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I just picked up 9 little babes yesterday, they are a barnyard mix, the guy had quite a few breeds from EE, Marans, wyandottes, orphingtons, RRs, austrolops, Isa Browns and I'm sure a few others. Anyways, I was just curious what y'all thought they may look like as they get older. I took individual pics of the more interesting ones, I'm sure the orange colored chicks will be a red/buff color and the yellow baby will be white?














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You can't really tell from chick down what mix breeds will look like as adults as there are so many different genetic factors at play.

 

You do appear to have at least one chick with a white head dot, and that will indicate barring to come.

 

But again, you cannot tell what the final outcome will be with that many breeds running around. There are a lot of genes to take into consideration.

 

I've hatched grab bag eggs from a farm that had a lot of breeds running around; the adults often were very different from the chick downs and even any knowable breed for the parent stock.

 

I've had yellow chicks become white adults with bleed through patterns, or yellow/buff with pattern.

I've had brown/black chicks mature into blue with red breast.

Chipmunks usually come into a multi pattern/partridge, but some ended up mostly red.

 

In purebreed chicks, yes you can look at yellow down and say it will be a white leghorn, or gold down and it will be a Buff Orpington.

Black down usually becomes black, but if there are other genes in it, you can get a lot of different end results.

 

Again, that's a lot of genetics running around.

 

LofMc 


Edited by Lady of McCamley - 1/24/16 at 7:55pm
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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You can't really tell from chick down what mix breeds will look like as adults as there are so many different genetic factors at play.

 

You do appear to have at least one chick with a white head dot, and that will indicate barring to come.

 

But again, you cannot tell what the final outcome will be with that many breeds running around. There are a lot of genes to take into consideration.

 

I've hatched grab bag eggs from a farm that had a lot of breeds running around; the adults often were very different from the chick downs and even any knowable breed for the parent stock.

 

I've had yellow chicks become white adults with bleed through patterns, or yellow/buff with pattern.

I've had brown/black chicks mature into blue with red breast.

Chipmunks usually come into a multi pattern/partridge, but some ended up mostly red.

 

In purebreed chicks, yes you can look at yellow down and say it will be a white leghorn, or gold down and it will be a Buff Orpington.

Black down usually becomes black, but if there are other genes in it, you can get a lot of different end results.

 

Again, that's a lot of genetics running around.

 

LofMc 

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You can't really tell from chick down what mix breeds will look like as adults as there are so many different genetic factors at play.

 

You do appear to have at least one chick with a white head dot, and that will indicate barring to come.

 

But again, you cannot tell what the final outcome will be with that many breeds running around. There are a lot of genes to take into consideration.

 

I've hatched grab bag eggs from a farm that had a lot of breeds running around; the adults often were very different from the chick downs and even any knowable breed for the parent stock.

 

I've had yellow chicks become white adults with bleed through patterns, or yellow/buff with pattern.

I've had brown/black chicks mature into blue with red breast.

Chipmunks usually come into a multi pattern/partridge, but some ended up mostly red.

 

In purebreed chicks, yes you can look at yellow down and say it will be a white leghorn, or gold down and it will be a Buff Orpington.

Black down usually becomes black, but if there are other genes in it, you can get a lot of different end results.

 

Again, that's a lot of genetics running around.

 

LofMc 


I agree with LofMc.

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agree also with LofMc

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You can't really tell from chick down what mix breeds will look like as adults as there are so many different genetic factors at play.

 

You do appear to have at least one chick with a white head dot, and that will indicate barring to come.

 

But again, you cannot tell what the final outcome will be with that many breeds running around. There are a lot of genes to take into consideration.

 

I've hatched grab bag eggs from a farm that had a lot of breeds running around; the adults often were very different from the chick downs and even any knowable breed for the parent stock.

 

I've had yellow chicks become white adults with bleed through patterns, or yellow/buff with pattern.

I've had brown/black chicks mature into blue with red breast.

Chipmunks usually come into a multi pattern/partridge, but some ended up mostly red.

 

In purebreed chicks, yes you can look at yellow down and say it will be a white leghorn, or gold down and it will be a Buff Orpington.

Black down usually becomes black, but if there are other genes in it, you can get a lot of different end results.

 

Again, that's a lot of genetics running around.

 

LofMc 

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