First hatch for 2016

Big little black chick

The test hatch is out, and more are pipping.  The count right now is 5 black and 7 wheaten/blue wheaten.

Big little black chick

 

First hatch – wheaten and blue wheaten chicks
2-18-16

First hatch – Black chicks
2-18-16

Test Hatch Set!

The first hatch of the season, my test hatch for fertility, went in the incubator today!

28 eggs – 14 black and 14 wheaten/blue wheaten. Hatch Date – 2/18/16!

Big Max has arrived!

"Big Max"
Black Ameraucana Cockerel,
bred by Clif Redden

“Big Max”
Black Ameraucana Cockerel,
bred by Clif Redden

And the final answer is…

Blue Wheaten Cockerel
Leg Band # 11y

Seems like it took forever to get to this point, but after much deliberation, back and forth, yes, no, and maybes, and after coming very close to accidentally culling the wheaten, I have finally decided on my keeper wheaten and blue wheaten cockerels for this year.

Blue Wheaten Cockerel
Leg Band # 11y


Wheaten Cockerel
Leg Band #15y

Heart of Dixie Poultry Show – Anniston, AL 10-10-15

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We took 6 beautiful young pullets to this show, in Anniston, Alabama: 4 blue wheaten and 2 black. This was a double show, beautifully organized by the Heart of Dixie Poultry Club.

First Show Second Show
Black Pullet 6b BV, BB, CH AOSB BV, BB, CH AOSB
Black Pullet #4b RV, RB, Reserve CH AOSB RV
Blue Wheaten Pullet 70b BV BV, RB, Reserve CH AOSB
Blue Wheaten Pullet 6y RV RV
Blue Wheaten Pullet 16y 4 3
Blue Wheaten Pullet 20b 3 4