Sparkles is one of last year’s hatch of twelve chicks. For some reason the eggs had an extremely low hatch rate last year, and a very high hatch rate this year. She was hatched in an incubator, and raised in a brooder with four other incubator-hatched chicks. Out of that hatch, there were two cockerels and three pullets.
She was the only Blue Cream Light Brown to hatch (out of that group), and she’s one of the sweetest chickens ever. All the chicks grew up to be show-quality and extremely beautiful. Sparkles is going to be shown this year, and her mother, Duchess, was 3rd out of 32 birds overall (large fowl and bantam), and best Single Comb Clean Legged bantam. Her father, Tick-Tock, received a blue danish at both shows he attended. Her brother, Bluesy, is a beautiful Blue Cream cockerel (hatched out of a different batch of eggs, and now at his new home).
Sparkles has tried to hatch eggs twice this year, and 100% of the Dutch hens have gone broody. This breed seems to be very good at sitting on eggs and raising chicks.
Sparkles a few days ago (it’s hard to get a photo of her because she runs around so fast).
The incubator she hatched out of ^
Over the next few days, meet the rest of last year’s hatch!
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