3 week old Golden Comet RIR Mixed chicks PICS!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ForgottenGlen, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, these are my first chicks! I have these mixed chicks, all born on the same day, and I have absolutely no idea what to expect. I got them at one week. They all started out light yellow with darker yellow heads, and a couple of darker yellow stripes, except for the darkest one which was dark yellow and brown all over when I got her.
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    At 2 weeks, the dark chick is the first to feather out, and some of the other chicks are following suit.
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    Tomorrow will be 3 weeks, and they are really feathering out. Dark brown chick now has brown/red feathers with gold and black flecks. A couple of the yellow chicks are growing in reddish feathers, and some chicks are staying with the light yellow feathers.
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    Since Golden Comets are a hybrid, and they have been mixed with RIR, does anyone have any idea what these chicks are going to end up looking like? I didn't realize feather color changed so drastically! Also, I'm taking all bets on pullets or cockerels. If anything, I hope everyone enjoys the pictures. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I only see maybe two one for sure cockerals in the whole bunch all the rest are hens.[​IMG]
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always just cute as can be [​IMG]
     
  4. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks SteveBaz! Maybejoey, which one do you think is a cockrel? I thought the white/yellow one with the fluffier tail than everyone else might be.
     
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this age who can say which is going to be which. I would love to have a ton of little ones!!
     
  6. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to read about your babies Steve. Over my trial and error raising chickens, I have lost quite a few, and I always feel sad. [​IMG] We've never had predator problems, just owner not knowing how to fix this problems. [​IMG] We learn.
     
  7. ronniewayne

    ronniewayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice pics ee mother hen....i think i see 5 roos just looking at the larger combs and legs...but still hard to tell at this age..are these chicks out of a rir rooster?..i have some ee's from my golden comets the same age.i think mine hatched the 20 th of sept ...what a neat deal...if i can figure out how to post them i will post some pics for comparison...they are out of a wheaton ameracuana and some comets with a couple from my br and a couple from my rir hen and a couple from my ee hen.....i have been trying to figure out what sex...and what color they will change to also ...looks like a great bunch to me..[​IMG]
     
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  8. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ronniewayne! I love my EEs, they are so sweet and nice! One of my EEs even lays blue eggs, when she feels like laying an egg, once a week usually, lol! I got these chicks from a friend of mine, fair trade for a bag of layer pellets I think. [​IMG] I don't know if the RIR was the rooster or the pullet, I'll have to ask him next time I see him. I have tried to guess by looking at combs before, and was totally wrong, I have been looking at their tail feathers and seeing which ones have more "hen like" tail feathers, but the legs can be a tell tale sign too. It is very hard to tell at this age. I would love to see your pics! [​IMG]
     

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