My Chick(en) Photo thread - My how they've grown

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MichiganWoods, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    I've been snapping away ever since they hatched, so I figured I should probably start posting a few. [​IMG]

    We'll start the thread with my Rhode Island Whites, from hatch until now (week 2).


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    ^ A Day Old ^

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    ^ A Week Old ^

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    ^ 2 Weeks Old ^

    I'll work on the Easter Eggers / Amer's tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    U had me hoping they were progressive up to maturity....I've never seen an RIW....Cute little chickies!!
     
  3. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Thanks! Oh, I will add new pictures of each type of chicken each week, and I will just edit the post that has that breed.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    how do you get a rhode island white?..X with something?..they are cute!
     
  5. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    No, Rhode Island Whites are purebred. To quote this site ,

    The Rhode Island White originated in 1888 through the efforts of Mr. J. Alonzo Jocoy of Peacedale, Rhode Island. He developed the breed by crossing White Wyandottes with Partridge Cochins and Rose Comb White Leghorns. In 1903, Mr. Jocoy made the breed known to the public and offered individuals for sale. The breed continued to be developed and improved so that it more closely resembled the Rhode Island Red’s brick-like body shape. This distinctive shape helped to prevent the breed from looking similar to and being confused with White Wyandottes or White Plymouth Rock chickens. In 1922 the Rhode Island White was admitted to the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection during the national conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, that year. The Rhode Island White gained some popularity in the US up until the 1960’s, at which time their numbers began to decline. The breed never came close to the overwhelming popularity that the more famous Rhode Island Red chicken achieved.

    And thanks! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  6. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Ok, here are the Easter Eggers!


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    ^ A Day Old ^

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    ^ A Week Old ^

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    ^ 2 Weeks Old, showing off his/her pretty toes to the Chick Cam ^
     
  7. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Very cute pics !
     
  8. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    Thank you. [​IMG]

    Here's my favorite Easter Egger... she's very different from the rest of the gang. Her beak and feet are pink, and her feathering is much lighter with much less striping than any of the others.

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    ^ Just arrived from Ideal Hatchery ^

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    ^ Today ^

    Wish I could figure out what color she'll be when she's all grown up. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  9. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    AAAW!!! Cute babies, they grow sooo fast!!!!
     
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    I love looking at chick pics [​IMG]

    thanks for sharing
     

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