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Mixed bag of chicks, need help sorting them out!

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A friend and I split an order of 15 chicks from Murray McMurray that was supposed to include Aracaunas, Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Black Polish, Samon Faverolles, Silver Laced Wyandottes, and Speckled Sussex. A total of 18 chicks showed up, and we're not sure which is which or whether we actually got females as promised. Here are the six that my broody silkie adopted, they're about six weeks old, thoughts? Below are my best guesses.





I think this is the silver-laced Wyandotte. Comb had me worried it's a roo.





Barred rock. Barring and comb suggest roo?





Barred pullet?





Speckled Sussex? Pullet?





Salmon faverolle, pullet?



Obviously the polish, but how on earth do you tell these apart?

Thanks!!
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You breed guesses are correct. The first Barred Rock is definitely a cockerel, and the SLW is iffy. The rest appear to be pullets.

200 something birds, 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies. Enjoying meat, eggs, and beautiful birds. Breeding Silkies, Booted Bantams, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practicer/advocate. Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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200 something birds, 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies. Enjoying meat, eggs, and beautiful birds. Breeding Silkies, Booted Bantams, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practicer/advocate. Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Ok, thanks. I felt pretty confident the barred rock was a cockerel. The last rock I tried to get was also a roo, and he looked just the same. I'm crossing my fingers about the SLW. I guess time will tell!
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:welcome

 

I agree on the breeds, and I do think the SLW and the Rock are cockerels. 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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agree with Queen Misha and donrae

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