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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 5:36 pm 
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hey all
i have 6 campine chicks that are 5 days old (young i know to sex :D )
however from my perspective 2 seperate groups have already emerged from the group
1. (thinking/hoping are girls)
baby patterns a blotchy over back
VERY fast feather growth, almost 3-4 rows of feathers already
tails already starting to grow
2. (thinks are boys)
very uniform baby patterning
slower feather growth with only 1-1.5 rows of feathers on wings
no growth of tail as of yet
size is fairly similar (2 silvers are the biggest) and all are eating like chicks that never knew food. they are getting meat dust as a protein supplement and some grass. also free ranging and are very cute :D

any help would be greatly appreciated as to wether my observations are correct/incorrect or are just chance
many thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:12 am 
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Campine can be sexed at about three weeks old like most strains of leghorns. The boys will have a visable comb at three weeks and the girls will not.
Pics will help
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:42 am 
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I'm with Sigrid the Campines are easy , nice red boy combs , very early .

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:28 am 
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how are they coming along jmac?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:32 pm 
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okay
at the moment, looks like 2 golds are boys, 2 golds are girls and 1 silver, maybe 2 are boys
means i will have some roos to sell in a few weeks if anyone wants them?
not 100% sure yet though
very flighty and are sooooo intelligent
I was inspecting one of the girls today, put her on the perch (1.5 metres above the ground that they can reach when jumping from the ground)
bent over to grab another one (silkie mum getting a little annoyed now)Silver one pecked me (really cute) and the gold one that i had out on the perch jumped on my back
put the silver back on the ground and within about 10 seconds i had 5 chicks running around on my back
really are little, crazy chicks that can fly amazing!!
anyway, thats my speal over
cya
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:52 am 
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Hi Jack - any chance of some photos?

Do you know which are pullets and cockerels yet?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:44 pm 
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hey cackles
we had 4 girls and 2 boys...unfortunately we had to pass them on so no photos

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:08 pm 
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OK thanks, Jack. :)


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