New RIR chicks...Picture added

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

  1. eman

    eman In the Brooder

    May 18, 2007
    Burton, Ohio
    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?


    Last edited: Aug 18, 2007
  2. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    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 Songster

    Jun 13, 2007
    Casa Grande, AZ
    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

    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 Songster

    Aug 1, 2007
    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!!

  6. kelly

    kelly Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    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.

  7. DementedHam

    DementedHam Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Southern California
    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]
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2007
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD


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

    Krazy In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2007
    Lol! Could be true the rest are krispy [​IMG]

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