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well i put three pair down what seems like an eternity ago and ive been really busy over christmas as im sure you can all relate to . so one pair didnt really work out , laid one egg then stopped :)

 

the othert 2 pair are going well though and im expecting chickies before this weeks over

 

this cobolt normal cock and spangle hen have 6 fertile eggs (100%) and first due to hatch 8/01 . and ive been told to expect the unexpected from them ???? im hoping for nice big cobolt spangle babies to put to violets later down the track

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and the cobolt normal cock and fallow hen have 3 out 4 eggs fertile , first due to hatch 7/01

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so hopefully soon i will have some jellybean pics to post soon , fingers crossed all goes well

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hope all goes well :) looking forward to watching the chicks grow :D

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yes me too love seeing everyones out comes

good luck

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you have very nice birds. good luck

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good luck

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Look forward to egg and chick updates :hap:

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Good luck :)

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Good luck with them :)

Will watch this post closely for updates :D

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thanks for the well wishes too ,there will be plenty of updates with cute little baby pics , i promise !!!!

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I love the spangle hen. Good Luck!

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cobolt cock / fallow hen have their first hatchling today :lol:

 

it is very pale in colour though , almost creamy . and the eyes dont look as dark as i was expecting either :) , and dont look pink enough to be ino to me

 

oh well i will take some pics once the next one hatches

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Congrats on the Eggies mate .... Hope they all stay healthy for you

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That's great news. hope it isn's sick... looking forward to hearing good news :angry:

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well this is going to be a very quick update of sorts ( no photos sorry , i havnt been able to bring myself to disturb them too much this early on )

 

the first chick from the cobolt and fallow seems to be going pretty well despite its pale colour , its well fed which is great :sadsorry: , 2nd due to hatch tomorrow as there was 4 days between laying the 1st and 2nd eggs . :)

 

the cobolt and spangle pair have 2 chicks now . first hatched yesterday evening and is an ino , this was expected as i was told these guys usually throw a high % of albinos . 2nd hatched early hours this morning and looks to have normal eyes

 

im not sure why they hatched so close together and at such odd times . oh well i will add pics of the cute little jelly beans tomorrow

 

im contemplating fostering 1 egg from the spangle nest to the fallow hen as she only has 3 fertile ones but i may wait and see how the ino chick goes first

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sounds like things are moving nicely! ;) that's great news!

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Sounds good mate .....

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Good for you. It's so exciting, isn't it? :cake: Keep us updated and as always love to see pics!!!

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well as promised here are some baby pics ( though not the best pics ever ! )

 

this is the cobolt/fallow nest ,

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and this is the cobolt/spangle nest , biggest chick is the ino

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4 happy healthy well fed little chickies, though they are very camera shy :hi:

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look great! very cute!

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thanks JB they are cute i guess , but wait theres more . i was expecting the cobolt / spangle to chick to hatch today and it has , but the cobolt / fallow chick hatched today aswell . albeit a day early :fear . the little buggers have been hatching unexpectedly all over the place actually . maybe the fluctuating weather and temps have something to do with that ?

 

cobolt / fallow nest , the last egg is infertile so thats it for them . 3 chicks

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cobolt / spangle nest . 3 chicks now , 2 to go . last egg didnt develop even though it was fertile

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The strange weather might have something to do with it... I'm not sure.

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well its been a few days now since i last updated . the 2 remaining chicks in the spangle nest hatched wednesday and thursday :D

the 4th chick i helped out of its shell very carefully as it was taking many hours to free itself . the 5th chick is an ino and hatched a day earlier than expected

 

all are doing well , even the 1st chick from the fallow nest which looked funny couloured is going really well now . i will do some new pics next week when the earlier ones should be getting some feathers

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Hey Brez,

Congrats on your babies! One word of advice with the normal/ spangle nest i wouldnt move any of her eggs she is capable of looking after 5 babies if there are more 5 than move them but she seems to like it when they are left and the falow has only has only reared 3 babies at a time from memory. But whatever works. OOh and also watch the ino because they have a high mortality rate i have had a few die for no apparent reason. Goodluck with them. I am hapy that they have gone to such a good home.

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Congrats Mate

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