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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Can yall help me figure out what breeds these are? I think I've got 3 australorps, 2 barred rocks and I'm not positive about the others. I ordered "assorted brown layers".

post #2 of 8

Looks like you also have some Rhode Island Reds (or some derivation there of) and possibly Buff Orpingtons (just a guess on the yellow chicks since I can't see any feathers).


Edited by Kraken Farmer - 11/9/15 at 6:01am
post #3 of 8
I can identify barred rocks and black orpington chicks among the black ones
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Here's some better pictures of their feathers. They're 2 weeks 1 day old. What do you mean by a derivation? A mixed breed? I ordered them from a hatchery so I figured they would be a specific breed. Not that it matters, I'm just curious. Is that still too early to tell though?
J
post #5 of 8

The blond chicks are most likely Buff Orpingtons.

 

When I said derivative, I meant breeds that were developed from Rhode Island Reds such as Production Reds or New Hampshires.  They could also be red sex links which are typically RIR crosses.

post #6 of 8
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Also, out of 14 chicks, all have fully feathered, long wings and tail feathers, except 2. At 2 weeks old, is this a sign that they're roosters? The 2 have short little wings and no tail feathers at all. They're still little fuzz butts like when they were a day old. They're the same size as the others, just not getting any feathers.
post #7 of 8

Looks like Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Barred Plymouth Rocks, and Rhode Island Reds.

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post #8 of 8

agree          the slow to develop 2 may be cockerels  but, too soon to tell

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