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#1 2012-04-25 22:17:40

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
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Chicks 8 weeks old

Our chicks are almost 8 weeks old now and here are some pictures.  None of them seem to have yellow legs. Mostly white and willow.

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/Copyof8wks4.jpg


This little lady is probably the best colour: http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/Copyof8wks3.jpg

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/Copyof8wks2.jpg

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/Copyof8wks1.jpg

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/Copyof8wks5.jpg


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

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#2 2012-04-25 23:52:03

gubi
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

You have nice colourful flock of youngsters there.  Some of those legs are undeniably willow.  Most of mine I have a hard time figuring out if they are yellow or willow.  The cockerel behind your best coloured pullet looks like he could have yellow legs.  If you are hatching willow and white you should also be hatching blue and yellow legs.  Are the grey cockerels pure EO's too?


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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#3 2012-04-25 23:52:19

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

They are beautiful Susan, thanks for posting the pictures.  I see you have a couple of "lady grey's", not sure if it is coincidence but they seem to be the friendlier hens.

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#4 2012-04-26 01:35:07

Amblecroft
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

Yes, they are all purebred EOs.  The darkest ones are the smallest and I think there are about 4 of them.  The others are a good size and weight for their age.  I'm pleased with their size.  There are probably only 4 or 5 pullets that I'd keep and there isn't a cockrel that is standing out as any better than what I've got now.    Lots of Basque chicken in our future!  :-)) 
They are all characters!


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

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#5 2012-04-26 01:48:53

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

Well they are typical EO's, I have a similar picture posted with mine at my feet.  They love shoes, laces, toes......anything to peck at.  I sometimes think they are part crow, they love anything shiny.

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#6 2012-04-26 11:43:13

poplar girl
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

Who are the parent pf the eggs Amblecroft, are they eggs from your flock? Based on the parent and what you are seeing you can determine for the most part what genetics the babies have. For example, if one parent had yellow legs all your white legged chicks still carry the ability to pass on yellow legs to their babies. With so much grey showing up, if at least one parent was a nice gold color, these chicks probably also carry the ability to produce gold offspring. Just some examples, there is more. Knowing those things might help you choose who to keep and use for breeding.


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

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#7 2012-04-26 11:49:52

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

PG they parents are from her flock and mine.  All my hens have white legs but my rooster has yellow as far a feather colour all the hens in my breeding pen are the Wheaton colour.  Now chicks I have hatched I have no grey chicks from mine but one from another source.  Susan will have to answer you more as she marked which chicks came from me and which chicks were from her flock.

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#8 2012-04-26 12:35:46

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

I love it, that EO round the foot pic is perfect for the contest! :pics:   Shows them being how EOs  are!

You have some pretty birds there!

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#9 2012-04-26 13:05:59

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

Very nice pic's, thanks for sharing :EO:


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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#10 2012-04-26 14:51:24

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

Amblecroft, thats a happy bunch of chooks you have there. They sure look like they are enjoying the outside and not traveling too far from one another.

XOX Monika

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#11 2012-04-26 18:19:21

Amblecroft
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Re: Chicks 8 weeks old

Oh, they are living the life of Riley! I find the willow legs will often turn a yellowish colour as they age.  My own rooster has  white legs and is fairly golden in colour but he isn't unlike some of the paler chicks.  I only used two gold hens to collect eggs so I was hoping for a little more gold colour.  But the one gold pullet is beautiful (except for legs) and so I am happy with at least having one with really nice feather colour.  It is always fun to see what comes down the shute!

Mine came from a local lady who got hers from Claire.


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

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