Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Obligatory New-Chick Video

I had two hens that had a broody relay race. One of them sat on the eggs for 2 weeks and gave up and the next hen finished it out and won the prize. The prize is 3 Mottle Java chicks and one Australorp hybrid.

I'm excited about the Javas. I drove out to Mira Loma, CA a month ago to get the eggs from a nice lady that has a giant garden interspersed with a few varieties of chickens and a fair number of cats.

Javas are credited with being the foundation of several popular American Breeds like Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks. I read some great things about them so I thought it would give them a try.

Although the chicks are mostly yellow they should be mostly black with white mottling when mature:

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