Just an update to say that the chicks are doing fine and to post a few pictures.
The Lemon Cuckoo Pekin chicks, picture taken yesterday at 21 days/3weeks old, I know for definate that I have one boy out of the 4, his comb and wattles are much more pronounced and a brighter shade of pinky/red than the others… he is the lighter coloured one of the 4 hiding at the back, 2nd from the left 🙂
This lot are not keen on being photographed, they keep turning their backs on me 🙂
They are feathering up nicely too, notice their pom pom-like tail feathers, they looks a tad punky at this stage 🙂
The little black & partridge pekin chicks are doing fine too… they are a week younger than the others, but coming along good too.. unable to tell if they are boys or girls yet, but have a sneaky feeling that the partridge is a boy.
The little black one is my daughters favourite, and out of all the chicks is the only one that has a name so far..
Its been given the name Pingu, because it looked like a wee penguin when it was only a couple of days old, eventually all the white fluff will disappear and will be a solid black colour with a bottle green sheen to the feathers, just like Grace and Gloria.