New Chickens, New Adventure!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by LilMissChick, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. LilMissChick

    LilMissChick Chirping

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    Thought I would show off my new baby chicks. This is my first adventure into chicken ownership and just in love with my little babies.

    I’ve got 2, 10 day old salmon faverolles, 1, 1 day old blue australorp, 1, 1 day old blue splash australorp, and 2 mottled Ameraucana. The breeder I got the Ameraucanas from gave me a discount because they have some feathers on their feet. She has a separate breeding pen for her project colour America as, and has no booted birds, so was pretty confused about how they got feathered feet. I’m not concerned, I love feathery feet and legs so the fluffier the merrier. Does anyone know what they originally interbred Ameraucanas with to get the mottled genes?

    Here’s some pictures of my little pumpkins.
     

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good luck with your chicks.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    You're off to a good start :wee
     
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  4. mesalina87

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    They look like a good. Congratulations.
     
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  5. Sweetlilgem

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    So cute!!! Congrats on becoming a chicken mama!!! They are just so much fun and bring so much happiness!! I’m just starting out too, I have 6, seven week old chicks in the coop and 4, one week olds in the brooder!! I’m addicted already and I love it!!
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    What breeds did you get? I am wondering if the ones with black spots may be mottled cochins
     
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  7. LilMissChick

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    Hi @drumstick diva!

    The ones with black spots are mottled ameraucanas:). The others are Faverolles and australorps
     
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  8. BY Bob

    BY Bob Proprietor, Fluffy Butt Acres

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club. Be careful as chickens are very addictive!
     
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  9. LilMissChick

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    And chicken math! I got four fluffy little Silkies to add to the mix. 4 partridge and 1 white. I felt so terribly bad for them when I first was putting them into the brooder! They huddled like fluffy little tiny frogs in my hand and didn’t want to leave because they were scared. It was kind of heart breaking, poor little dears. But now they are zooming around the brooder with the other chicks. It’s interesting. None of the other chicks tried to get underneath another chick, but these little guys are constantly trying to snuggle under a ‘mama’. All the other chicks seem very confused lol. It’s also interesting to see all the different body types. The silkies looking the most different. With squat, wide little bodies and forward set wings. One of them does have quite a vaulted skull, one looks like there’s maybe a tiny bit of one and the other two do not appear to have any of that problem. So here’s hoping that none of them get pecked on the head poor little peachkins.
     

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