Hi, yesterday I received three boxes of chicks in the mail and I can't tell them apart. I have ordered before and never really had this problem, so any observations/comments/identifications are greatly appreciated.
Most are EEs, Blue Ameraucanas, etc., but there is also a Barred Rock, 1 Barnvelder, 1 Dark Cornish, 2 White Orpingtons, Cuckoo Marans and Black Star. And to add to the confusion the hatchery also threw in a couple extra chicks so they could be anything.
Chick 1 (in two photos) is yellow with black specks. Maybe a blue ameraucana that is splash?
Chick 2 (three photos) - is this an orpington? Would a White Orpington start out dark like this?
Chick 3 is also yellow, but no specks. EE/Ameraucana?
Chicks 4 through 9 all came in the same box (last photo)
I believe the three chicks that aren't labeled are the easter eggers (brown with stripes on backs). In this box there should have been the 3 EEs, two Lavender Orpingtons, two Blue Ameraucanas, and two Olive Eggers. I thought it would be easier to tell the Opringtons apart from the eggers/ameraucanas, but the little black and yellow chick (#9) and #6 threw me off. #5 and #8 look pretty similar. Are 6 and 7 the orpingtons because they have the dark spots on their heads? Who is #9? I'll try to get a better photo, but he has a yellow bottom and the rest is pretty black.
#11 was the only one that didn't make it. She was beautiful though -- yellow with a grey head and wings. Was she an EE or oprington?