Spitzhaubens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Andora, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    Re the chicks in photo above. I have a feeling that the one up high is a male, and the other two are pullets. I think the orphan is a male too. I could be wrong, but anyway that's my guess, looking at pics of last years' chicks at this age.
    I am thinking of telling the woman who wants them she can have just 2. If we have 2 male-female pairs, we then each get a pair. That may take several weeks, but she just moved and doesn't have a pen yet. And Moonshine is NOT going to let anyone take her babies early!
    If I keep a cockerel, I would want it to be a hen-raised one.
     
  2. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    I love all your your broody hen & chick pics. You inspired me.

    I went out and took a bunch of pics today.
    Here are the 2 remaining spitzes. Hatched May 1st, so 3 mo old today.

    The female
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    ...and the very handsome male [​IMG][​IMG]
    His chest is very dark. I'm not sure what to make of that.
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  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Yeah... not good coloring.
     
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  4. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    Have you ever seen any like it? Could it be a mix? (Orpington or serama are the only other roos, but I'm not seeing any traits of those breeds....other than the odd chest. Plus her Spitzes tend to stick to their own area.) I'm curious & wonder if he should be used as a back up. Could the feathering improve as he ages?
     
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  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I have no idea if that is from a mix or not.

    :idunno

    I am not sure from the photos... but the leg color looks good. Good leg color would make me more likely to think he isn't a mix.

    But... he can be pure bred and still have bad color. That is why it is always nice to have a bunch to pick from.

    And I am pretty sure that the feathering will not improve.
     
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  6. Virginia and James

    Virginia and James Songster

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    Two small friends I ask for help with, please?
    Hatch date 5/13, so 7 weeks yesterday.
    Silver:
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    And the gold:
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    Thank you in advance!
     
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    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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  8. Virginia and James

    Virginia and James Songster

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    I've had my eye on them for a while, finally jumped in in May with a dozen. We are paring it down to just a few.
    Whoops, sorry, yes! Asking the age old he/she question!
     
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  9. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    Post them again next week too..... They are at a crucial age and we will know for sure soon. Good luck!
     
  10. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    So what do you all think---- I'm planning to move my indoor chicks outside to their little coop today, as they are getting bored and stinky in their 1' by 2' birdcage brooder. Low temps will be in the low 70's, highs in 90's. There will be no heat source but they have lots of feathers and from what I see, they don't really use the warming corner under the CHE bulb... Spitz chick is about 3 weeks old, bantam may be several days older. With only 2 of them, tho, there isn't much warmth from huddling together.
    Their coop is within the run with the hen and chicks and they will be able to interact thru wire mesh. I am really enjoying setting everything up for them, and looking forward to seeing the reactions and taking photos.
     
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