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#1 2012-07-09 23:36:14

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
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my 4 EO's that survived the storm

As you all know I lost 67 chicks about a week or so ago :sad:  Anyways i have 4 eo chicks left out of about 20 so I took some pics of them today.  They are about 8 weeks old...sry don't know exact age off hand.
Could you please tell me what you think as well as what color they are, thanks a bunch =D

This is a hen, her legs are the wrong color, kind of yellowish green.  Not sure what color she would be called.
http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/saskerr/chickens/2012/IMG_0516.jpg

This hen kept running and hiding among the meaties so I couldn't get a good pic of her
http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/saskerr/chickens/2012/IMG_0519.jpg

I think this hen is a good looking girl.
http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/saskerr/chickens/2012/IMG_0521.jpg

This is the roo, don't know what color he is but he is a sweetie. 
http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/saskerr/chickens/2012/IMG_0522.jpg
http://i705.photobucket.com/albums/ww52/saskerr/chickens/2012/IMG_0523.jpg


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#2 2012-07-09 23:39:48

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
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Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

maybe this should be moved to a better category...thanks :chairhide:


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#3 2012-07-09 23:56:03

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
Registered: 2012-07-09
Posts: 334

Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

Am glad you were able to save them....they are all cuties and I really like the first one.... :thumbsup:  Hope they are all coping with this heatwave.... =D


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#4 2012-07-10 00:03:41

ChestnutRidge
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From: Western Virginia
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Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

Prairie Chick wrote:

This is a hen, her legs are the wrong color, kind of yellowish green.  Not sure what color she would be called.

I think she's the sort we've been calling "mille fleur," and her legs would be willow.  She has yellow skin + dermal melanin (grey coating) = green, which poultry folks often call willow.

That's what I think anyway. =D I could be wrong. :lol:

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#5 2012-07-10 00:08:33

gubi
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Registered: 2011-06-30
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Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

The first one is what I call a millie colour.  I had lots of them hatch too this year.  Don't worry too much about the category as most people on here just check by most recent posts, well that's what I do anyways.  Too bad you lost so many but the these 4 are the smartest once of the batch to survive and it looks like you have a very nice group together to breed for next year. 
Anyone else notice that the yellow legged pullets are usually better coloured pullets too?  At least in my flock it looks that way.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#6 2012-07-10 00:19:46

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

Thanks for posting pics PC, I really should try to find time to post some too!

I also have quite a few like your first girl this year. Mille fleur with green legs.
The second hen looks okay, a bit light and too much dark pigment on her beak but not too bad at all.
The thirds hen is a nice girl, your best I think.
And the roo is a handsome little fellow, I would call that mille fleur roolet style but still nice. He has quite a bit of feathering on his upper shank as well.

Also I moved your thread from "pics of new chicks" but really no one seems to get too hung up on these things =D


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#7 2012-07-10 00:37:46

appway
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From: Moosomin,SK
Registered: 2012-03-19
Posts: 237

Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

They all look good Val glad they made it

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#8 2012-07-10 02:04:14

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
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Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

As far as colour goes, number one pullet will be farthest from true to type. Having said that, she may very well be the prettiest! Number 2 is lovely, but like PG said, a bit light. Number three may end up being more "milles" like as she gets older. I find these ones have the best size. I say give number 2 and 3 a try with the roo (or if you want a different one, call me). You never know what they will throw. Keep number one as she will be gorgeous! Just my opinion :)

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#9 2012-07-10 03:27:55

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

Good looking birds!

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#10 2012-07-10 11:45:01

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: my 4 EO's that survived the storm

Maggiesdad wrote:

Good looking birds!

Totally agree :thumbs:

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