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They are just adorable :mrgreen:

Such cute little fluff balls :-D

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She’s the smallest of the three but seems to be doing ok 🤞🏻Keeps up with the other two bombing about like loonies! Feet aren’t perfect but don’t seem to be holding her back at the moment. Hopefully she’ll do ok! Thank you for asking.

In other news I’m pretty sure the Wyandotte which was supposed to be gold, blue or buff laced is actually lavender :roll:

Initial feelings (they’re less than a week old so couldn’t really say what I’m basing this on) are that Duck is a girl and the other pekin is a boy. Don’t know about the Wyandotte- it’s much smaller with less of a comb than my other one at the same age, but it is already facing up to the bigger pekin. Time will tell!

 

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Cheepers take 2 are 3 weeks old now. I still think I have one of each pekin and still don’t know about the Wyandotte (although if I had to say I’d go boy ☹️)

(Duck on the left)

 

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Crikey....yes it's quite obvious with the pekins isn't it - Duck (adorable name btw) has no comb!  Here's hoping the wyandotte turns out to be a girl though for you! They're all lovely!

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The cheepers go to bed every night on top of the brooder. I go in before I go to bed and put them under it. They’re happy to go under it during the day.

Should I let them sleep on top? Will they be warm enough and if they get too cold will they go under while it’s dark?

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They will usually self-regulate in terms of temperature, moving away form the heat if they are too hot and towards it if they fee cool. Having said that, they aren't best known for their common sense!

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Hmm. That’s what I thought. They’re in our downstairs bathroom so they’re never going to get really cold, but they’re nowhere near fully feathered yet. I’ll probably keep putting them under until they have a covering of proper feathers and after that they can sort themselves out.

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The little’uns will be 5 weeks old at the end of the week - they’re currently perched on my leg going to sleep after a busy couple of hours outside in the drizzle! It’s not really important but I have a question about colour - what do you think they are?! 

The pekins were supposed to be all lavender but while the boy definitely is, the girl, Duck, is much paler - I’d say almost porcelain. And the Wyandotte was from a pen of buff, blue and gold laced - so I was expecting either one of those, or splash or black - but I don’t know what colour he actually is. Anyone any ideas on him or Duck? 

Also an issue with Duck that I wonder if anyone’s seen before - her peck aim seems slightly off so she often misses small targets - she’s growing and feathering well so is obviously fine with a feeder of crumb, but I can’t tell whether it’s sight or coordination. Any ideas?

 

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That little one is definitely much paler, but don't forget that they go through 3 moults before they get their adult feathers, so you may see another colour change yet. It will be interesting to watch.

I haven't had experience of the possible eyesight/co-ordination problem, but if Duck is thriving, then I wouldn't worry too much

Waaay too cute!

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They are growing up to be such pretty chickens.

They are all very cute :-D

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It’s pekins! They just are so cute and friendly. It’s weird not having any in the flock so I want Duck to grow up quickly!! 

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I always have at least one as well, even though they spend most of the summer being broody. They are great mothers too.

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I’m hoping Duck might do that for me next year. It’s been amazing having eggs in the incubator and actually watching them hatch, but it’s be better to have them outdoors and learning from mum.

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The cheeps are doing well - I had the day off today so I was able to supervise so they’ve been out and about with the big girls for most of the day.

Wyandotte was supposed to be blue, gold or buff laced, but he’s sort of grey-blue (not sure what’s gone in there because I thought the genetics meant (s)he should’ve been either laced or black, not sure if that’s right though) - almost uniform, except for one or two chestnut feathers.

 

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Oh and here’re Duck and her brother

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Doing well aren't they :clap:

I have a lavender pekin who has strange yellow bits on her feathers.

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