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1 new Chanteclers on Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:02 pm

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Had a chance to try the new incubator and to see what my new trio of White Chanteclers would produce - these are just at 4 days old 5 out of 6 hatched - will post further pics later Hatched Nov.9,2014[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]" />

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2 Re: new Chanteclers on Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:37 pm

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Where did you get the parent stock from?

3 Chanteclers on Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:14 pm

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The two hens came from Francess MacDonald's breeding and the Rooster was from Jackie Brommoland, who purchased her birds from Coyote Acres AB. Frances's stock is from East as well as some AB. Have to verify my facts on hers, as she has three different lines.

Will post more up to date pics soon.

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4 Re: new Chanteclers on Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:55 am

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Gosh...now I have chick envy! I must hold off until April to fire up the incubator...must...must... Shocked

5 Re: new Chanteclers on Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:31 pm

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They look lovely- looks like they will be a good size too! I am curious about the pink spot on the bum- (?) What kind of incubator do you have?

6 pink spot on Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:24 pm

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I am experimenting on wing sexing - had a blue markie and a pink markie - turns out all are girls!  (if I did this right) Brinsea Oct. 20 advanced was used

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7 Re: new Chanteclers on Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:50 pm

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That's a good idea- it's a great   way to check. Idea !! I assume you are very happy with that incubator.

8 incubator on Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:57 pm

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I am happy with it except I finally broke down and got the humidifier to go with it - I have a new Rcom that I am going to try this spring - nice thing about that one is it has the humidifier pump included in the cost - no extra expenses. Be interesting to see how both stack up against each other. Going to take pics again tonight - just put them into a LARGE brooder box I made - The second brooder was getting smaller by the day and it was a med size water trough for sheep!!

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9 Re: new Chanteclers on Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:29 am

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I'll have to check out the RCom incubator- I haven't heard of that brand. I am looking for an incubator for next spring. Please post lots of pics of your chicks- they look very robust! Do you have pics of the hen and rooster?

10 Re: new Chanteclers on Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:15 am

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These are the rooster and the two hens - not great shots - I know.

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11 Re: new Chanteclers on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:43 am

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They are both beautiful! Gwenevere ( I think!?) has such a lovely face.  I think your chicks will be gorgeous adults! Thanks for sharing. Hopefully sometime in the future you'll change your mind and sell hatching eggs... hoping!! I like the white chantecler hens and I wouldn't mind a few silver laced wyandottes around, just to look at!



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12 Gwenevere on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:49 am

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That is one of the hens from Fran MacDonald's breeding - she has such beautiful birds!! She is on her way back from showing in Red Deer - have to wait for the results - her birds have been placing in every show so far. Hoping it is not too wicked of a trip back to BC!!!

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13 Re: new Chanteclers on Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:38 pm

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very nice looking hen and rooster. congrats on the babies

14 now 17 days old and in the large brooder on Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:09 pm

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15 Re: new Chanteclers on Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:08 am

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They are growing nicely- looks like a perfect, even sized brood. I'd be very, very happy with those if they were mine Very Happy

16 Re: new Chanteclers on Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:17 am

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Note on wing feather sexing. I had learned, or so I thought, that certain breeds could be gendered ascertained through wing feather sexing, I am speaking to buff orington and cochin (the only two breeds I have). So I did that. This was about 3 years ago. I marked the slow and the fast feathering chicks, by the wing, the saw toothed looking feathers and the ones that were all the same length. Wing feather sexing does not work on either of these breeds. I kept accurate records and thank my lucky stars that I never cull males, because, according to the wing feather sexing, the chicks that have the wing feathers that are all the same length should be boys, the saw tooth looked wing feathers, the ones that are not all the same length should be girls. This did not hold true, it did not matter what sex, some just grew that way. So, not to burst your bubble, but I don't think that chanteclers can be wing feather sexed. It is the slow and fast feathering genes that govern this....there is a huge topic that was on our forum a few years ago that I had made about all this stuff. It was certainly a learning curve. Ask a question to chantecler breeders, maybe others that breed this breed will chime in with information as to weather wing feather sexing works on the breed. I know it SHOULD work on orpington and cochins, according to the slow and fast feathering gene, but trust me, it does not, smiling that big smile. Awesome chicks anyways, but expect some males in the group Shocked Have a wonderful day, CynthiaM.

17 Re: new Chanteclers on Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:43 am

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Yes, I wouldn't rely on feather sexing. You will likely be able to figure it out by their demeanors within a few weeks. You will see the cockerels standing up taller and looking after the pullets; Chantecler cocks are extremely good care takers of their flocks.

When they feather in, you can look for pointed saddle feathers beginning to emerge as your next sign. The combs and wattles on the cockerels will also turn red, while the pullets will remain pink.

The partridge variety is much easier to sex, I can do it fairly reliably from their baby barred wing feathers.

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18 Re: new Chanteclers on Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:01 pm

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Thank You thank you Derbyshire, very excited about these - hope to show in 2015  As far a wing sexing - time will tell - will keep you posted when certain ps - only an experiment for my own curiousity.

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