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Being totally new to the "chicken game" and, admittedly naive, we purchase 8 pullets at our local tractor supply store but didn't realize that "pullet" is not a breed!  Now we have 8 chicks that were yellow when we bought them but are now almost 3 weeks old and are different shades of brown, tan and white.  Can anyone help me with what breed of chicks we actually purchased?????  Thanks so much and so far, I love this site!

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Welcome to BYC, Sandy! :welcome We're so glad you joined our community!

 

It's hard to tell without pictures, but perhaps regular Red Stars or more specialized ISA Browns?

 

~Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 4/14/16 at 9:40am

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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Thanks so much for the response!  I will try to post some pictures later.  

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Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

LOL.... well, we live and learn. You have to start somewhere and we were all new at this at one point. BUT...you have come to the right place for all the fun and learning!

 

Get some pictures of your birds and you can post them in our What Breed and Gender section here on BYC for help with sexes and breeds... http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

 

Enjoy your new babies and welcome to our flock!

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

All the best

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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Well,  I hope at least they do all turn out to be pullets.  :welcome

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