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10 Baby Chicks, 6 Breeds, Which One's Which? (Lots of Pics!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gnarled Carrots, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chicks just arrived! And now we're trying to figure out who's who. There are 10 chicks and 6 breeds:

    2 Buff Brahmas
    Partridge Cochin
    2 Blue Easter Egger
    Olive Egger
    2 Barred Plymouth Rock
    2 Golden Laced Wyandotte

    And now for the baby chicks! The picture appears above the number and general description:


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    1. Grey body and black back. Cream spots on its face. Dark, clean legs. Looks like it has muffs.

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    2. Grey body with a black head and back. Cream spots on its face and a cream spot on the back of its neck. Dark, clean legs. Single comb?

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    3. Dark brown body. Red spots on its face. Clean legs. Pea comb?

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    4. Grey body with a brown neck and red head. Feathered legs. Single comb?

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    5. Black body with a white belly. White spot on the back of its neck. Clean legs.

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    6. Black body with a white belly. Dark, clean legs. Single comb? Looks like it might have muffs.

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    7. Blue/cream body. Clean legs. Looks like it has muffs.

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    8. Dark brown body. Red spots on its face. Feathered legs. Single comb?

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    9. Grey body with brown neck and red head. Feathered legs. Single comb?

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    10. Grey body with a black head. Red spots on its face. Pea comb?
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are the key identifying features of each possible breed-
    Brahmas- Pea combs (small ridge), feathered legs
    Cochin- Single comb (row of spikes), feathered legs
    D'Uccle- Single comb, muffs (fluffy cheeks), feathered legs
    Easter Egger/Olive Egger- usually pea comb, usually muffs, usually greenish legs
    Barred Rock- black with white spot on the back of head, single comb, yellow legs with dark wash
    Wyandotte- rose comb (flat wedge), bright yellow legs.
     
  3. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

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    I updated the post to try and pick out comb types (although I'm struggling a little bit to differentiate them with such tiny chickens!) and leg color. None of them have green legs, though. They're all have either yellow legs or have yellow toes with dark legs.

    I also created a new post for just the bantams, so I edited them out of this one. I think that I'm getting a general idea of who's who in the standard size, but am completely lost with the bantams!
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    2 and 5 are your Barred Rocks.
    1, 6, and 7 are your Easter Egger/Olive Eggers.
    3 and 10 are the Wyandottes.
    The Brahmas and Cochins are going a bit tougher. Look closely for the spikes of a single comb or the ridges of a pea comb.
     
  5. Doc McCluckins

    Doc McCluckins Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you have

    1. Easter Egger/Olive Egger
    2. Barred Plymouth Rock
    3. Golden Laced Wyandottes
    4. Buff Brahma
    5. Barred Plymouth Rock
    6. Easter Egger/Olive Egger
    7. Easter Egger/Olive Egger
    8. Partridge Cochin
    9. Buff Brahma
    10. Golden Laced Wyandottes
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
     
  7. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

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    That is 100% what I was thinking. Thanks everyone!

    I'm pretty sure that #6 is the Olive Egger and that #1 and #7 are the Easter Eggers, but it will be interesting to watch them grow up and be able to tell for sure! #1 and #7 definitely have muffs. They're getting more prominent as their feathers come in, although they're completely different colors.
     
  8. Doc McCluckins

    Doc McCluckins Out Of The Brooder

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    If I had to guess I would say that 6 was the Olive Egger as well.
     

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