Who's Your Daddy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SkyWarrior, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Oh my. I knew I'd have some interesting chicks out of this hatch, but I had no idea...

    Let me start with an explanation of what has occurred. I put 3 blue-green eggs, 1 chocolate egg, and 3 brown eggs from my two chicken pens. Pen 1 is easy: it has Vader, my big black EE and 4 EE hens (2 gold, 1 partridge, 1 splash). Pen 2 is complex and I need to thin the roosters there. I have 1 BR roo, 1 EE (copper/blue) roo, and 1 CM roo. Hens: 1 blue marans (the chocolate egg), 1 BS orp, 1 BO, 2 RIR, 2 BR, 1 EE (partridge), and 1 BSL.

    1 (blue) egg that hatched I was pretty darn sure it was Vader x golden EE: Result: gold chick with black stripes. Muffs

    The other six chicks are as follows:

    3 BLUE chicks!!!! Yay!!! [​IMG] Two have muffs. (!!!) I sure at least one came from a blue egg. Another came from the blue marans egg.

    3 Black chicks with BR or CM markings. ONE has a muff (!!!)

    Now (coff) -- who would you say would line up with each of them? And do you have a guess as to their sex with the colors?


    The obligatory, yet lousy picts:

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  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    So cute!! [​IMG]
     
  3. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:Oh yeah! They're awesome little guys/gals. Long story short last year I tried for blue chickens -- blue marans, BBS orps, etc, and only got a splash orp, a blue marans and a copper/blue EE. Now, I've doubled my blue birds without even trying! [​IMG]
     
  4. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Anyone?
     
  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think if you post a few pics in a couple weeks it may be a bit easier to try...
     
  6. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mutts-----gotta love em. (Looks like hatching days at my place)
     
  7. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Now I'm really flummoxed. Gold chick with muffs and is starting to get barred feathers!

    Must rethink who its parents are.
     

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