New RIR chicks...Picture added

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eman, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. eman

    eman Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 9 out of 12 RIR eggs hatch last night in my home made bator. My question is I have one chick that is a lot darker than the others. Is this a sex link thing?

    Eric

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    Last edited: Aug 18, 2007
  2. homecatmom

    homecatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cute picture. I have 2 RIR and one is like yours much darker than the other. Being new to having chickens I am not sure if it makes a difference or not. I will wait and see your answers. In 3 weeks the changes from little fluff balls like yours to feathered "teenagers" has been very surprising to me. Have fun with the little ones![​IMG]
     
  3. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe!!! So cute!!! This hatching thing is so much fun!

    Eric... How did you make your bator? I did mine like the chic chick bator but without the water wriggler, since I can't find one. I have eggs that are due to hatch in a week.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I say that darker one is a bit dark even for true RIR's. Maybe some roo got into the breeder pen. [​IMG]

    Else it could just be genes for that bird and you'll have a nice dark hen. [​IMG]
     
  5. User48

    User48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, can't help you with speculation on the darker one, but had to chime in and say how cute they are & congrats to you on accomplishing what you did with a homemade bator. We have 5 almost 1-wk old chicks & out of the assortment of 5, the RI red is the clear favorite. I envy you having so many of them!!

    Laura
     
  6. kelly

    kelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OHHH They are so cute! I have RIR's and in a couple of weeks after vacation I want to build an incubator and try hatching some. Now I can't wait! Thanks for the pics.

    Kelly/Alabama
     
  7. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute! Congratulations. Maybe another roo got in the breeding pen, or a super reccessive gene chose to act up. [​IMG]

    Maybe you left that one in the bator a bit too long and got toasted. [​IMG] j/k

    EDIT: You should name it smokey, or toasty, or hot tamale. DO IT! [​IMG]
     
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  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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    That MUST be why! Too close to the heat elements!
     
  9. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol! Could be true the rest are krispy [​IMG]
     

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