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« on: May 09, 2005, 10:16:55 PM »

Have you guys seen these chicks?   Dyed in the egg.

Great for Easter.




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http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/photo/2004/04/11/2003124815
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 11:49:54 PM »

Yeah, our local feed store had some colored chicks at easter time. I think it's a silly idea, but I guess they think "what ever sells". I don't know what breed of chicken they usually use for it though. I would guess just a white rock because the feathers are just a light yellow normally as a chick. I'd think chicks that are normally brown or black wouldn't show the color as well.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005, 01:33:50 AM »

0_0 How odd.  They look like stuffed animals.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2005, 05:16:49 PM »

That is hard on the ckick and usally kills them a little latter in life.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005, 04:37:21 PM »

Sorry to disagree with you and the newspaper article on the link, but all you have to do is dye the eggs early enough and the chicks come out whatever color you dye them.  If you "inject" into the egg or crack it in any way, it will kill the embro and the chick will never develop or hatch.

Also, in about 3 weeks, the colored feathers drop out like they naturally would and the chick turns yellow or whatever color they normally would be.  It has no lasting effect on them.  They simply lose their baby feathers like we lose hair.

My main objection is that they are sold to children who often mistreat them or soon tire of them and they die or are killed or are abondonded.  We used to get ones that didn't sell and put them in with our own chickens.

But they are still cute!

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005, 06:58:27 PM »

I have just heard it always kills them guess I was wrong. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2005, 02:27:54 PM »

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Also, in about 3 weeks, the colored feathers drop out like they naturally would and the chick turns yellow or whatever color they normally would be.  It has no lasting effect on them.  They simply lose their baby feathers like we lose hair.


What about their legs?
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2005, 03:56:50 PM »

ewwww
I hadn't noticed that. But looking again, I see their poor little beaks are colored too. That's sad. And they look weird.

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2005, 04:01:06 PM »

So you think the "meat" is colored too?   That would be an interesting dinner discussion if they didn't outgrow it rolleyes
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2005, 06:34:06 PM »

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So you think the "meat" is colored too?   That would be an interesting dinner discussion if they didn't outgrow it rolleyes


Haha!  Would you like a blue wing, or a yellow thigh?  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2005, 08:41:56 PM »

I think I will have a pink breast thank you cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2005, 09:45:10 PM »

Sorta like green eggs and ham?

All I can say is EWWWWWWWW - I'll pass.

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2005, 08:47:02 PM »

When we were in China, we had chicken with black skin and the meat was still white.  

It was more freaky that it came with the head attached.

Amazingly, it tasted like chicken!

Sorry,  I am a city boy and not one experienced with the Farming and Country life
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2005, 09:55:11 PM »

lol, its ok. That is normal, did you expect Rhode Island Reds to have red meat? lol Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2006, 12:49:26 PM »

The chickens w/ black skin are called Silkies; I have some, they are a bantam breed. cluck
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2006, 12:02:01 AM »

australups are a large black chicken, lol, sorry, couldnt think how to spell there name correctly wink
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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2006, 12:40:53 PM »

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That's sad. And they look weird.

 I have to agree with Beth...
it is sad, and if I wouldn't do it to my kids
 I wouldn't do it to an animal..... Sad
even if it is just a chicken..

but the kids do look happy Smiley
I wonder....little boy blue....mmmmm
 thats it, next time they're bad
I'll just dye them......... evil
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