The mother of all staggered hatches is finally over. The last two cream legbars hatched a couple of days ago. The incubators are empty for the first time in ages. My goal was to hatch a few roosters to find a replacement for Reggie as well as an extra. I now have four good candidates. I will watch and see how they turn out and pick the two best. I learned my lesson about keeping only one rooster. If something happens the that one, you’re out for six months. Several friends offered replacement roosters but I really want to stick to my bio-security plan of, if it does’t hatch here, it doesn’t belong here.
Here’s the entire bunch of cream legbars, girls and boys.
Here are the three most recent cream legbar boys to hatch. They were less than cooperative for the photo shoot.
Four cream legbar females hatched with the last group. Two of them will be sent to a customer who hatched only white chicks and boys. I will keep two for my flock.
Four Isbars hatched, one black, one splash and two blues. Hopefully from this group there will be an acceptable back-up rooster for my Isbar program. Three of these chicks hatched from eggs that I found laying under a fake rock in the yard. They had started developing in the heat!
I’ll post updates as these chicks develop and I pick the keepers.