New Suedelettes! BBS Orp Chicks- NEW Pics - 8 Wks- Post 58! 10/2

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The splash belongs to Smoky. The two blacks and the blue belong to Dusty, her sister, all sired by my big old Suede. The splash and the two blacks are 12 days old and the blue one is 8 days old and they all belong to Cetawin, who will pick them up the first part of September. The black one in the first pic, with the white in the wings, is a male for sure--he crowed at 4 days old! Of course, we're sure the splash is a boy. His name is Zeus and he is full brother to the late, great Thor.

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  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    [​IMG] They are beautiful. I think that blue one may be a boy too...the wing feathers are different lengths or so they appear.....LOL Time will tell for sure maybe s/he will declare itself soon. [​IMG]
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Don't know if you noticed, but the black pullet has a little tail coming in already, plus the even wing feathers. When the blue is as old as the others are now, we'll reassess that and see if he/she has a little perky tail or nada. The wing feathers are not completely even, but not nearly as pronounced in the length differences as Zeus or Atlas's were when they came in.

    Do you have a pic of Thor at about two weeks old for us to compare with Zeus? Of course, if the blue is a boy, we'll rehome Atlas (if you want) and you can choose a new name for him or rename him Atlas.
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Do I have pics of Thor? hahahaha let me see


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    This was at 10 days old

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    Here is one at almost 3 weeks...couple days shy

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    This was when he tried to flare up at Cheyenne...

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    Ah here was that look we spoke about.... having a hard time remembering ages because I do not have access to my pics these are stored here I am thinking about 7 weeks or so

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    11 - 12 weeks old

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    And of course....getting loves and mama time

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  5. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Such Cute Chicks! [​IMG]
     
  6. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    awww the fluffy puffs!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They got their first roost bar today. The blue one is 12 days old and the other three are 16 days old. They were rather suspicious, of course, and I had to put a couple on the bar so they realized it would not eat them. LH, note the shoulder feathers on the blue baby already, leading me to think it's a pullet, as I originally thought. Time will tell!

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  8. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blue chick is SOOOOOO precious!!!! Seems like shes ALWAYS looking at the camera when you are taking pictures........so adorable![​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Big, strong chicks - they are healthy beauties!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thank you, both! I'm so thrilled with them and I know Ladyhawk is, too. Zeus, the splash boy, is very calm and unafraid of us, and I believe he'll be a natural leader like his late, great brother, Thor. The others take a bit more convincing, LOL.
     

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