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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:57 pm 
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Hi Dizzy,
How did they turn out?

I keep coming back to this thread when trying to understand the genetics of the chicks hatched. Now its coming up to breeding season I thought it might be useful to read again.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:49 pm 
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Hi redjohanna,
Thanks for the reminder it made me go and take some pics today.
Below are the blue and black Australorps at 6 weeks old. There is a pair of each(plus one younger blue cockerel who had a really light head) and the only difference I can see now between the light headed and more normal darker ones are the the lighter beaks. I don't know if these will colour up as they get older or stay white. Some of both the light and dark ones had or have some juvenile mottling.
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The Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks turned out to be a SLW pullet and two poorly laced Blue Laced Silver cockerals.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:00 am 
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Thanks Richard
It helps when you can see the finished product!

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