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#26 2012-12-14 02:25:14

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: Couldn't Wait........

FRF, I can make little Santa hats if you put them on the chicks and take photos  :excited:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#27 2012-12-14 12:43:02

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

Re: Couldn't Wait........

Ugh! I have to stop looking at this thread! :do?: This is the first year in a few I have not had chicks for Christmas. Between school, my son's birthday on the 22nd and Christmas, I am so behind I am trying to resist any other commitments. But they are so sweet.....

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#28 2012-12-14 12:56:44

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: Couldn't Wait........

Susan do what I'm doing. Keep saying" Step away from the Incubator" :gunslinger:


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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#29 2012-12-14 13:43:24

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Couldn't Wait........

Well I have never hatched this time of year EVER.  But an opportunity came up to get some Araucana eggs shipped form GA.  I wanted to take advantage to hopefully hatch some so that they would be laying by the summer.  Took 13 days for them to get here, think they got caught up in the Christmas parcel backlog.  So I set them all and will check on day 7 to see what is growing ....or not :nervous:

Yes Susan...........look away :whistle:

Gubi these will be New years chicks :wine: around the 3rd. or 4th.

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#30 2012-12-14 16:43:18

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Couldn't Wait........

NaturesPace wrote:

Oh no!!! I need more :pics:
I would like to see a good photo of the rumpless. Can you tell on a day old? They have the death gene, if I'm not mistaken?? Do you find their eggs are brighter blue than EE or Amerecaunas?

NP here is a better photo of the rumpless 1/2 tufted araucana chick:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0914640x480_zpsdea0472c.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0913640x480_zpsbc0c8c3f.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0912640x480_zps8b456efd.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_0911640x480_zpsc04e3b87.jpg

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2012-12-14 16:50:31)

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#31 2012-12-14 16:45:46

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
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Re: Couldn't Wait........

:excited: so cute! thanks for the new photo. is she going to be a blue or black?


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

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#32 2012-12-14 16:55:00

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

Re: Couldn't Wait........

I'm not sure??  The three hens that are laying are what they call a "wild" colour or kind of like a partridge colour.  I have two roosters in the pen one is blue/gold/black/white and the other is a white goldwing.  Now all the hens that are laying are laying a "pink" egg which I know can happen from having araucanas years ago but is not a desirable trait.  I don't care I am trying to work with what I have.  I am really hoping that these eggs that I had shipped from "sega" on BYC will hatch for me....or at least a few :please:

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#33 2012-12-14 18:39:10

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

Re: Couldn't Wait........

PINK?  That is SO cool!!!!!!!!! That is the only colour I don't have in my egg rainbow, that and yellow but I don't think I can eat a yellow egg :sick:

Lyndy Lou may I take my incubators to your house?  FRF's hatching is affecting my ability to resist going to the eggs for sale sections of the forums!!!!  :duh:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#34 2012-12-14 19:15:02

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

Re: Couldn't Wait........

Relax there Kathy, I am sure you can resist :whistle:  Like I said this is not the time of year I like to hatch, it means keeping in the basement until they are big enough to go in the shed with a heat lamp.  I do NOT like keeping them in the house, one is the smell and two is the dust.  I am a clean freak and it drives me nuts :Crazy:

The "pink" eggs are just a very light colour of brown almost a fleshy colour.  I have had an EE lay the same colour of egg before.

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#35 2012-12-14 19:41:52

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: Couldn't Wait........

Congratulations!  They are lovely and  best of luck with your next batch. I'm jealous ;-)


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

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#36 2012-12-17 23:51:49

texastinsel
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From: Louisville, Kentucky
Registered: 2011-10-08
Posts: 56

Re: Couldn't Wait........

How exciting!!  I wish I could get my hands on some of those "pink" eggs!!! :thumbsup:

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#37 2012-12-18 02:05:28

choctawgal
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From: Washington, USA
Registered: 2011-12-13
Posts: 161
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Re: Couldn't Wait........

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Yes there is also the lethal gene in there, ideally you should breed a clean faced to a tufted, if you breed two tufted that's were the double lethal gene comes in.....from what I understand.

Shell death will occur in about 25% of double-tufted to double tufted matings.  The Tufting gene is a Dominant allele, so if its there, it shows up.  Shell death only happens when a chick inherits the tufting gene from *both* DBL-Tufted parents.  I've not seen it occur in my single tufted to double tufted pairings, interestingly.

Some breeders will purposely breed double to double... you will hatch the same number of tufted chicks, on the average, however you get fewer cleanfaced to feed and grow.... if that's the goal.  It's just me, but I hate the thought of my purposely sentencing 25% of viable chicks to premature death, unless I can help it... or I have two *exceptional* parents.  :huh:

CONGRATS on your new buttless baby!!!!  :cheer: :thumbsup:

Jenn


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
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#38 2012-12-18 13:53:46

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

Re: Couldn't Wait........

Thanks Jenn for that great information. :thumbs:  I only had two in the incubator they were a last minute put them in and see what happens as my hens even though laying are quite young.  I now have 40 Araucana eggs in the incubator :excited:
27 where shipped and 13 from my own birds so am keeping fingers crossed that I get a few to hatch.

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#39 2012-12-18 22:08:15

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
Registered: 2012-02-20
Posts: 117

Re: Couldn't Wait........

:congrats:


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#40 2012-12-18 23:29:11

kenya
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From: Stratford, Ontario
Registered: 2012-04-21
Posts: 108

Re: Couldn't Wait........

Congratulations

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#41 2012-12-19 02:34:36

choctawgal
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From: Washington, USA
Registered: 2011-12-13
Posts: 161
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Re: Couldn't Wait........

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

I now have 40 Araucana eggs in the incubator :excited:
27 where shipped and 13 from my own birds so am keeping fingers crossed that I get a few to hatch.

I'll cross mine too!  :excited:

I'll be :nervous: until I hear how it went! 

Here's to a great hatch, lots of tufts, and no ifs, ands, or BUTTS!  :funny:


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
Please "like" me at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mother-C … ef=tn_tnmn
and https://www.facebook.com/choctawgal

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#42 2012-12-19 12:23:56

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

Re: Couldn't Wait........

:funny: Thanks Jenn!!

I am so glad this fellow sent me so many extras so hopefully I will have a few hatch XX.

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#43 2012-12-20 06:30:21

dahlisgrams
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From: NY
Registered: 2012-08-06
Posts: 267

Re: Couldn't Wait........

They really are beautiful.. thanks for the photos! :cheer:

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