Our first contest… Be the first to identify (correctly) the breeds and genders of our mystery chicks and win our grand prize!
As a surprise for David, we added 3 hatchery-choice “mystery chicks” to his order of Barred Rocks without his knowing it. They are supposed to be 3 different breeds of brown egg layers. The kids have made guesses on their breeds, and I think they’re definitely right on two of the three, but I’ll keep their guesses secret for now.
1) To enter, simply post a comment with ONE guess for each chick’s identity. Something like:
- Chick A: Pearl Guinea Fowl, female
- Chick B: Ruffed Grouse, male
- Chick C: Purple Tribble, hermaphrodite
2) We’ll keep the blog posted with pics as the chicks mature, and announce our findings when we’re really sure.
3) Any disagreements on the breed will be settled by Judy, “the Chicken Lady,” at Clark’s Grain Store.
4) Winner will be the first (based on the time/date stamp of the comment) with all three breeds and genders correctly identified.
5) Make sure there’s some way for me to get in touch with you – if your sign-in name doesn’t have a way to do that, you can shoot us an email (our contact info is on our farm website: http://www.flyingtnh.com). Just make sure to identify yourself and your post.
The prize? Public recognition on our blog, bragging rights, and (if you desire) a guest-post on your blog acknowledging your chicken identification expertise!
1) They should all be breeds that lay brown eggs.
2) They are supposed to be females.
3) Hatcheries make mistakes from time to time, so the above hints might not apply.
So, without further ado, I present the lineup of our dastardly suspects: