This spring my son (2 years old) wanted to get some black chicks. My dad surprised us with some black chicks from Tractor Supply. The tag on them said "Black Special" but I can't find anything on a breed called Black Special. Would anybody be able to help identify these chicks? They're about 8 weeks old now, and some are all black, and some got a reddish color on most or part of their bodies.
Last year we bought 8 silkies from Tractor Supply. Once they grew up we ended up with 6 roosters, so we had to re-home 4 of them to make things a little less hostile. We traded the one rooster for 3 Rhode Island Red Hens, which are super nice. We also have some ducks. The new chicks get along with our older chickens and ducks great! But we have no clue what they are!!
They were all huddled in the food dish, I did put them inside to warm up!
This is an older picture
The more red/brown one is in the back of this picture. This one has by far the most color.