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Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

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Xeephran

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Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  Xeephran on Wed May 01 2013, 06:26

Hi all,

These are the chicks from my intensive red male (seen in my profile picture) and my non-intensive red ivory female. I was hoping that the male wasn't a carrier of the ivory gene but these chicks look pretty much like their ivory mother to me! Would you all agree that they are ivory? Droppings are red so I don't believe they are poorly coloured reds. Are they likely to darken at all with age? They are 15 days old currently.
https://i.servimg.com/u/f78/17/81/51/10/dscn4211.jpg



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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  GeoffW on Wed May 01 2013, 07:12

They look very much like young reds to me. They will change significantly in colour when they moult.
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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  BlueCobalt on Wed May 01 2013, 21:47

I would say you are correct, the top three definitely look ivory too me! The reds look so much darker than that in the nest!
Good pairing though as split ivory, so potentially both cocks and hens, be nice to see them on the perch!
Nice one.
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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  Xeephran on Mon May 13 2013, 07:28

Here they are at 27 days old
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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  John_Graydon on Mon May 13 2013, 10:57

They are looking like Red Ivorys, What are you colour feeding with ??

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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  Xeephran on Mon May 13 2013, 12:04

Carophyll in softfood and water (on alternate days)
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Colour feeding in the nest?

Post  Gazpacho on Wed Oct 30 2013, 11:31

Xeephran wrote:Carophyll in softfood and water (on alternate days)
"Colour feeding in the nest" ~ When is colour feeding meant to be started?
I have a one day old red chick in the nest. The cockbird is feeding it, haven't seen the mother feeding it yet, but she is a bit flighty.... two other eggs not yet hatched.

Should I be adding colour feed to their water and softfood now?

Cheers
Gazza

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colour feeding in the nest

Post  chriss on Wed Oct 30 2013, 12:49

Hi
When I colour feed in the nest I start 2 weeks befor any eggs are laid .
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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  Ninetails on Wed Oct 30 2013, 13:09

I'm with Chris on this. Probably no point in colour feeding them now until the six week mark.
Wings and tail feathers will most likely be orange. Pet shop will probably pay only $1.50 instead of $2.
Bugger.
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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  Gazpacho on Wed Oct 30 2013, 20:09

Ninetails wrote:I'm with Chris on this. Probably no point in colour feeding them now until the six week mark.
Wings and tail feathers will most likely be orange. Pet shop will probably pay only $1.50 instead of $2.
Bugger.
Oh hell. And here I was with high expectations of getting 1kg of oats per bird. I'll spray them with food dye.

EDIT: Another red chick this morning. I'm 2/3 Smile

Gaz

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Re: Colour fed in the nest...are these chicks red ivories?

Post  raymond73 on Sat Aug 09 2014, 20:22

nice birds

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