mystery chicks! PICS added!

laughingllama75

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
761
1
153
NH
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.
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 ???????

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......


*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.......



and here's "Momma Hen"


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.
 
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laughingllama75

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
761
1
153
NH
I will tomorrow, I just saw them right before I posted. There were still recovering from hatching. Dry, but shaky.
I just love little peeps!
 

laughingllama75

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
761
1
153
NH
Ok, pics are added........and I found a third chick. Last night, I thought there were only 2. They are still SO cute!
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
7,528
537
396
Maine
ohh they are soo cute!!!
Looks like the "baby chick/chipmunk fairy" paid a visit to your coop! LOL


Congrats! I would be happy if I were you, even if you weren't expecting them and were hoping to have purebreds only.
 

laughingllama75

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
761
1
153
NH
Oh, I am happy with them, what I cant stand is NOT KNOWING what they are. Besides cute, LOL.
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
7,528
537
396
Maine
hehehe! you're right on that one! LOL

They look like quail chicks!


OH OH I KNOW!!! They are chipmunk chicks!
 

Quail_Antwerp

[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs
11 Years
Aug 16, 2008
2,851
7
191
Ohio
OH my goodness!! those are GORGEOUS CHICKIES!!


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

laughingllama75

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
761
1
153
NH
thanks everyone for the complients on my new little peeps. They are so cute.
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.........
 
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