Orpington chicks growing up

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by JaeG, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Having taken so many photos (and searched through so many threads about trying to sex them) I thought I would post some photos of my Orpington babies in the hopes it helps someone else. My Orpingtons are mixed colours - the breeder I got them from keeps mixed colour groups so she gets some interesting colour combinations.

    We started out with 6 that we gave to my broody bantam who loves being a mother. At 3 weeks we went and got 3 more from the breeder as all our blues sprouted combs and wattles.

    Please note the kids named most of them!

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    Little Boy Blue (I was pretty sure by the way he always stood upright that this one was a boy)

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    Blueberry Muffin

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    Butternut

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    Cuddles (dark one at the front)

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    Greeny in the food bowl

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    Fairy Floss (white or splash - we still aren't sure at 5 weeks)
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    1 Week Old
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    Little Boy Blue

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    Blueberry Muffin

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    Butternut

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    Cuddles

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    Greeny

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    Fairy Floss
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Little Boy Blue

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    Blueberry Muffin

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    Butternut

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    Cuddles

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    Greeny

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    Fairy Floss
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    3 Weeks Old - as a side note, at 19 days old the boys started sprouting their wattles!

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    Little Boy Blue

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    Blueberry Muffin

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    Butternut

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    Cuddles

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    Greeny

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    Fairy Floss
     
  5. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are our 3 new babies

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    Cinnamon Roll and Miss Muffet (who is a week younger)

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    This chick is still without a name as it's very well feathered (unlike the other boys) but has a big comb and small wattles that haven't dropped yet. Time will tell. It's very friendly though and started reacting to our broody bantam very quickly.
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Little Boy Blue

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    Muffin

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    Butternut

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    Cuddles

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    Greeny

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    Fairy Floss

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    Cinnamon Roll

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    Nameless

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    Miss Muffet
     
  7. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    5 Weeks Old

    It's getting tricky to take photos of them as they are more likely to jump on me than pose! Bang on 5 weeks their mother gave up on them (same as last time she had chicks) so she's back in the big coop.


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    Little Boy Blue

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    Muffin

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    Butternut

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    Cuddles

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    Greeny

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    Fairy Floss

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    Cinnamon Roll

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    Sooty (I felt bad it didn't have a name - looking more like a boy)

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    Miss Muffet
     
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  8. FutureFarmGal

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    How cute!!
     
  9. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you! We love them even though the boys will have to go back to the breeder as we are in suburbia. They are sweet chicks.
     
  10. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful, must be really special getting to see them grow up :)
     

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