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#1 2012-02-12 21:37:03

Flat Rock Farm
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My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Here are some pictures of my new babies, thanks to Lisa.  Had to post some pictures.  Typical EO's sooo curious grabbing at my camera strap.  Nice to have babies again :love:
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0527640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0531640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0532640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0528640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0526640x480.jpg

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#2 2012-02-12 21:57:13

Lindy Lou
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Very nice.


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#3 2012-02-12 22:22:24

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Well my cat Cato is happy, he lounges on the top watching them all.

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#4 2012-02-12 23:10:33

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Aww cute.  You can tell they are EO babies after the strap like that! :congrats:

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#5 2012-02-12 23:36:03

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Paula,

My pleasure! And it was lovely to have you visit.

Claire, those babies are Curly's grandchildren.... =D


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#6 2012-02-13 00:36:30

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Beautiful babies!! :layer:

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#7 2012-02-13 03:20:13

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Aha, so they'll be Blondie's too.  So there's a good chance they have the greedy gene! She is an artiste and so is "Drive-by", Blondie and Curly's "hit-and-run" daughter, who seemlessly runs in snatches food and takes off upstairs in the layer coop!  She looks like a little football player weaving in between everybody! 

Let me know if any turn out like that, I mean more gifted than most EOs!  I'll be curious to see.  Paula, you would just have had Specky offspring last year I think as I didn't put Blondie and Curly together til well into the summer. 

They are cute babies!  Maybe they'll be paler too.

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#8 2012-02-13 13:05:20

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

That's hilarious a "drive by" chicken :funny: and the fact that she makes off with it upstairs so no one else will get it.......tooo funny.

Yes my birds were from Speckled Jim, so when Lisa offered them telling me they were from Curly I thought well a little diversity.  I think they will be lighter ones, even as chicks they seemed lighter than the first two hatches I did last year.  There is one that is very grey, Lisa and I thought she was a pullet, the next week or so should tell.

Even at this age, and I have had them less than 24 hours, I put my hand in and they are all over it none seem stand offish.  My son Brad was home for dinner last night and he was hanging out with them and even he said," wow they are friendly" :thumbsup:

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#9 2012-02-13 16:06:06

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Claire,

The parents of Paula's birds were hatched from the eggs you gave me at the Fur and Feather breakfast, in May (2011). I know Curly is their dad, but not sure who there mum(s) were.

I will be posting pics of them soon (thanks to Auntie Helen's fantastic photography skills, even when her fingers are freezing!). The roo is good (yellow legs, good comb, good size, good colour) and the two mothers are both extremely friendly. Their colours are not optimal - one is red/grey and has yellow legs, the other has good colour but white legs and a flop comb.

I'm hoping most of Paula's babies have their dad's colouring, but their mothers' personalities! So far, they all seem to have yellow legs....

Paula, glad that they have transitioned well (is there anything we ask a chicken to do that eo's don't do well???), and that they are entertaining your family! I tell you, it's much quieter around here with just the 6 'lorps....


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#10 2012-02-13 17:35:18

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Helen does take great pictures, I suck!!!  My hands are not as steady as they used to be, plus with the EO's they don't hold still for two seconds.  I will have to do what Glen did and give them some treaties to distract them.

Well Lisa they are the most nonchalant breed I have ever had, nothing much fazes them (except the wood shaving bag).  As chicks or adults even the hens I have gotten from gubi, you bring them home and it's as if they have always been there.  I will sadly be selling some of my other breeds to make room for more EO's just have to figure out who will be going.

Your girls are lovely Lisa, such sweeties :love:

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#11 2012-02-13 19:45:07

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

how old are these guys? mine just turned 2 weeks and look similar in size.
do you have one that has a little black dot near the back of it's eye? I think I see it on the first photo.

btw, my husband asked me the other day, "At what point do you think seeing new born chicks gets old?" I told him I don't think it wears off. They are going to always be cute and you can never get enough pictures from other peoples flocks too.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#12 2012-02-13 21:36:38

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

You know Lisa, I think they have to be Speckys.  I don't think I separated Curly and Blondie til June, it'll be in the archives somewhere.  Blondie could still be the mother along with 4 other hens (one a really friendly Gingernut that went missing right after that) and the other three are in with Sunny Jim this spring.   

Naturespace, it never gets old for a million reasons.  The cuteness factor with the fluff and the tiny toes that look like carrots, the magic factor, that 3 weeks before they were just yellow goo, the self suffciency factor you just made potential food down the road or hen to lay eggs for breakfast for you, the pride factor that these baaies are so rare in the world and we have helped them, the relief factor that the incubator worked mostly...these are just for starters! :funny:

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#13 2012-02-14 02:26:03

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

NS yes they were 2 weeks old on Sat.  I had to check to go back to the post that Lisa had.   I agree with Claire, it never gets old for ALL the reasons she mentioned :thumbsup:

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#14 2012-02-14 15:26:05

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

It was a pleasure to meet the little chickies in person, as well as to meet Paula. 

I was up to Paula's to pick up a few more eggs for my incubator.  My own EOs started laying so I wanted to put in an extra dozen.  My fingers are crossed that I get my own cute little batch of hatchlings in 3 weeks!

Good luck with your new chicks, Paula.  I'll let you know when mine start popping out!:EO:.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#15 2012-02-14 16:32:42

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Oh Good Luck Amblecroft.  I have to get my basement tidied so I can set my first eggs on the weekend hopefully.

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#16 2012-02-14 20:07:37

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Well it was nice to meet you Susan as well.

Good luck with the hatch, from the wear on my hens backs I would say that the eggs should be fertile :thumbs:  I have to get some saddles on them soon :whistle:

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#17 2012-02-14 21:20:11

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

I'm really excited and have friends and family waiting.
It was a treat to see all your other birds as well.  Beautiful.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#18 2012-03-21 21:23:52

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Well I thought I would post some pictures of Lisa's babies as they are now 8 weeks old.  They are so colourful!!
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0628640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0611640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0617640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0610640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0613640x480.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0609640x480.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0612640x480.jpghttp://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0607640x480.jpg
Lynn the fellow on the bottom right is going to be your fellow.  He is the nicest colour IMO and is the only one with yellow legs.

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#19 2012-03-21 22:24:26

Lisa
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Paula,

Thanks so much for posting these! =D

Just goes to show I need to do more catch-up from the genetic class - they don't look like any of their parents! For anybody who wants to play "what will I get", the parents of these beauties are Peach, Plum and Roo 26 (can be found in the "critique" section).

Legs of the parents are white, yellow and yellow (respectively). Paula, is it just the light, or do you have green legs in there?? :oops:


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#20 2012-03-21 22:49:47

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Well I thought you might like to see them Lisa.  Yep there are some green legs in there, just the two girls.  They will be going to Traci as I know she will not be breeding them.  I know they are supposed to look a certain "type" but I really like the multi-coloured, millie fleur look of some of the hens.  I think they are beautiful. :thumbsup:

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#21 2012-03-22 00:35:22

Lindy Lou
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Thanks for posting my little guys pic Paula. Boy have they ever grown since the beginning of the month. I'm with you on the Millie colouring, I personally think it's a lovely colouring on a bird. I can't wait to see how my Fab Five develope.


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#22 2012-03-22 00:43:26

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Lynn, he is also in the picture above the bottom one.  Good back shot.  They do grow way too fast, just moved them into the barn today.  Juvie hall was getting too small for them.

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#23 2012-03-22 01:05:44

Island Girl
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

:jumping: Thanks for sharing those pictures with us. Oh they are so pretty. I just love that speckled coloring too. I want to call it "Bambi" coloring, hehe. Your pictures are so nice and clear. That little boy in the last photo is very nice.

XOX Monika

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#24 2012-03-22 01:21:10

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

Thanks Monika, that fellow at the bottom is going to Lynn.  Her adult hens all have white legs so he should help bring some yellow legs to any offspring.

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#25 2012-03-22 01:46:22

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Re: My new EO Babies, THANK YOU Lisa

What a lovely bunch! I agree, the MF colouring is dear to my heart too! I didn't include any I'm my breeding pen this time but may hatch a few for myself !

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