mystery chicks! PICS added!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by laughingllama75, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY! I had 3 little chicks hatch today, i have no idea what they are. Here is the scoop......
    I have 1 black cochin roo, he is the leader of the barnyard...he has a flock of bantam purebred hens that consist of:
    2 silkies
    2 RI Red
    2 mille fleur Belgian D'uccle
    1 mille fleur dutch
    3 black frizzle cochins
    2 black mottled cochins
    3 nankin

    Ok....so, I keep my cochins seperate whe I want to breed...they have been molting for a month, so I let everyone mingle. I always take the eggs, if I am not hatching cochins (or my nankins).....somehow, my black silkie got to setting on 2 eggs. I had no idea she was on them, last I checked, she was on nothing. [​IMG] she has been all summer, literally. So, here's the dilemma. Usually, all my chicks are black.....since they are black based cochins. These guys are CHIPMUNK STRIPED!!!!!
    What the ??????? [​IMG]
    So, the only roo that could have gotten them, is my late Serama cockerel...... I did not think he was "doing anything" yet. Hmmmm....... I am so excited. can you tell? Sorry for the long post......[​IMG]

    *I am wondering if my brassyback OEG pullet is laying.....she was in with my cockerel, they were hatched in march. Hmmm.....the chicks are the right size and color....legs will darkin in a day or two, I think. Hmmm.......
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    and here's "Momma Hen"
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    this is why I HATE letting the chickens mix.....I try to keep only purereds, but at this time of the year, with molting and all, I figured it was safe. darn it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2008
  2. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
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    Ohh can you post pics? they sound pretty!
     
  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will tomorrow, I just saw them right before I posted. There were still recovering from hatching. Dry, but shaky. [​IMG] I just love little peeps!
     
  4. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, pics are added........and I found a third chick. Last night, I thought there were only 2. They are still SO cute!
     
  5. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    ohh they are soo cute!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Looks like the "baby chick/chipmunk fairy" paid a visit to your coop! LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Congrats! I would be happy if I were you, even if you weren't expecting them and were hoping to have purebreds only. [​IMG]
     
  6. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I am happy with them, what I cant stand is NOT KNOWING what they are. Besides cute, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    hehehe! you're right on that one! LOL [​IMG]
    They look like quail chicks! [​IMG]

    OH OH I KNOW!!! They are chipmunk chicks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
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    OH my goodness!! those are GORGEOUS CHICKIES!!


    Um, yea, just pop em in a box and mail em on over!! LOLOL
     
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:ROTFLMAO! I'm up for that!
     
  10. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone for the complients on my new little peeps. They are so cute. [​IMG] pretty good for a surprise, eh?
    tonight, they were wobbling around momma hen, who was showing them the food and water. She is such a good broody, even if she is a silkie......... [​IMG]
     

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