My tough Japanese chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by columbiacritter, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Captain Jack Sparrow

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    Black Beak, his side kick

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    Lira, the only buff survivor

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    And for size comparison. Elvira, the possible barred rock, from the neighbors
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    Fingers crossed they are all eating and pooping. Running around being silly chicks. Their new sibs ship on the 17th.
     
  2. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very handsome birds! I am a strong admirer of the scrappy breeds such as the various Game breeds, Cornish, etc... T

    I still desperately want to raise a flock of Red Jungle Fowl one of these days, just so I can observe the original chicken in its most original natural state.

    That "Barred Rock" in your last pic... Are those feathers on its legs? If so, it ain't a BR! lol
     
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not feathers, just dark markings. She's supposed to be a barred rock but not a single barring on her coal black wing feathers.
     
  4. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rocks didn't get barring until feathers start to come in. I also have 1 barred rock that barely has any barring but still is a BR. Yours looks like a barred rock baby. The leg coloring also looks like a BR baby.
     
  5. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, coloring on BR's can vary a LOT, and some feathers may be barred and some not. You can't know until they feather out, and then not for sure. Some birds just don't feather true to breed type, especially if there is any cross-breeding in its pedigree.
     

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