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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:40 pm 
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Hi there. My sweet girl Custard has hatched out all five of the eggs she was sitting on, and the chicks are now aged 5 weeks and 4 days (ish!).
Pekin chick 1
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Pekin chick 2
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Pekin chick 3
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Pekin x OEG chick 1
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Pekin x OEG chick 2
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The last batch of Pekins I hatched out - you could really tell all the boys for sure from about 4 weeks because they had massive red combs and wattles compared to the girls. All 5 of these chicks are the same in terms of their comb development, and there's been no play-fighting at all... is it possible they might all be girls? I'd be so happy if they were - I had 5 boys in the last batch and it was so hard to find homes for them all!

I haven't had a Pekin x OEG cross before, so I'm not sure how they develop. But the combs on these two still seem pretty small.

Would love to know what you all think!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Here are their parents for those who are interested.

Boyd, the dad on the left (obviously!), and the eggs came from Major Hoolihan (centre - the oeg bantam) and Birko (right, the silver birchen Pekin)

Interestingly, all the chicks were tones of yellow - the two oeg crosses had lovely stripes. I could have thought coming from a birchen pekin we'd get at least one black chick - I was wrong!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Gorgeous chicks!! They look so placid and happy. I have 4 week old Australorps X chicks and Barnie chicks and there's no way they would sit peacefully and smile at the camera!
Fingers crossed hoping that they are all girls.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:38 pm 
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congrats you have 2 girls!! :bounce:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:42 pm 
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I'd say two pekin girls (1 and 2) and a boy (3). Not sure about the crosses.

They're very cute :-)


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