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My Ancona babys (I think)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GopherBoyFarms, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    First of all, we are new to chickens. Funny thing is I used ot have a bird phobia. If a bird flew by me I would hit the ground. Then DH say.. we are getting 25 day old chickens. I go along. They get here and I fall IN LOVE. I am tickled to death with them, and myself when I go to the brooder and they let me hold them, and I am seeing each one has there own personality. Is this normal?? Or is it just me trying to see somethign that isnt there? I was told that 3 of the 25 are Ancona's and these 3 chase after my hand, will pinch at me, and jump into my open hand, and fly up to my shoulder. They are so friendly and outgoing. More so then any others in the group. Is this normal for this breed?

    Here is a picture of some of our girls, if anyone knows any personality traits of any of them I would love to know.

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    THANKS!!
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Don't know about the anconas, but those polish are adorable!
     
  3. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    [​IMG] oh, thank you. We have 4 white crested black polish and 2 white polish. They all seem to be very calm (so far) and for a new chicken mamma..they are a real treat to have in my brooder!
     
  4. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice chicks! Congratulations! Yes, chickens have differently big personalities - some likes to be held, some like apples, and many more. And once you get under their cuteness spell, there's no turning back.

    Yes, some of the chicks look like Anconas(Mottled Anconas, I believe). Here are some pics from feathersite.com:

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    Good luck!
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Some of the chicks in our original order were Anconas, and they each had a fuzzy black spot right on the top of their heads. Their coloring mixes were different on the rest of their bodies. So my friends who got to keep them started calling them "dot heads" to distinguish them from the other two chick breeds.

    It was all fun and games until they were at a pizza restaurant talking about the chicks, and then noticed that there was an ethnic Indian family in the table behind them. Boy were they nervous that the family had overheard them!
     
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  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Oops...BH...

    Anconas are a Mediterranean breed=Lunatics...
    They're more likely to be flighty, not broody and hate being confined.
    But they're very pretty.
     
  7. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
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    Ok, my family now thinks I am crazy. This is "MY GIRL!" Miss Priss. Today she is 19 days old and I brought her inside the house. I have always been a total animal lover, but this little chicken won my heart. I hope I havent done her any harm by bringing her in the house. I went to the brooder tonight (in the garage) and as always she flew up to my shoulder. I wrapped her in my shirt and she fell asleep. So I brought her in the house. She slept wrapped in my shirt for almost an hour. My family thinks i am insane.
    This little chicken has been the star of the whole bunch since day one. Have I done her any harm in bringing her inside? She is back out with her sisters now...but she is my favorite..I am just wondering if it is ok to bring her inside from time to time???
     
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  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    No problem at all bringing her in...except the end result could be this...
    [​IMG]Miss MoneyPenny sitting on top of the couch
    or this
    [​IMG]Obelisk the Tormentor going upstairs.
     
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  9. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Too Cute with the chickens in the house! But, how do you deal with the poo? lol [​IMG] Do you just love em' so much it doesn't bother you?
     
  10. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

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    I have three anconas. They are not the friendliest birds I've got. But I had a friend tell me that if I would socialize them more they would probably be more tolerant of me. I'm not sure if that's true. It is characteristic of the breed (so I have read) to be standoffish with people. I sure don't see any harm in handling them if they will allow it, though! That is probably your best chance to raise friendly chickens.

    Mine aren't mean at all. But they run away from me... even when I'm not trying to catch them. LOL

    Good looking birds you got there! Enjoy them.

    Cassandra
     

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