Hannah Hen brought her chicks outside today into the run. I didn’t get much done today because I spent most of the day watching these amazing little creatures. Tomorrow will probably be the same.
The middle chick in the photo was the first born. She is the one I saw for a fleeting moment the day she hatched. Her name is Harriet. How do I know she is a girl? Well apparently, accordingly to the breeder you can usually tell the Partridge Wyandotte bantam girl chicks by the heavy eyeliner look. Lizzie, a lady who also hatched chicks from the same breeder can confirm that this is a reasonably good way to tell the girls from the boy. She guessed correctly the sex of most of her chicks using the eyeliner method.
So the little chick on the right of the photo is clearly a boy going by this method. The others? Hard to tell. The rest of them have more eyeliner than the one of the right but a lot less than Harriet. Oh well, we will just have to wait and see.