the pertiest birds i've ever had

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gutfiddle, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. gutfiddle

    gutfiddle Out Of The Brooder

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    well the only birds i've ever had but i'm having so much fun raising my first bunch of chicks! Who knew barred rocks and buff orpingtons had such a sweet disposition?

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    EE and RIR

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    my RIR 'acts' like a Roo but I can't tell what's what.

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    one more month till the bbq!

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  2. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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    You're right, very pretty chicks! All except that last pic - Heaven knows what kind of horrible mix that one is! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Also, your BR looks pretty boyish to me, too - but darned cute!
     
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  3. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's a Rhode Island Porker?
     
  4. blefky

    blefky life in the yard

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  5. gutfiddle

    gutfiddle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm pretty sure Ruby Pig is a piney wood rootin sow and wont taste like chicken after she's been marinated in mojo and cooked slow n low in the smoker mmmm
     
  6. gutfiddle

    gutfiddle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:what makes him look boyish his comb? i hear peeps talkin about pointy feathers on a Roo can anyone explain which feathers they mean?
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well I could have told how sweet BRs and BOs are...lol!! Mine are both wonderful birds. It does look like your BR is a little boy...and most likely your RIR. Hard to tell on EEs for a while, although his/her coloring (which is gorgeous) makes me suspicious.
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    On your BR, he has such a defined comb already...girls at that age (5-6 weeks???) typically have a very minimal comb. One area to look at (although at this age wouldn't show up) is right before the tail starts on the back. Boys start getting pointier feathers that hang down, girls feathers there are more rounded and don't really droop down...they're more compactly arranged (at least to my eye).
     
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  9. gutfiddle

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    Quote:thanks for the kind words and info....i really want only hens but will keep one rooster and three hens. If more than one of them are roosters and i have to trade i will be so sad:(
     
  10. gutfiddle

    gutfiddle Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:they are 5-1/2 weeks old, good call!
     

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