My most recent hatch - 11.13.10

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happytxchick, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I hatched test eggs from Happy Chooks. Here's what I got:

    Chick #1 - front & back
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    Chick #2 - this one appears to be feathering out blue
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    Chick #3
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    Chick #4 - maybe blue, too, but a darker blue than #2 - what do you think?
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    Chick #5 - this one hatched with bare patches on it's back & a splay leg that is correcting itself
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    Chick #6
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    Chick #7
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  2. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    These are Olive Eggers.

    Chicks #s 4, 5, and 7 have feathered legs.

    Happy Chooks, do you think any of these look like they are the product of your Welsummers roo?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The ones with the feathered shanks are definitely from my olive egger rooster, he has BCM in him with feathering on his shanks. Both my welsummer and my ameraucana's have clean legs.

    All the blues should be fathered by my olive egger rooster. All my ameraucana's are black, combined with a wellie roo, it would produce all black chicks. But my olive egger roo can also produce black chicks. There's no way to be certain who fathered them, which is why I put them as test eggs. I also wanted to see what the olive egger Roo produced in offspring.

    So, the long answer to your question is the black chicks without feathers on their shanks are your best bet for being fathered by my welsummer rooster.

    None of the ones I hatched had feathered shanks, which surprised me. But 2 other test hatchers hatched some with feathered shanks.

    ETA: I will be separating the roosters soon, then I'll be able to do more hatching knowing who fathered them.
     
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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Number 2 and 4 are certainly blue. Number 7 may be as well, hard to tell in the pic.

    The bare one confuses me, I'm not sure what causes that.
     
  5. SteveH

    SteveH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
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    Congrats , and thanks for the pics .
     

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