UPDATED:Hatching while I'm on the road! (PICS ADDED 2/13! PG2)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ellie_NY_chick, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm travelling for work and my Silkies eggs are hatching - yikes! I can't get home until Monday. One hatched yesterday afternoon and is under Momma, and I got a text at 6AM saying another hatched overnight.

    And get this: Momma is awhite Silkie and Daddy is either a white Silkie/Cochin or a golden laced OEG and both babies are all black! What gives?

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  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Send us pics when you get home !!!!


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  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS on the babies [​IMG] [​IMG]


    That stinks that your not there [​IMG]

    Yes, pics when you get home would be great [​IMG]
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Hooker, OK
    as I said in another thread...blame the Schwann's man! They get around...[​IMG]
     
  5. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Maybe the mail-bird was black???

    SORRY LOL-- my (black) SIL jokes about that when she and her (black-haired dark-eyed) husband had a blue-eyed blond...
     
  6. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm home and they are adorable and not quite all black, but no white ones (dammit)! The culprit was obviously the OEG roo. Some babies are all black and some are black with a little red /gold in their feathers. Half have clean legs and half have feathered legs. We have eight inside now and one outside, plus two eggs that the Sumatra is sitting on, which I'm pretty sure are no gos. I'll let her sit on them until the weekend and then I'll dispose of them.

    I'm hoping Santa brings me a camera, but either way I'll get pics posted soon. The size difference between the ones hatched Friday and the ones hatched Monday is amazing.

    Oh, and judging from the fact that some are ALREADY sprouting little combs and tail feathers, I thinking half of these little buggers are roos!

    Merry Christmas, or whatever Winter Soltice-related holiday you celebrate!

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  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    So glad to hear they are all doing well [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Cant wait to see the pics they sounds so cute [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These pics are awful, but I'll take better ones later.

    Merry Christmas, gang!

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  9. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just too cute. Congratulations!!!!! [​IMG]

    Keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sherris Backyard Beauties

    Sherris Backyard Beauties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable![​IMG]
     

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