Friday, April 29, 2016

Farm Life...Cloudy with showers on the way

                                              This is Rose, she's an 'only child'.

We've written before about Not counting your chickens before they hatch HERE & HERE . And she is just another example.
Last year my daughter set 6 eggs, 5 hatched, 4 were roosters. These birds were a cross between Silver Laced Wyandotte hens and a Speckled Sussex Rooster, we were hoping for  'sex-linked' chicks (babies that you can tell their gender at hatching based on coloring) well the result was four yellow and black babies and one red and dark brown baby.... they yellows all were roosters that looked like the silver laced Wyandotte's and the red baby was the prettiest hen, That was Named Lacey.

So we thought we'd try again this year and see if it happened again. We set 8 eggs, ONE hatched. This little red and brown baby.....we're hoping it's true to last year and it's a girl......that will grow up to look like her 'big sister'.
But you know what they say about counting your chickens before they hatch.................. anyone that's ever raised chickens knows it's true about guessing gender when they are still young  too :)

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