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VictoriaTemple

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Aug 27, 2018
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Anyone wanna see some funky chickens? This past summer Dennis (@dheltzel) gave me some Silkie/Cochin hybrids, which are totally adorable. Their chicks apparently are always barred (various patterns), and I THINK the down color is sex-linked, I just haven’t hatched enough to be sure yet. This 2 are the only ones I have grown out myself so far (the others were given to friends), and they both have these amazing crested head feathers! #1 pic (Blossom) is (I think) a cockerel and was born with charcoal colored down and a large white head spot. #2 pic (Pepper) is a pullet and likely Blossom’s 1/2 sister, I think Blossom’s mother was pure Silkie, and Pepper’s mother 1/2 Silkie 1/2 Cochin. Pepper was white with black wing-tips when hatched. #3 pic is their father Bud, whom Dennis guessed was 3/4 Cochin 1/4 Silkie. He has a bit of head fluff but nothing like his kids! I’ve never seen crested Cochins before, I’m so excited! 🥰

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BullChick

Enslaved by a Duckling
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Apr 17, 2012
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Coffee shop in zone 5
I didn’t realize Erie was so warm. :eek:
I checked two other places, and all three (mine and the other two) are saying around a foot of snow. Poor children can’t even get a snow day! :lau
 

Blarneyeggs

Crowing
9 Years
Oct 22, 2011
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Southeast PA
I’m lovin all these heated waterer options that have been posted! My main coop is so far from the house, I just can’t see me running electric to it. So I Keep several waterers and change them out throughout the day when it’s freezing. Not the best fix, but with the shorter days, it’s not too bad.
 

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