3 days old -- Speckled Sussex, Welsummer or EEs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WhiteRockCrazyBird, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. WhiteRockCrazyBird

    WhiteRockCrazyBird Songster

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    Brought home 33 chicks I ordered from the farm store. Ordered 5 of each and they sent 6 of each! The Light Brahmas and Cuckoo Marans and some of the EEs are obvious. But there's one yellow without feathers on her feet, so she's not a Brahma. And I'm not sure how to differentiate between all these chipmunk ones! Tell me what you think, please! Thanks for the help and insight! IMG_20180404_083444741.jpg IMG_20180404_084521426.jpg IMG_20180404_084515788.jpg IMG_20180404_084526582.jpg IMG_20180404_081611748.jpg
    Are there rules to help out? Leg color maybe? I was thinking one specifically had a buttery colored chest. I also thought the Welsummers would be smaller than all the rest, but all are about the same. The yellow without feathered feet has orange feet I guess.
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  2. JedJackson

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    It's too early now, but probably in a couple of weeks you will be able to tell. Sussex can be identified by their white legs, Welsummer will have yellow legs, and Easter eggers usually have green legs and beards, and also pea combs. But none of this will be obvious, yet.
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Also, the yellow chick with clean legs is probably an extra and could be anything.
     
  4. WhiteRockCrazyBird

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    Thanks Frazze! That definitely helps some!
     
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  5. WhiteRockCrazyBird

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    Thanks Jed! I have someone who is going to buy some Welsummer and Sussex chucks, but I guess he'll have to wait until we know what's what!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  7. WhiteRockCrazyBird

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    Thanks Diva! We'll wait to sell the extras until they're older. I don't want to sell pullets that turn out to be cockerels, or worse, get stuck with the 10% incorrectly identified males! :th
    So we'll just hoard them all for a month or so! Besides, we can pick out the prettiest Speckled Sussex, although they will all be pretty! :love
     
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