PICS from my Thanksgiving hatch!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skeeter9, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Chunky chickie!!! Cuckoo Marans (cockerel?)

    Another Cuckoo Marans

    Another fluffy Cuckoo Marans

    A light colored Cuckoo Marans

    Black Orp

    Cuckoo Marans - born black with no spot. No barring on wings yet?????

    Blue Orp

    Everybody in a pile napping. Note the 2 Sumo chicks watching over them!!!!!

    Cuckoo Marans

    One of the Sumo chicks (Cuckoo Marans) snuggled in.
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Very sweet! The lighter CMs are probably cockerels. They are never as dark as the pullets. Sumo chick is right! That's exactly what I called the first chick hatched by herechickchick from Suede with my Buff Brahma as the mom. What a little tank it was! Now, at three months old, we find out it's a pullet! A big chunky pullet!
    They look great-love the chickie pile!
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Thanks, Cyn.

    As usual, it looks like I have mostly cockerels. GGGRRRRRR!!!! Oh well, at least I have several with feathered legs.

    Can't wait to see how I came out on the Orps. The blue one is bigger than the 2 black ones, so I'm hoping that the blue is a cockerel and the blacks are pullets. That would work out just fine!!!

  4. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    [​IMG] Lori, they are adorable!
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Thanks, Lynn!

    I'm having lots of fun with them. Their little personalities are so cute!!
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Are you sure the chick that has no barring isnt maybe a black Orp.? They are all really cute. [​IMG]
  7. Mac

    Mac Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    South Central PA
    I LOVE that pile of chicks!

  8. LisaJean

    LisaJean Songster

    Precious baby chick pics! Thanks for sharing. Gorgeous little puffballs.
  9. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Cuckoo Marans are such beautiful chickens. Does look like about three cockerals at least. When I had Marans, I always hatched more Cockerals than pullets.
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    No, Countrygirl, I'm not positive that the black one with no barring is not an Orp. It's possible that in the excitement of hatching I made a mistake. The only thing is that it is quite a bit more fuzzy than the other Orps and the Marans are all fuzzy like that. But I definitely could have made a mistake.

    Bama -my last few hatches have been very heavy on the cockerels and I'm afraid this one is turning out the same!


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