3 Black Chickies...Need ID Help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WendyF, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. WendyF

    WendyF Songster

    Jun 9, 2014
    Spokane, WA
    My Coop
    Sooo....I'm a goof & ordered 3 black chicks at once. They're all supposed to be sexed females, a Jersey Giant, Australorp, & an Orpington. I'm having trouble determining which is which. Can anyone here help me? Here they are at 6 days old.

    This is Chick # 5 in the front – Blackest legs & feet, least amount of white on feathers, most ridgey beak - Black Orpington? I'm thinking Orpington because her beak ridges & wing feathers look so much like my 2 older Orpingtons did at this age, she is the same size as they were, and her tail feathers are sprouting at the same rate as the Buff Orpington I received with her (same age):



    Chick # 7 – Yellowest Feet bottoms, black beak w/pink tip, whitest shoulders – Jersey Giant? This is the one some of you thought may be the Jersey Giant; you can see in this pic how much more yellow the bottoms of her feet are getting - the one that may be the Australorp has no yellowing on her feet - all pink (her foot is in the back). Chick #7 is on our left as we look at the picture:
    Chick # 8 – The one Ron thought may be the Australorp in my original post, her toes & bottom of feet are pink. She is the biggest of the 3 by far, half pink half black beak, on our right in back as we look at the picture - Australorp?:
    I would sure appreciate any input you may have.
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Unfortunately, most black chicks look virtually identical when they're young. If I had to guess, I would agree that #7 is a Jersey Giant, since only that breed has yellow feet bottoms. Both Australorps and Orpingtons have white feet bottoms, though.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Agreed. You'll only be able to tell the Orpington from the Australorp when they get older.

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