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Can anyone give me some ideas of what these gals might be or is it way too early to start trying?  1 and 3 are rare breed assortments from Meyer Hatchery. 2 is from Meyer's bargain bin in the store. The rare breed assortment includes many types including: "others as they are added to our selection."  Here is a link to their page with the types listed: https://www.meyerhatchery.com/productinfo.a5w?prodID=ARELS   Chicks are one week old.

Thanks!

 

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Chick 1 Comb hard to see, possibly pea or single covered by fuzz and hard to find. Yellow/white underneath, black across back with yellow patches on shoulder. Wings coming in with white and black.  Chick is small but not bantam.

 

 

2 Hatchery bargain bin2 Hatchery bargain bin                                                                             Bargain bin Meyer 

Chick 2 Black/white chick, wings coming in black except for a few white feathers.Yellow/black legs, single comb. Regular size chick (as compared to my sex links).

 

 

 

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 Chick 3 Yellow chick with reddish tint on back. Regular size chick. Single comb. Peach/tan wings, with dark grey/black specks

15 chickens--Red sex links, EEs, and Barred Rocks. Home school family, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a bunny.

We sure are loving having chickens!  They are a lot of fun.

John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me."

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15 chickens--Red sex links, EEs, and Barred Rocks. Home school family, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a bunny.

We sure are loving having chickens!  They are a lot of fun.

John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me."

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post #2 of 4

Your best bet will be to find the possible breeds in the following links and look at the excellent chick pictures at the bottom of each breed page.

 

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKChickensA-C.html

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKChickensD-O.html

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKChickensP-Z.html

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 4

My best guesses based on Meyer's website:

 

1. Sumatra

2. Jersey Giant

3. Jubilee Orpington

post #4 of 4
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My thoughts had been:
1. Sumatra

2. Black copper maran

3. Jubilee orpington

 

But when their wings started growing in and the black chicks had white on the wings I wasn't sure.  Also #3 has pale peach wings coming in rather than the browner ones on the Jubilee. 

I have looked at hundreds of chick pics including every chicken page of the Meyer hatchery catalog!  I thought maybe someone more familiar with these breeds would recognize the chicks better than I have.  

I appreciate your help and am glad someone else has come with some of the same conclusions.  :)

15 chickens--Red sex links, EEs, and Barred Rocks. Home school family, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a bunny.

We sure are loving having chickens!  They are a lot of fun.

John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me."

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15 chickens--Red sex links, EEs, and Barred Rocks. Home school family, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a bunny.

We sure are loving having chickens!  They are a lot of fun.

John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me."

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