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How to tell BR from Black Star chicks

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I placed an order for my friend and me from McMurray.  They ship next week.  I've never ordered more than one breed at a time and assume they will all be in one box.

 

We ordered RiR, Barred rocks, and I ordered 3 black stars for me.

 

She is getting 4 RiR and 4 BR.  Will it be hard to tell the difference between the black star and BR chicks, so she doesn't end up raising my black stars?  Pics online look very similar...  =/  How can I be sure of the difference?  **EDIT to add: all the chicks we ordered are females**

 

Also, we have meat chickens shipping this week- they are including an exotic bird.  Are the exotics meat or laying birds?

 

Thanks so much!


Edited by Megs501 - 4/25/16 at 12:30pm
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If you ordered black star pullets then it will be easy. Those are solid black while the Rocks will have a white spot on the head.

The exotic tends to be a rare breed cockerel. Last year we got a silver phoenix.
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Great!  I forgot to add they are females/pullets.  Good to know on coloring!  I figured the exotic would be a roo ... we are supposed to get one in both our laying and meat chicken orders.  =/  Not sure I will need two more roosters (we have one left after culling a few) but I would love to have some pretty exotic ones ....

 

Thanks so much!

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