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Too early to tell these two breeds?

post #1 of 9
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Hey all,

I got these chicks on Thursday, March 17th. At that point I believe they were already a week or so old. I believe they are all pullets as well. Anyway, I have some theories as to what breed they are (Wyandottes for the black ones and either Buff Orpingtons or maybe Red Sex Links for the yellow/red ones). I have 5 of each, let me know if you need a better picture to get an idea on the breed.

 

Looking forward to hearing what you think!

 

post #2 of 9
I think the yellow/red one is a Red Sex Link. The other one is either a Wyandotte or a Black Australorp. Good luck with your chicks and they are adorable! smile.png
Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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post #3 of 9

I think you have a Black Australorp and maybe a Red sex-link (could you get a better picture of the red one?). 

post #4 of 9

Oh and :welcome.

post #5 of 9
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No problem, here's a few more pictures of the yellow girls:

 

 

 

 

I hadn't thought of Black Australorps but that seems pretty likely too. My only question is that they are starting to get white feathers. Do Black Australorps have any white feathers? Here's a better picture:

post #6 of 9
Hmmmm.......I'm not sure if it's a Black Australorp anymore as they shouldn't have white feathers. And a Wyandotte should have more of a laced pattern, so I'm not at sure on the black one. I'm almost positive the yellow/red one is a Red Sex Link.
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Lovin' my life in the country with my animals and my family! And a proud owner of a Beagle!

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post #7 of 9
Yes, red sex-link and australorp. My lorp chicks also have those white feathers...I think they may lose them in the first molt?
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Yes, red sex-link and australorp. My lorp chicks also have those white feathers...I think they may lose them in the first molt?

agreed

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Originally Posted by Jensownzoo View Post

Yes, red sex-link and australorp. My lorp chicks also have those white feathers...I think they may lose them in the first molt?

Yes.  My aussies had a few white-tipped feathers when they were small like this, but they didn't last.  They are all black now. :)

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2 black australorp pullets, 3 BA babies, and two border collies (one angel and one cute troublemaker chicken licker)
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2 black australorp pullets, 3 BA babies, and two border collies (one angel and one cute troublemaker chicken licker)
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