Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Why me??? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] In the immortal words of Bill Paxton, " This ain't happnin', man!" [​IMG]

    Out of six Orpington chicks, I was wrong about them in two ways. I at first thought I had three blacks, two blues and the splash. Today was so warm that I opened their screen door and in natural lighting, I see that one of the blacks is actually a very dark, dark blue. Fine, no problem. That's happened before. But, this other thing.. why me? Out of the six Orps, I have FIVE cockerels. FIVE, FIVE, FIVE! My only pullet is one of the blacks. The splash, a very definite cockerel. Why did Cara get a splash pullet from my eggs? Why did PC get a splash pullet from my eggs? Why, oh why, can't I have one? [​IMG]

    So, I have three blue cockerels, one black cockerel, one splash cockerel and my lone black pullet. I hope I'm wrong about one of the blues at least, but pink wattles at less than five weeks old would indicate a boy to me. The others are so obvious, there's no question.

    Oh, halo... when you see that splash boy, you may want to drive all the way up here to get him, LOL. He's a beauty.

    Photobucket's back so here are the pics!
    Splash baby:

    The two medium blues, then the darkest blue:

    Last, the black cockerel and the black pullet, who just refused to pose:
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Cynthia, I feel your pain! I also have the gift of only being able to hatch cockerels. [​IMG]
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Pics, must have pics! [​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Does this mean you are plugging in the bators?

    Push back everyones eggs a week and get going on a pullet. I won't be disgruntled to get mine a week later.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2008
  5. Frogtown

    Frogtown Back 40 Farm

    Aug 16, 2007
    South Carolina
    So Speckled hen, would you be willing to send that cute little splash boy my way?[​IMG]
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Oh Cyn you're killin me....he is beautiful.....

    I just checked Mapquest would have to be 6 or 7 hours for me to drive up there. I think you need to send me eggs of that exact same cross; since Im wanting a boy, Ill probably get the splash pullet, then we'll swap!
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wish I was closer, or that you shipped!
  8. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Oh....... that is a shame [​IMG] !!! That splash is soooooo pretty !!

    I don't know but if it were me I wouldn't sell anymore of those eggs until I had a splash pullet. If you'd been greedy and kept those eggs both of those pullets would have been

    Ok, everybody chant with me... PLUG IN THE BATOR, PLUG IN THE BATOR, PLUG IN THE BATOR....

    Julie [​IMG]
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    No, Priss, I think I'm going to quit hatching till I get some Orp eggs from Ewesheep. I seem to send all my "pullet" eggs to other people, certainly every splash pullet! Maybe she'll send me her girly eggs and keep the roos for herself, LOL.
    Sara, if halo decides she can't get this splash boy, (and that is quite a long way to come, isn't it, Kathy?) then he's yours, if you want him. Nobody thinks this is a pullet, do they?(((madly hoping against hope)))This batch is under five weeks old and he's pretty pink for that age.
  10. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Man "it" it pretty, maybe it is just a tease and will turn out to be a girl....

    Julie [​IMG]

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