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11 New Chicks! What are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WhiteMountainsRanch, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    We bought 11 new baby chicks from the local feed store. [​IMG] I did a lot of research and waited until they had Wyandottes. I have never owned chickens before so this is all new to us. I think they are all pullets, but I am not sure... We were told it was a straight run, but all the chickens look EXACTLY the same. How likely is it that we got 11 females? They are 17 weeks old now- nice, beautiful, huge, and friendly- but no eggs, no crowing, no spurs... and I can't tell if there are any saddle feathers. All have the same size wattle and comb that developed at the same time- which makes me think they are all the same sex... I'm just not sure... I thought by this age it would be obvious!!! Ha! [​IMG]

    Baby pic for cuteness factor- 1 week old.

    Them now-

    Head Shots-

    The one with the longest tail-
  2. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Songster

    May 4, 2009
    North Carolina
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Silver Laced Wyandotte pullets
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Wow - you dun good!!! Congratulations - boy did they grow up beautifully.
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
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    Yay!!! Thank you! They are so friendly and beautiful to boot! When should I expect eggs?

    Now- where to get a male.... hmmm [​IMG]
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  6. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    What beautiful silver laced wyandotte girls! [​IMG] My silver laced wyandotte Snowtip was a total sweetheart--I hope your girls are as well!
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Not straight run. Lucky you!!
  8. chicnfarmer

    chicnfarmer Songster

    May 21, 2010
    you should not have any trouble finding a nice rooster for those girls.
  9. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    if in a few more weeks you want to come down to the vegas area, i may have an extra roo....lol...
    i have 8 and i need to do a count and see whosawhat... lol...
    and i know i have some straight coms, with your girls having such nise .. are they rose? combs, you'll want to make sure you get a good boy with matching comb...

    if you're interested, you can also get a RIR or NHR roo and you'll get cinnamon queen babies... the boys hatch yellow down and the girls hatch buff/red down... http://www.cacklehatchery.com/cinnamonpage.html

    why i got my SLW....

    with as many girls as you got, you could even split them, get one SLW roo and one RIR roo....

    grats on your beautiful girls....
  10. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Those cinnamons sure are neat! Let me know when you know who is what and how many you want to get rid of... I actually have a trip up that way planned... maybe we could meet somewhere. [​IMG] And yes all my girls have rose combs. [​IMG]


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