Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Rich

New Chicks In Nest

Recommended Posts

Rich    0

Thought I would document the progress of the most recent chicks in my breeding cages this month for the first time. I have in cage no.1 a Normal cobalt cock x Lutino hen and in cage no. 2 a normal light green/blue cock x greygreen spangle hen. The cobalt cock is a bird I purchased about 2 years ago but have not bred until now. The Lutino hen is a chick from 2010 which I have not bred before either, so looking forward to some split ino cocks that I can pair with blue series hens in the future as I have no albino birds in my aviary as yet. The light green/blue cock and the greygreen spangle hen are chicks from previous years that I also haven't bred with yet so I am looking forward to what appears in the nestbox. Both pairs have successfully hatched 3 chicks each so far and all is well, with the oldest of the chicks being 10 days old. I will try and post a few photos here over the next few weeks if I can get the hang of it to show their progress.......bare with me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
robyn    0

Good luck with your breeding program. I have 1 Albino hen that I somehow bred. l.o.l. (not up with genetics AT ALL) she has 8 eggs, 1st o/due at the moment so hope I manage to get some chicks, she is paired with a pied violet, fingers crossed for something!!

Pics would be great when you get the chance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rich    0

Thanks Robyn, today another chick hatched from the Lutino hens clutch so that's four from her at this stage with one more egg still remaining. Hopefully you get some chicks from your Albino, with 8 eggs you've got a pretty good chance anyway! You'll have to keep us posted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rich    0

Last egg hatched this morning in the Lutinos nest, all 5 hatched successfully!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rich    0
bth_0ec86c6a-fdbf-47d0-956d-eb324ac4fb03.jpg?t=1377946456Chicks from Normal Cobalt cock x Lutino hen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
robyn    0

Love your picture. did you get any red eyed chicks?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Budgie_Mad    0

Congrats, I always love my pinkies (The babies without feathers in case you didn't know) although none of my family likes them at that stage but love them later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rich    0

Robyn, unfortunately the father of these chicks isn't split ino so I haven't got any red eyes but any cocks will be split so I will have to wait until I can breed with them in the future to see red eyes in the nest :( . Thanks Budgie-Mad, I love them at this stage too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×