Are you my babies????

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UploadedApril 10, 2010
TakenApril 10, 2010
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 50D
Exposure1/125 sec at f/5.6
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Every year at Easter since a time long ago and far away, people think that chicks should be dyed rainbow colors to make children happy. People buy the darling little chicks in whatever color they can't live without and love it til it grows a little bigger...and then??? Lots of chicks with a worn out welcome when the colors fade. I wonder what the poor mother hen thinks when she looks at her "flock" at a petting zoo at this spring festival. I wonder if hens are color blind. Do they wonder what the #(*&$# happened to their babies when this happens? Poor little babies. Kids kept trying to pick them up. I feel so sorry for them every year when I see this.

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  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Wonder how they do that... ???

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    I've heard it is some sort of vegetable dye.

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Lol:D What a colorful little family:) Your title is also great:) voted

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    I am convinced more and more that people are idiots. They are cute the way they were made. Great title and entry.

  • Jessica Hwang

    Jessica Hwang said (11 Apr 2010):

    i know ): sad story and poor chickies.

    but i must say those are adorable. if not a bit unusual.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    They inject them with the dye while they're still in the egg, and the color eventually wears off. What a sad practice, in the name of commercialism!! Certainly a tradition we could do without! Voted.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    I have never heard of such a practice...Then it makes you wonder if the dye is injected right in the egg ... when the chicken grows to adulthood and it ends up in the roasting pan is the meat safe to eat, (depending on how potent the vegetable dye is and how long it lingers in their system)...Just a thought...Maybe the injected dye chickens are just meant for pets..Sad story...Excellent entry...You have my vote.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    sad it is bur as far as I know, they are cute and especially attractive to the kids. good find and capture, Linda. My vote.

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    I think it`s a wonderful idea,...I loved it when I was a kid,...nice shot voted,....

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (13 Apr 2010):

    Back,...forgot to vote,...

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Vote

  • Yulia Yurasova

    Yulia Yurasova gave props (25 Apr 2010):

    nice capture! i wonder how do they color them.....

  • Jamie Phillips

    Jamie Phillips (Deleted) gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    when I saw ur pic I thought cool photoshop job, but then I read ur post and was like nooo way. cool pic. very cute

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    excellent photo.... makes me think.. voted

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (29 Apr 2010):

    Great catch, but I thought this was out lawed long ago?

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   said (30 Apr 2010):

    A wonderful photo, Linda. But, good grief! What are people thinking when they do such things! I agree with the consensus here...they are perfect just the way they are!

  • linda woods

    linda woods said (30 Apr 2010):

    Yea, that's kind of the point. People AREN'T thinking of anything but themselves and indulging their children with yet another throw away fad. The glitz wears off, and then what?? This time the fad is a living thing.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum gave props (3 May 2010):

    I did not know people did this! How odd....hmmm...

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2010):

    Great entry! I just love those nice colors. Voted!

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