Phew, I guess not feeling well really took it out of me more than I thought it would! I've accomplished next to nothing all week! Finally got around to getting updated baby pictures today. They're about 4 weeks old.
I am confident that Black 3 and Blues 2 and 6 are pullets, and that Blues 1, 3, and 5 and Chocolates 1 and 3 are cockerels. I'm pretty sure
Blue 4 is a pullet and that Blacks 2 and G1 and the mixed color baby are cockerels. The rest are sort of in that gray area where they could go either way, or in the case of Chocolate 2 I just am not familiar enough with the line to be confident either way, honestly. I'm really
hoping that a few more of them are pullets, but we'll see. Also pretty sure I already have a cull or two, but I may hold onto them anyway, depending on how many are male and how many are female, just in case.
Let me just say that regardless of whether she's actually a pullet or if she turns out to be a cockerel, I am SO excited to finish growing out Blue 4 and see how she turns out! She is already beautiful
, and thus far everything I am hoping to accomplish with my Blues!
The other Blues are unfortunately quite dark already. Hopefully with Blue 4 in the mix, I'll get more light Blues over the coming years to fill out that flock with. 🙏
Also, mixed color baby is thus far feathering in as a dark Blue as well. I imagine he'll end up with some red leakage based on his chick down color, though. Oh, and don't mind Chocolate 3's eye, he just blinked. His eyes are perfectly fine!
Anyway, there they are.