Thursday, April 17, 2014

First 2014 Chicks Leave The Nest

Papa Border on the left is a stock bird but looks like his offspring with this good looking hen are real show stoppers!
Momma is in the middle and the other chick which acts like a male is on the right. Also a real beauty!

Grand Bird is very proud! The two chicks are similar but the top one pictured has a more round head where the 2nd picture chick has a flatter head. Both chicks have unbelievably piped (narrow) tails.

I have noticed that even in chicks,  the better the nutrition and feeding the better the chicks conformation when they leave the nest. I have known for a long time that the right combination of nutrients will make the confirmation so much better in young adults preparing for the show season but this is the first time I have seen the chicks look perfect when they are about to be weaned.


Anonymous said...

Well that is a beautiful head on the border chick. Definitely nicer than either parent in the limited photos!!

So glad you are spreading Border love!

all the best,
Randy Teakell

Anonymous said...

Loving the first chicks type, head and nip in the neck! Looks like its gonna grow up to be a beaut! Looking forward to more border updates...
From an Autumny South Africa