60 chicks what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Semperfi, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Semperfi

    Semperfi New Egg

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    I have 60 chicks and have no clue what type they are. I was told they are a "barnyard mix"?!? What does that mean?

    Either way here are some pictures...

    They were hatched Dec 15

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  2. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably just a bunch of mixed brown egg layers. A lot of barnyard mix chicks are good brown egg layers, you might get a few blue or whites in there too.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    In my neck of the woods "barnyard mix" means a mixed breed chicken, unless the person specifies that it's a selection of pure breed eggs, which then means that the chicks are pure bred but you'll end up with a bunch of different breeds.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    x2--these are all mixed breeds. Even if it was a mixed group of different kinds of purebred chicks, they would have been sold by breed name.

    You can ask the seller what breeds of hens and roosters they keep, which will give you an vague idea about some of the mixes once they're older.

    BTW, the white chick (looks like a white Leghorn or white Rock cross) stretching its wing on the right side of the top photo is most likely male.
     
  5. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how can you tell
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Barnyard mix is the chicken term for mixed breed, Heinz 57, mutt, whatever you want to call them.

    Are they supposed to be sexed?
     
  7. Semperfi

    Semperfi New Egg

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    No they weren't sexed. A lot of them are stretching their wings does that mean they are all roosters?
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Wing stretching doesn't tell gender of a chick, neither does play fighting.
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    By the thickness of the legs and a general gut feeling. Notice I didn't say 100% rooster! Just one to keep an eye on.
     
  10. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Those are some thick legs.
     

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