on a really great hatch! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to seeing these guys once they begin to get their adult feathers in.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are beautiful, Jody. I can't wait to see them feathered out. Nice work you two.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] I can't wait to see how they feather out. [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I can't wait either. The first run could be straight black, but we won't know for sure if they have mottling until they start feathering in I believe. If we don't get mottling on these, I may just use our other mottled pullets with him to produce the desired effect. Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

    We're up to 3 bantam babies, but I probably won't get their pics until later tonight or tomorrow morning.
     
  8. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck Jody.
     
  9. noriko

    noriko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! They are so cute!! My Ameraucanas are hatching now too! [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:i saw that also! [​IMG]
     

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