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#1 2012-05-07 03:04:40

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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The youngest of my flock

Here are a few photos of my little chicks.  They are just over a week old now and growing wings and tail feathers.  I still call them all hens, heres hoping!
The first photo is of my first born Partridge Chantecleur.  Her name is Pandora.  You see, I've wanted to raise Partridge Chanties for years.  When Dennis and I went to meet Claire and get the 12 PC eggs we met all Claire's other beautiful chickens and Claire, being a sweet generous person, gave us 8 eggs of other breeds and fired up our interest in learning and trying other breeds of chickens too... you know the story :whistle:
so like Pandora, the Partridge Chantecleur's opened a box for us.  The close up face is of our other Partridge Chantie.  She has cool face markings. Her name is Chanteur.

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060161.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060158.jpg

The next photo is of our sweet Mini-Wheat.  She is a Partridge Chanty/Wheatan mix.  Don't you just love those cheeks.  We are so found of her I begged Claire for a chance to by more wheaten mix eggs.
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060155.jpg


The next photo is a sample of what the three Blue Wheaten chicks look like.  I got them as day olds at Fur and Feathers from Emptycoop.  I need three names for them! 

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060146.jpg


The final photos are what I thought were my Lavender Americana's but Claire says they aren't Lavenders. :oops: You see, I was asking her questions a mile a minute while she was trying to label and package the eggs so...Surprise! Guess I better rename them, they were Lavender and L.A.
They are Wheaten's? Are you sure?  They look different than the other Wheatens.

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060145.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060139.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060137.jpg

Last edited by Micah and Kiah (2012-05-07 18:04:42)


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#2 2012-05-07 11:11:44

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: The youngest of my flock

M&K,

Gorgeous birds! :congrats:


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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#3 2012-05-07 11:23:56

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: The youngest of my flock

You have some very cute and happy looking chicks there M&K.

It seems to help the chooks later on if you handle them a lot, expose them to lots of things, as then they aren't afraid of everything and can deal with changes more easily so it's good what you are doing!


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

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#4 2012-05-08 00:51:04

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
Posts: 214
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Re: The youngest of my flock

I love the markings on that first bird! She's going to be a sweetie!


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#5 2012-05-08 00:57:39

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
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Re: The youngest of my flock

Very cute!  Some of the chanties are amazingly marked.  Those are definitely wheatens and mini wheat is going to be bearded and muffed, lovely.

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#6 2012-05-08 01:38:27

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: The youngest of my flock

Kathy thanks for posting the pictures :thumbsup:

I love the PC markings and you gotta love cheek muffs :love:

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#7 2012-05-08 02:53:47

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: The youngest of my flock

Thank you everyone!:thanks:  6 partridge chantie sisters joined them today from Claire's.  They all blinked at each other and then cuddled in for a nap so the timing was great. I am really pleased with the colour patterns on all 8 Chanties.  Even Mini-Wheat has those nice parellel lines on her/ his wings that Claire taught me about.  She/he is ridiculously cute and robust.  I highly reccomend the PC/Wheaten cross based on that one little chickie!  I think they should be a new breed Wheaten Chantecleurs  :love::

this is a photo of my BLRW from Kenya!
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060120.jpg
She is about two and a half weeks old.  I didn't want her to be alone so I bought her some friends the same age.:whistle: 

They are Blue Oprhs from Sib.  Here are three, the other two are still unhappy and stressed to be held so I didn't take an individual photo of them.

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060122.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060126.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q503/MicahandKiah/P1060130.jpg

Please remind me  I am only buying eggs from this point of my chicken farmer life on? :wise:
Four rooms in the house with different ages of chicks in quarentine and all the dust... Feels like it is all I do all day.  Either the oldest chicks, the 7 week old pair move outside by the end of the week of I may have to, poor hubby is sick of the dust! 

One of my two 7 week old HENS made a sound this morning that sounded disturbingly like a rooster crowing. :duh: I think I had better take photos of those two next so you can tell me if they are hens.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#8 2012-05-08 16:24:58

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: The youngest of my flock

Beautiful birds you have there M & K. I still have my LPCs in the basement too. They are so tiny I just hate to put them outside although I am getting my outdoor brooder ready for them. I find that when they are inside I visit them more often during the day and they end up tamer.

XOX Monika

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#9 2012-05-08 23:12:07

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: The youngest of my flock

A beautiful start of your little flock!! I am a sucker for those fuzzy cheeks

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