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#1 2011-08-26 13:50:53

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Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Well I've been home nearly 2 hours from Lindsay, I set off at 4:30am!  I had to go and see my chooks right away.

There are 2 from Blondie (2nd time Partridge Chantecler Broody Momma) A fat one and a skinny one, I think both yellow legged I think and the chubby one has oranger legs.

13 from Jim girls (two reckless first time Lavender Ameraucana Mommas).

I couldn't decide what pics as they are all so cute so I have posted them all...... :cheer:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6855.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6853.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6846.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6842.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6844.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6851.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6849.jpg

Blondies abbaies, just sitting on my hand looking at me
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6876.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6874.jpg

Momma looking  a little ratty but proud
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_6858.jpg

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#2 2011-08-26 14:51:36

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

:congrats: supper cute babies! Looks like you have the full color range of chick down and probably leg color especially in Specky's babies. Some pure yellow, some the orangy yellow, some with the grey spot on the back. Any black spots on their heads? I know chick fuzz color tells you about the genetics they carry but I sadly don't know what it tells you.

All the mommas look very proud. Being late in the season I'm sure the chicks will do better raised by a hen too!


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

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#3 2011-08-26 14:53:13

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Do you have a way to band them and document what the colors develop into Claire?


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

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#4 2011-08-26 17:18:56

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

:congrats:


Mainly raising Norwegian  Jaerhorn’s, Partridge  Chantecler’s, White Chantecler’s,  Euskal Oiloas, Ameraucana’s, Wheaten Maran’s, Barred Rock Cochin’s, White Silkie’s , Saxony Ducks, Rouen Clair ducks, Australian Spotted Ducks Lavender Guinea Fowl, Welsh Mountain Sheep, Cashmere Goats and Texas Longhorn Cattle.

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#5 2011-08-26 18:05:43

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Oh Claire they are beautiful!  Is that 13 I counted???  I am going to try a few in my incubator when I get these Araucana eggs, you know me if I'm running the incubator, gotta fill it.

:congrats:

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#6 2011-08-26 18:13:55

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

:jumping: The EO chicks always looks so fat and healthy right from the start.  I like the first picture the best the chick that is the second one away from the hens is a typical EO, she has spotted something she wants and is heading straight for it, Probably food!  There can never be too many pictures of Euskal Oiloak! 
If you need more broodies I have 4 silkies broodie right now including the pullet I hatched with the EO's march 1st!
:congrats:


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#7 2011-08-26 22:50:04

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

OMG they are way too cute! :congrats: The first thing I thought was wow look how round and chubby they are.

XOX Monika

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#8 2011-08-27 01:40:01

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Gorgeous!! What a bunch of cuties! I love seeing them with Mommas too- its just- right. :). And BTW what Mom doesn't look a little tatty- I still haven't recovered and mine are 8 and 10! :)

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#9 2011-08-27 02:45:56

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

They are lovely little things and don't squirm and try to get away when I pick them up.  Poplar, I am not toe punching and still have to be a way for next little while so don't want to leg band.  What I'd love to do is in the spring, when I have larger numbers, sort them by appearance into different brooders tale tons of pics and see how they turn out.  There's too few to do that with now, would need too much housing for this time of year. 

I'll keep taking lots of pics, maybe the redder ones will have the red/black mottling there should still be fluff when they get their wings and a few body feathers in.

Yes Paula 13 plus 2!  You can see them Sunday!  Stefan, you are right about the food, they are attracted to it.  I gave them some brie rinds tonight and they went crazy for them, running around with little pieces doing that high pitched cheeping.  :lol:  That's a lot of broodies. I still have one chanty trying to sit in the layer coop.  If there are any problems with the lavender Ameraucanas (ie they were gobbling down rinds almost faster than the chicks could get to it) and I don't trust them 100% for keeping them warm, I may let her have a go looking after them.

Susan, I look tatty and I don't even have any...:whistle:

OK so who wants eggs, I have about 15 from this week?  :doI?:  I want to let my EOs loose shortly, and kept them together this week just in case there was low fertility of shipping hiccups!

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#10 2011-09-09 22:07:29

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

They are ADORABLE and look so healthy!  Thanks for the fuzzy butt pictures.  I love seeing chicks with broody mamas. :love:

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#11 2011-09-10 07:46:43

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Hi,
Do me a favor will you? In the bottom picture (the one with the brown hen on the left and the 2 chicks on the right) ...the right-hand chick has a pale spot on its head. Keep track of it and let us know if its barring is signifcantly sharper or bolder than the other barred chicks? Thanks!

                                                                           :EO:

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#12 2011-09-10 11:18:00

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

No problem there is just 2 of those from the maternal line.  That one is the one on the left sitting on my hand, this is what it looks like as of mid week.  It is the bigger of the two and maybe male with a fair bit of red.  I noticed its head markings the other day, looks like a white laced red cornish head!

Here`s a few pics of the mottled header.  The 13 from Speckled Jim will be harder to keep track of. The two reddest backed ones are the friendliest!
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7098.jpg
On left
on both pics
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7092.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7096.jpg
with momma on left
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7095.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7094.jpg

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#13 2011-09-10 11:22:19

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

I just wrote this little article, just an excuse for chick pics :love:

Basque Hen - Chicks of the Rare Marraduna Euskal Oiloak Chicken Breed
http://www.infobarrel.com/Euskal_Oiloak … loa_Oiloas

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#14 2011-09-10 16:12:10

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Thanks for sharing your article, I enjoyed it! :thumbsup:

XOX Monika

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#15 2011-09-11 02:15:31

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Thanks Monika.  I am going to have to take more pics, they are changing again!  I can't wait till you have yours, they are so cute. :love:

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#16 2011-09-11 11:39:56

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Great Pictures Claire.  I always get so excited when new babies hatch.  The broody moms are always running around clucking and trying to teach the new brood all the ins and outs of life.  I will come back and read your article.  :congrats:


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#17 2011-09-11 13:38:16

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

I can't believe how fast they are growing up! By now I should remember how fast they feather out but ii guess I don't.  Going to read your article over my morning coffee.


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

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#18 2011-09-11 13:39:56

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

I love to see the broodies too.  Funny, the chantecler Mom that hatched the 14 chanty chicks (about 6-7 weeks ago) decided she was done mothering yesterday. I went to let them out of their big tractor as she was making that loud begging noise the chanties make sometimes in the morning, but it sounded different, kind of more irritated.  I thought it may be coming as she laid an egg the last 2 days.

She came out, walked away and decided to free range (then roost) with the 5 purples (orps/ameraucanas) and 2 Wheaten roolets in the neighbouring tractor.  What was the sure sign though was I threw her a handful of grown up food, from their coop, not starter that she has had in with the young uns and she starting clucking, like this is tasty and a couple of her chicks came over and she doiked one on the head with her beak and shooed them off :chook: Motherly love, cruel to be kind I guess. 

The babies are fine.  They were huddled in a U shape in the corner last night, with the momma missing (and happily roosting) with the neighbouring youths, who were eying her with suspicion for the other end of their roost!

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#19 2011-09-12 13:23:08

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Here's an update on them at 2 weeks, sorry they are a little fuzzy and with the sun shining on these light chicks the reflection is crazy, camera no like....  Looks like we may get some brown boys

Jim's babies
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7068.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7069.jpg

Typical nosy stance
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7071.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7070.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7072.jpg

They are quite big PG, my chanties are 2-3 weeks older and not that much bigger!

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#20 2011-09-13 00:33:24

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Super cute. It does look like there may be some gold roos. I lover how they look at this age, so tiny but brave and curious.

I am already dreaming of next year. I thought I might just hatch from what I have but maybe I need a few Specky eggs and some more tiny purple chicken eggs :whistle:

Loving the picture log of them...I am now living vicariously until next spring.


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

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#21 2011-09-13 12:53:07

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Love the new pictures, wow are they growing fast.  Read your article as well Claire, very good :thumbs:

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#22 2011-09-14 00:26:17

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Thanks Paula!  I`ll take some more pics tomorrow, they are almost completely feathered out on their bodies.  They are entering the gawky fluffy neck stage.  All 13 of them a tightly snuggled under the broodies tonight it is cool and damp up here, chilly.

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#23 2011-09-14 17:55:38

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Was chilly here last night as well, momma silkie had her brood tucked in tightly last night when I checked on her when I got home from work around 8:30.  I love the EO's when you photograph them they all have that similar stance and look, they are too curious!!

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#24 2011-09-16 02:18:01

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Ok, as promised.....my little monkeys

Group shot - reminds me of school photographs :lol:
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7210.jpg

One of the biological Mommas also being nosey...I think she was either jealous, or thought I was feeding them :Crazy:
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7225.jpg

Another crowd scene, lots of browns...not many yellow legs though :sad:
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7232.jpg

2 roos out of three little roos that look promising, nearly identical, lots of brown, boldest and friendliest
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7251.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7273.jpg

Two really grey one male one female....she's the greediest one in there, I think she may be really red/black when the rest of the feathers come in.
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7219.jpg

Typical EO behaviour, silver pencilled wyandottes do this too
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7255.jpg

And Blondies two chicks, the big male is the white head dot chick, he has very narrow lemon barring, and white or blue legs...maybe not yellow though his little sister's are
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7293.jpg
http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad340/skefflinglavenderfarm/IMG_7294.jpg

So they are about 3+ weeks old, about 24-5th-ish of Aug I think that's right.  believe it or not I have about another 60 pics of these guys tried to get each one, so I can kind of keep track when they are older. :thumbs:

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#25 2011-09-16 02:56:16

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Re: Skeffling Lavender Farms 2011 Euskal Oiloak chicks! Pic heavy ;-)

Wonderful pictures Claire, the combs on the little boys look quite pink with more defined ridges to me. Is that correct? I could check all the info on the site :whistle: or just ask...but I am thinking that feather stubs on the legs is not acceptable? I ask because I noticed that my first chick has them. I will look again at your pictures and see if I can see any. I am going to try to picture log mine as well.

XOX Monika

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