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How to tell what kind of chicks you have?

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Asking this now, how can you tell what kind of chicks that you have after they arrive?

I know that ours are 'mutts' but they do have certain breeds in them, so how would I be able to tell??

I know from one of the families that we got some from that they are Aracauna and then the other person has bantam among others (I think I know which are the bantam eggs, they are pretty small).  The blue/green eggs are the Aracauna but I beleive they are mixed with something.

Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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Originally Posted by Mommysongbird 

Asking this now, how can you tell what kind of chicks that you have after they arrive?

I know that ours are 'mutts' but they do have certain breeds in them, so how would I be able to tell??

I know from one of the families that we got some from that they are Aracauna and then the other person has bantam among others (I think I know which are the bantam eggs, they are pretty small).  The blue/green eggs are the Aracauna but I beleive they are mixed with something.


I will be watching for an answer, because this would be incredibly helpful to me, also!  I have blue/green eggs and brown eggs... the only thing that I'm certain of is that there was a Turken rooster running around in the barn, so there's a possibility that I may end up with some Naked Necks!  I'm pretty sure I'll know those right from the start...lau

Wife to a wonderful man and homeschooling mom to four of the greatest blessings God could have given me.  We live amongst an Aussie, an Irish Wolfhound mix, and (God willing) a brand new brood of fuzzy-butts!
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Wife to a wonderful man and homeschooling mom to four of the greatest blessings God could have given me.  We live amongst an Aussie, an Irish Wolfhound mix, and (God willing) a brand new brood of fuzzy-butts!
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Well I hope we get some answers, with pictures. big_smile

When we got our incubator at Tractor Supply they had some chicks (2 different kinds) in those big trough feeders, well they had signs up telling you what they were, can't remember now, but in one of the troughs there were dark yellow chicks along with some lighter color ones and some even had brown colors.  Then in the other trough there were some that were mostly light brown with a little bit of a red color.  So I am not sure the signs were exactlty right?  But what would I know?? lol

Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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