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Hi all,

 

I am new at this!  This is my first set of chicks ever!  Excited to have them, but didn't order them special or anything.  A friend recommended someone near my house that had chicks...I was looking for Silkies, but wanted a few other breeds too.  Ended up with 5, 2 white silkies, and 3 that I'm not too sure of the breeds...99% certain that the silkies are pullets, and that my Lacey, (sorry I don't have a picture at the moment) is also a pullet...one I am 99.99% sure is a cockerel, and the other, well, I'm very confused!  They are young, only about 9-10 weeks so there are no eggs to speak of yet, and there hasn't been any crowing...maybe you all can help me out!

 

   This is Luna...or, well, perhaps I need to rename her if she is a he...Her/his comb looks very very red in these pictures, but it is not that red...also, does anyone know the breed?  I've been researching but can only guess and would like a more definitive answer!

 

 

  As I said, these pix make her comb look super red...it's not that red...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   And this is my Louie...he was a Lilly, but then his comb and wattles appeared...I took him because of his leg...he was born this way (after x-ray confirmation) and his leg is wrapped because his hock was all cut up.  I've only had them about 4-5 weeks now, and his leg is healing nicely!  I keep him cushioned and change his bandage once a day.  He is such a loving roo...small though...very small actually in comparison to my others...only one that seems to be his size is Lacey who is definitely a pullet.  Any idea on the breed?

 

 

 

 

   Cutie man...

 

 

   Here is a shot of his feathers on his back...

 

 

Thanks for all your help!

post #2 of 6
I believe they are both mixes. The first one sure is standing like a rooster.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 6
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That's the same thought I had!

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Any idea on what they may be mixes of?

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Just guesses, the first reminds me of a Wyandotte mixed with something more scrawny, the second a Brahma, but without the feathered legs.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thank you!

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