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10 Baby Chicks, 6 Breeds, Which One's Which? (Lots of Pics!)

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Our chicks just arrived! And now we're trying to figure out who's who. There are 10 chicks and 6 breeds:

 

2 Buff Brahmas
Partridge Cochin
2 Blue Easter Egger
Olive Egger
2 Barred Plymouth Rock
2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

 

And now for the baby chicks! The picture appears above the number and general description:

 

 

1. Grey body and black back. Cream spots on its face. Dark, clean legs. Looks like it has muffs.

 

2. Grey body with a black head and back. Cream spots on its face and a cream spot on the back of its neck. Dark, clean legs. Single comb?

 

3. Dark brown body. Red spots on its face. Clean legs. Pea comb?

 

4. Grey body with a brown neck and red head. Feathered legs. Single comb?

 

5. Black body with a white belly. White spot on the back of its neck. Clean legs.

 

6. Black body with a white belly. Dark, clean legs. Single comb? Looks like it might have muffs.

 

7. Blue/cream body. Clean legs. Looks like it has muffs.

 

8. Dark brown body. Red spots on its face. Feathered legs. Single comb?

 

9. Grey body with brown neck and red head. Feathered legs. Single comb?

 

10. Grey body with a black head. Red spots on its face. Pea comb?


Edited by Gnarled Carrots - 3/3/16 at 5:59am
2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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post #2 of 8

Here are the key identifying features of each possible breed-

Brahmas- Pea combs (small ridge), feathered legs

Cochin- Single comb (row of spikes), feathered legs

D'Uccle- Single comb, muffs (fluffy cheeks), feathered legs

Easter Egger/Olive Egger- usually pea comb, usually muffs, usually greenish legs

Barred Rock- black with white spot on the back of head, single comb, yellow legs with dark wash

Wyandotte- rose comb (flat wedge), bright yellow legs.

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Here are the key identifying features of each possible breed-

Brahmas- Pea combs (small ridge), feathered legs

Cochin- Single comb (row of spikes), feathered legs

D'Uccle- Single comb, muffs (fluffy cheeks), feathered legs

Easter Egger/Olive Egger- usually pea comb, usually muffs, usually greenish legs

Barred Rock- black with white spot on the back of head, single comb, yellow legs with dark wash

Wyandotte- rose comb (flat wedge), bright yellow legs.

 I updated the post to try and pick out comb types (although I'm struggling a little bit to differentiate them with such tiny chickens!) and leg color. None of them have green legs, though. They're all have either yellow legs or have yellow toes with dark legs.

 

I also created a new post for just the bantams, so I edited them out of this one. I think that I'm getting a general idea of who's who in the standard size, but am completely lost with the bantams!

2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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post #4 of 8

2 and 5 are your Barred Rocks.

1, 6, and 7 are your Easter Egger/Olive Eggers. 

3 and 10 are the Wyandottes.

The Brahmas and Cochins are going a bit tougher. Look closely for the spikes of a single comb or the ridges of a pea comb.

post #5 of 8

I think you have

 

1. Easter Egger/Olive Egger

2. Barred Plymouth Rock

3. Golden Laced Wyandottes

4. Buff Brahma

5. Barred Plymouth Rock

6. Easter Egger/Olive Egger

7. Easter Egger/Olive Egger

8. Partridge Cochin

9. Buff Brahma

10. Golden Laced Wyandottes

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Doc McCluckins View Post

I think you have

1. Easter Egger/Olive Egger
2. Barred Plymouth Rock
3. Golden Laced Wyandottes
4. Buff Brahma
5. Barred Plymouth Rock
6. Easter Egger/Olive Egger
7. Easter Egger/Olive Egger
8. Partridge Cochin
9. Buff Brahma
10. Golden Laced Wyandottes
I agree.
1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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1 Marans cross, 2 Silkie crosses, 3 Australorps, 3 Easter Eggers, 4 Rhodebars, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Gold Laced Brahma, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 English Orpington bantam, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock bantams, 2 Silver Pencilled Plymouth Rocks, 5 White Crested Black Polish, and 4 heritage Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. I also can't forget our two mixed breed cats, Figaro and J.J. and our American Golden...
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Doc McCluckins View Post
 

I think you have

 

1. Easter Egger/Olive Egger

2. Barred Plymouth Rock

3. Golden Laced Wyandottes

4. Buff Brahma

5. Barred Plymouth Rock

6. Easter Egger/Olive Egger

7. Easter Egger/Olive Egger

8. Partridge Cochin

9. Buff Brahma

10. Golden Laced Wyandottes

 

That is 100% what I was thinking. Thanks everyone!

 

I'm pretty sure that #6 is the Olive Egger and that #1 and #7 are the Easter Eggers, but it will be interesting to watch them grow up and be able to tell for sure! #1 and #7 definitely have muffs. They're getting more prominent as their feathers come in, although they're completely different colors.

2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Gnarled Carrots View Post
 

 

That is 100% what I was thinking. Thanks everyone!

 

I'm pretty sure that #6 is the Olive Egger and that #1 and #7 are the Easter Eggers, but it will be interesting to watch them grow up and be able to tell for sure! #1 and #7 definitely have muffs. They're getting more prominent as their feathers come in, although they're completely different colors.


If I had to guess I would say that 6 was the Olive Egger as well.

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