Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Babies Are Here!

Forgive my absence...I have been preoccupied with these four darling little babies. :)

They all hatched on January 27th and I can hardly keep my eyes and hands off of them they are just so cute!

The one with the plastered down hairdo is fine, I just had to help this one out of the shell and I tried to wash off the goo from being in the shell, but I didnt quite get it all. This chick was so big it filled up the whole shell and couldnt move at all to peck its way out of there. It would have died in the shell if I hadnt helped it out.

These are Tex's babies

These ARE Tex's babies

THESE are Tex's babies

These are TEX"S babies!!!!

NOT MINE! I will keep telling myself this so I won't get too attached. ;)

I looked at the wing formation on these babies and it is looking like at least two of them are boys. Girls little sprouts on the wing are all the same length straight across. Boys are graduated and get longer towards the middle. We will see as they get older. It is relatively easy to tell boys from girls in this breed once they start feathering out and getting their head feathers.

Alright Tex, here are a few pictures of your new babies. :)



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Heat lamp on


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I turned the heat lamp off for a second to take a better picture without the red tint from the bulb.


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I am especially fond of this little man. This one is definitely a boy. He is a bold little chick, seems to have been born with no fear. He already has a stand out personality! :)

15 comments:

Hollie said...

Awww, what precious little darlins. It would be soooo hard to not get attached.

Donna said...

Awwwwww. So cute!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

They are a sure sign of Spring ! Baby chicks are adorable little things. Glad you got such good pictures of them to share.
'On Ya'-ma

peggy said...

I wouldn't post either if I had these little guys to watch. When does the naming start?

Ally Lifewithally said...

Kelly they are little darlings ~ I would find it very hard to part with them ~ but I know the are TEX'S ~ :o) ~ Ally x

Linda's World said...

Ohhhhhhh they are so very cute. I can remember when we had baby chicks when I was a kids. They all followed their mama around the chicken yard. I know you'll enjoy watching them grow up. Linda in Washington

Beth said...

Too cute! I love the little guy in the last picture!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Your new babies are so cute....who's Tex?...maybe you can sort'a forget to give them back....he, he!!...LindaMay

Adirondackcountrygal said...

So adorable!

madcobug said...

They are so cute. Someone is lucky to have you caring for them. Hugs, Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Very sweet :o)

Tina said...

awwww. soooo cute!

Lisa said...

I'm in love with the little dude! My gosh, how can anything be so darn cute!!! All of the pics are gorgeous but that little fellow stole my heart.
xxx

Nelishia said...

He is so darned cute. He doesn't look like he'd have attitude though. I would be so attached it would be hard to ever put them down.

I'm back. I feel better. I'm going to read and catch up on you and all I've missed. Say hi to Shelby and Ian for me. Still want to catch up with you.

Nelishia

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oh gosh, it soooo cuuuute!! so sweeeet babies! lovely ))))))) ^_^