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I just received my Rhode Island Red chicks today. I'll be keeping two and three will be going to a friend. Since the shading is different on the little girls I am not sure how to pick which ones to keep. Is there any rhyme or reason to their beginning colors? Of course I bought them for eggs but I also would like pretty girls. :D Any insight would be wonderful. 

 

 

 


Edited by PJones - 10/2/15 at 11:37am
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I don't think it matters what color they are as chicks. The darker ones may grow into a dark red (almost brown), and the lighter ones will probably be reddish brown. Hope this helps you!

 

P.S. Your chicks are sooooo cute! :drool

2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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2 Barred Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Star, 1 Gold Cochin, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 black cat, 3 black and white cats, 1 white and grey cat, 1 brown cat, 1 grey and white striped cat.
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Thank you! I am way too new at this to be choosing which ones. I also bought some Ameraucana (from Ideal) and was told they're Easter Egger. Not sure which of the two I should keep with them either. Believe me I wish I could keep them all but I did promise them to someone....LOL!  I can't have any roosters in my backyard and it's so difficult to decide.

 

The one on the right doesn't have a beard, and has brown undertones. The one on the right does have the beard and is pretty much black, white with only a slight touch of brown in a couple of spots. 

 

Both birds are almost 10 weeks old. 

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