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.
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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 ???????
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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......
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*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.
 
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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.
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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!◊
12 Years
Aug 19, 2008
7,584
607
476
Maine
ohh they are soo cute!!!
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Looks like the "baby chick/chipmunk fairy" paid a visit to your coop! LOL
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Congrats! I would be happy if I were you, even if you weren't expecting them and were hoping to have purebreds only.
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77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
12 Years
Aug 19, 2008
7,584
607
476
Maine
hehehe! you're right on that one! LOL
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They look like quail chicks!
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OH OH I KNOW!!! They are chipmunk chicks!
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Quail_Antwerp

[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs
11 Years
Aug 16, 2008
2,851
8
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.
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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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