This is my first post on BYC though I have been searching and stalking like mad for a few months now :)
We got our first four chicks (allegedly all pullets) about 2 1/2 weeks ago, when they were just a few days old. We had requested 2 EE, 1 barred rock, 1 buff orp but when my friend made it to the store to pick up the store said their order was all screwed up, they didn't get an EEs, and they had dumped their 100 chicks into one bin and were just allowing everyone to pick what they wanted from the chicks. The gal wasn't sure what any of the chicks were so my friend (who has quite a few chickens of his own) picked four for me. Here are their picture and his guesses as to what they are, and my thoughts as to what they may actually be. It sure is fun watching them grow and I know we will eventually figure it out but if you have any guesses I'm all ears!
The chicks on day 1 at home:
Friend guesses from L to R: no guess (chipmunk one), Rhode Island Red (brown one), Barred Rock (black one), Buff Orp (yellow)
The girls about a week ago:
Chip--maybe she is an EE after all?
This is Feather, friend thought she was a Barred Rock but I'm thinking maybe silver laced wyandotte?
Gertie--doesn't look much like a buff orp to me when I compare pictures. Thoughts?
Blurry shot of Mocha--probably RIR?
Final action shot of them playing outside today, approx 3 weeks old, too much shadow to be much good but I thought it was cute nonetheless:
Thanks for any help you can give!!