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#1 2012-04-07 13:59:27

ChestnutRidge
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7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Okay, one of these chicks is an Orpington, probably buff, masquerading at an EO.  I know for sure that it is not Sneakers or Cup because I was there for their hatching.  Well, I think I know for sure on Sneakers.  Oh, boy, the hours are starting to blend together...

http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/eos-11.jpg
http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/eos-2.jpg

Any other comments are welcome as well.  (I like Yellow for my main roo.  What'cha think?)

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#2 2012-04-07 14:36:57

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

ChestnutRidge wrote:

(I like Yellow for my main roo.  What'cha think?)

Patience, CR patience! :funny:

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#3 2012-04-07 15:03:37

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

=D

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#4 2012-04-07 15:17:06

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Haha, yes! Yellow is the SOP. Nice choice.

They. Are a good looking bunch of chicks. My guess for orp is blue left. Of course it's a guess.

We like photos of all kinds of chicks. Hint, hint... :pics:


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#5 2012-04-07 15:25:10

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Someone on the other board was going for Sneakers as the Orpington based on one of the overhead group shots.

Hmm - here:
Between chipmunk and white-head-spot

That's Sneakers

http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2860.jpg

I would be so relieved if it was a swap chick and not an EO.

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#6 2012-04-07 15:33:21

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Now, to comply with your request =D , there were also:

Speckled Sussexes: 2 SS, 1 SS over Silver Ameraucana, and 1 SS over Easter Egger
http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2806.jpg
http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2863.jpg
Two Cuckoo Marans mixes - The hen was cuckoo and roo was not, so white-spot is a boy:
http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2819.jpg
And here's a cutie Orange...
http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2831.jpg

I am really half-serious about Yellow being my roo.  He looks pretty roo-ish to me... :)  :whistle:

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#7 2012-04-07 15:35:56

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2758.jpg
http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2755.jpg
http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/imgp2753.jpg

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#8 2012-04-07 16:21:57

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Wow those are the greatest pictures, thanks for sharing them. Blue left looks like a good roo choice too. Maybe a back up roo. :P Those thick legs can be a bit of a give away. Sooo hard to be patient Maggiesdad.

XOX Monika

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#9 2012-04-07 16:46:25

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Nice pics.  My first guess would be pink for the Orp?


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#10 2012-04-07 18:05:30

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Hmm - I had suspected pink myself!  I guess we will see.

Sneakers is a bright one.  She's been tearing around the incubator in her new clear-tape kicks (that's slang for "shoes," btw), and must not like bending down to drink from the bowl because she isn't as steady..... soooo she's been drinking from the hamster bottle!  Smart girl!  In a day or two, that will be their only option.  I don't do shavings and open containers of water at the same time.  :sick: But they learn quick.  :thumbs:

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#11 2012-04-07 20:25:07

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Crap - I just got served with a lawsuit by my EOs :shock: ... seems they"re mad because I didn't give them greens in the brooder. :whistle:

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#12 2012-04-07 20:38:32

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

:lol: I got that idea from ChooksChick over on BYC.  She said it gives 'em something to do and builds their immune system by exposing them to a bit of the outdoors before they get out there.  Sounded like fun to me, and so I'm trying it for the first time this year.  They seem to like it.  They play king-of-the-mountain, keep-away, etc. with its contents, although no one has tried to scratch in it yet.  Pretty cute.  I've got some sandy-gravely dirt in the lid with the feed in case they need some grit.

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#13 2012-04-08 00:22:52

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Well. . . buff orps should have white legs. The only one in there that looks white-legged to me is "green".

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#14 2012-04-08 00:24:40

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Hmm.  And green does have longer little wing feathers....

I have no idea. :huh:  I guess I have to just wait and see!

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#15 2012-04-08 01:33:18

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Lovely!  Blue right for orp!  Sneaker would be my other guess.

Congratulation on your new babies.  I know you have been waiting a while! :hatch:

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#16 2012-04-08 03:53:03

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Hi there CR, what kind of greens are you growing for them? I would like to give it a try. Does anyone else do this?

XOX Monika

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#17 2012-04-08 11:53:13

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Congratulations on your new additions, CR!

That big basket pic is just too precious!  peep peep! :hatch:  peep peep!

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#18 2012-04-08 13:41:05

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

I got the idea from a woman on the other board.  It's just a piece of sod from outside.

I've got a sick or ?something? chick.  Verrrry frustrating.  It was perfectly fine yesterday, but I think I will lose it now.  I've been through all of the common diseases, but nothing fits.  I can't find anything physically wrong, either.  It's just weak, keeps its eyes closed unless drinking, and keeps opening and closing it's mouth.  Not too hot - ecoglow.  Not pasty butt.  No blood in the stool.  No discharge, sneezing, or rasping. 

I've never had sick, infirm, malformed, etc. chicks before.  It's really tough, but I am trying to see it as a learning experience.

In better news, I am up to 20 chicks overall, no new EOs though.  Everyone else is doing really well, and Sneakers is indistinguishable from the others - doing really well.

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it.

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#19 2012-04-08 13:46:29

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

I lost one dear little Eo at a week old. Like yours it was fine when I put them to bed and gone in the morning. I was very upset because it was my first hatch, it was an EO and there aren't too many around and because it was a sweet little thing that just didn't make it. I'm learning that no matter what we do, no matter how hard we try nature will make the final decision and for the most part we just have to go along with it.
Still I'll keep my fingers crossed for your little one. :hug:


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#20 2012-04-08 14:49:07

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Thank you, Lynn. http://www.pic4ever.com/images/16.gif

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#21 2012-04-08 15:38:47

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

CR, I'm sorry to hear about you sick baby. Is it an EO? Glad to hear sneakers is up and running around. I had an Orpington that need sneakers for a couple of days and then was fine.

Congrats on getting 20 chicks. I'm guessing your second batch are hatching now?

What eggs are you putting in the bator on Monday? I saw you bid on some new hampshire eggs. I was tempted by those chickens too. I'm not stalking you, I spend a lot of time looking at hatching eggs knowing that I cannot hatch anymore this year. =D also, I think I'm just about done with having chickens in the house. The hoop house is being built as I type this, but the little ones are still a few weeks from being outside full time.


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#22 2012-04-08 23:13:51

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Oh hope your little one is OK.  Sometimes they surprise you.  Hope your little fella picks up.  :thumbsup:

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#23 2012-04-09 03:38:42

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

Yeah, my sick baby is an EO, Purple.  It is really crushing on top of the leg thing, too, but I am really trying to keep it in perspective.  I have no idea what is wrong with her.  Just smack out of the blue, and nothing seems to help.  I've been feeding it baby parrot feed, which is supposed to be a fantasic high-nutrient supplement that has helped many people's chicks recover from various things, but she is barely swallowing it now.  She's stopped opening her eyes.  I don't think she will last, but I haven't given up.  Like Skeffling says, maybe she'll surprise me yet and beat whatever she is coping with.  Cup is not getting any better, but Sneakers is seemingly fully recovered.  One or two more days of the tape shoes should do it.  I think she's an Orpington, though.  Who knows.... So far, everyone else looks fantastic.  The second batch is finishing up.  No Dutch Bantams at all.  The way eggs are wrapped in shipping is so important.  We are lucky James is so innovative and committed, or we'd have much fewer EOs in the US.

I ended up buying the German New Hampshire eggs in a private side deal from the same seller.  They will arrive tomorrow, and I am very excited to have them.  They have a single comb, yellow legs and beak (although the picture below seems faded), familiar coloring but without the barring...

http://scratchcradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/eo-gnh-2.jpg

I like the GNHs in and of themselves, but I am considering using them for an outcross.  They have a similar body type to the Spanish EOs I've seen, gorria-esque coloring, yellow legs and beak, red earlobes, medium single comb, etc.  They do have an inhibitor for the black in the hackles. Not sure if that is helpful or not, but it seems like a promising prospect.  I need to learn a lot more about genetics if I want to be sure of what I will have, but I think I could use them to improve the genetic diversity of my stock and have barred 3/4 Basque chicks in 2 generations if I get a B/B male EO:

1) EO roo [B/B] X GNH hens [b] = F1 --> barred females, heterozygous males

2) EO roo [B/B] X F1 hens [b] = F2 --> barred females, homozygous males (Thanks, ipf!)

If I suspect a het. male, there will need to be test crosses with an unbarred female, which is essentially the same as step 1 anyway.  If there are any unbarred males, then he is heterzygous Bb.  If there are no unbarred males, he is homozygous.

Anyway, that's the idea I'm chewing on.  Nothing's decided yet, and I certainly can't count my chickens before they hatch. I have enough difficulty counting them after they've hatched... :lol:

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#24 2012-04-09 03:40:49

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

NaturesPace wrote:

also, I think I'm just about done with having chickens in the house.

Oh, I hear that!  Last year, we brooded two groups in the bathroom for 5 weeks each and the hatches were 5 weeks apart.  Sooo, yeah, there were chickens in the bathroom for 10 weeks straight.  I am so glad it is warm this year.  These kids will be moving out early!

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#25 2012-04-09 09:59:19

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Re: 7 EOs and 1 Orp - but which?

From what I read about the German New Hampshire they are an awesome breed and would be my first choice if I ever were to out cross to another breed with the EO's.  They type is a bit different from the New Hamps that have a long back and almost slope down towards the head and the EO's that are more upright and the tail is different too.


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