New wee chickies

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by kittycast, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. kittycast

    kittycast In the Brooder

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    These are three chicks we bought at local FS to replace two roosters that we will have to re-home when they start crowing. I was only going to get two, but you know how that goes:D. They are 3 day old pullets- or at least that's what they were labeled as.

    Sunshine - a GLW [​IMG][​IMG]

    Sonny- a Spangled Russian Orloff -she;s the one I couldn't resist [​IMG][​IMG]

    Peep -A BR - I really hope she is a girl. I didn't read till after i bought them to pick the blackest one although she is darker than the pic- I used the flash. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Lesa

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    Oh, there is nothing cuter than chicks! Enjoy them, they will be big in no time!
     
  3. Lopiekitty

    Lopiekitty In the Brooder

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    A D O R A B L E!!! [​IMG]

    My "babies" just got big to darn fast.....nice to see pics of chicks....kinda reminds me. (sad mommy sigh there). [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    The BR could be a boy... but they are beautiful.
     
  5. chickenannie

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    you are brave to let them sit on your keyboard ! [​IMG]

    Cute chickies though!
     
  6. kittycast

    kittycast In the Brooder

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    Yeah - she hopped up on it, luckily no poo on the key board. I am worried about the BR now. Does anyone know about what age I'll be able to have a better idea?
     
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  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You'll have a pretty good idea by about week 4 for the BR. Watch for the feathering: males appear to be black on white with finer barring, whereas females look like they're white on black.

    Here's my BR pullet at about 6 weeks:
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    And here's our other BR (RIP), when she was the same age as yours:
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    Here, you can see the barring. Notice how the black is more prominent than the white.
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    Look for pics posted by Speckledhen of her BRs. She can help determine m/f.
     
  8. kittycast

    kittycast In the Brooder

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    Thanks JennsPeeps
     
  9. wyo-helpmeet

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    AW! BEEYOOTIFUL babies!!!
     

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