Pics of my Rhodel chicks.

shelleyb1969

Star Bright Farm
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Jul 24, 2008
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These are pics of 2 of the chicks that I hatched out last week...and more are hatching now. Their daddy is my Delaware roo and mom is 1 of my Rosecomb Rhode Island Red hens. I can't wait to watch them mature. Both breeds of hens have been superb winter layers for me, so I can only expect the same from hens of this cross.

This is at 1 day old:
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This is 1 of them today at 6 days old:
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This is "Prince", the daddy:
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This is "Rella", 1 of my RRIR hens and the possible mom:
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Serrin

Songster
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Jul 19, 2009
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Oooooh!!! Pretty Roo!!! And momma is a lovely little thing herself. The cross should be most interesting to see develop. Please! PLEASE! Post picks in a few more weeks so that we can all see how this cross is progressing! I know I sure would like to see!
 

shelleyb1969

Star Bright Farm
11 Years
Jul 24, 2008
4,460
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261
Brown City, Michigan (Thumb)
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Thanks so much, Serrin and Kathy!

I will update each week with pics. They're only 6 days old, and they've already got tail feather sprigs!...just tooo cute.
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I've also got standard dark Cornish and Barred Holland chicks (all the same age as the Rhodels) in the brooder, too. As you know, the standard Cornish get B-I-G!...but these 2 Rhodels are the same size as the Cornish are right now, whereas the Hollands are smaller (which is typical for the breed). I have a feeling that the Rhodels are going to be very big, too. Prince is quite big himself. The pic was taken at the beginning of January when he was 8 months old. He's quite a large roo, but you can't really tell that by the pics.
 

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