My really ugly birds - how did this happen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkhope, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scenario - I had three buff silkies and one partridge (all hens) and two roosters - a buff and little Kazoo (lemon blue cochin/silkie). Kazoo hit puberty REALLY early and started mating before I could get him moved to another pen. My girls went broody and hatched out the eggs laid during that time and here are the results.

    There are three that look like this, they're not buff, they're not white, they're a really odd egg shell color.
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    Then there's this one who has a coat of many colors. The picture doesn't do him justice, he seems burgundy, purple/lavender and grey.
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    I don't even know HOW this one happened. He also has a stripe at both eyes.
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    All of them have black skin and feathered feet and some of them have only four toes, or one has four toes on one foot and five on the other. They are just WEIRD and I'm sorry, they're ugly. They're free if you want them! [​IMG]

    Here is a picture of Kazoo.
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    My hens and rooster never threw anything but buff color and occasional reddish.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    awwww......lol......awwww.......heheheheee
     
  3. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, the first one is cute!

    The rest....welllll........ [​IMG]
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    It seems Kazoo should be permanently barred from passing on any more of his genes!
     
  5. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems Kazoo should be permanently barred from passing on any more of his genes!

    I know!!!! He's such a pretty bird too!!! I gave him away quite some time ago, think I should warn is current owner? [​IMG]
     
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    YES!! LOL.....He is a pretty boy, just not so pretty babies!
     
  7. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    I like the last chick, the partridgey one. [​IMG]
     
  8. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I think they are all pretty but we are unfortunatly getting rid of the majority of our roosters, otherwise I would take them all.
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh my! No, really... they aren't THAT bad! [​IMG]
     
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I think they're awesome. I love Kazoo's rocker-style hairdo. Too bad I'm between flocks at the moment (living in a townhouse while saving for a real house with lots of room for CHICKENS and GEESE... just got married! [​IMG]) or I'd love to have them.
     

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