Sexing at hatch - I can't believe this (sad update)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by galanie, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    So what do you think, orpington here, boy or girl? :lol: [​IMG] I've seen wattles show up at a week, but never at hatch!
     
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  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And look at the comb on that chick!!!!!


    You'll definitely have to update this thread to see if it ends up playing out to be a rooster.
     
  4. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes...Updates please as it gets older!!
     
  5. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I will. And I'll try to get a picture on this rainy ugly day. It's out with a broody that just hatched another chick now. Since it's dried out the comb doesn't look as big nor can you see the wattles but we know they're there. It will truly be interesting to see how this chick grows.
     
  6. cjwaldon

    cjwaldon Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] subscribed . . .
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Here's a couple pics I got this morning. My camera is cheap so it's really hard to get good closeups, sorry for the blurriness. [​IMG] With his week old "sister" [​IMG] If you're wondering, the hen was buff and the rooster splash. I expected a strange color but didn't expect the "buff" part or his beak to be so red.
     
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  8. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Sad news. I found it dead in the nest at 3 days of age. :hit

    The broody accepted it as her own but seemed rather indifferent towards it. Maybe she detected something. I know that it looked strong and healthy but cried and wasn't interested in eating or drinking. All it seemed to do when momma was up was cry. And it wasn't steady on it's feet, even at 2 days old when it should have been running around. So I guess "he" just wasn't a healthy chick.
     
  9. HenriettasMom

    HenriettasMom New Egg

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    So sorry! He was a cutie. RIP little one.
     
  10. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear he didn't make it. He looked like he would have been "all man", too.
     

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