Alchemist Farm chicks Breed/Sex?

MFRcoop

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Jul 22, 2020
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I bought some beautiful chicks from Alchemist Farm and I couldn't be happier! They are about 6 weeks old now. I got Cocoa Egger x 2, Heritage Welsummer Chick Alchemist Line x 1, Sage Egger Female Chick x 1, and Moss Egger x 1. The only one I'm sure about breed is the white Moss Egger. But which is which? Boy or girl? Any thoughts welcome?
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jmns

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Alchemist farms breeds their own hybrids so might be tricky for anyone who doesn’t have them to identify. Sorry I can’t really help you. They have some gorgeous chickens though and yours are beautiful! You’re going to have some gorgeous eggs later. I would actually contact them directly and ask them, I have heard they’re very helpful and have good customer service.😊
 

MFRcoop

Chirping
Jul 22, 2020
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Southern CA
Alchemist farms breeds their own hybrids so might be tricky for anyone who doesn’t have them to identify. Sorry I can’t really help you. They have some gorgeous chickens though and yours are beautiful! You’re going to have some gorgeous eggs later. I would actually contact them directly and ask them, I have heard they’re very helpful and have good customer service.😊
Yes Franchesca AKA head chicken wrangler is great! I would defiantly buy from them again. But with all the fires here in CA and near there place I thought it best not to ask. As I'm sure they have enough on there plate. I believe the black two are Cocoa Eggers, the white chick is a Moss Egger, but it's the other two I can't tell apart! I'll eventually figure it out based on egg color, but was hoping someone might know before then. lol Thanks for the reply.
 

Eri_Oak

Chirping
Aug 5, 2020
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NorCal
I bought some beautiful chicks from Alchemist Farm and I couldn't be happier! They are about 6 weeks old now. I got Cocoa Egger x 2, Heritage Welsummer Chick Alchemist Line x 1, Sage Egger Female Chick x 1, and Moss Egger x 1. The only one I'm sure about breed is the white Moss Egger. But which is which? Boy or girl? Any thoughts welcome?
I also have baby chicks from Franchesca! Three weeks old today. I did ask her about helping me identify them, but she said that they look a lot alike until they are fully feathered.

That said, I have been doing a lot of research on the breeds that she uses for the crosses and been figuring out who is who in my own flock. I think I can help you narrow yours down based on what I've found =)

The black ones are your cocoa eggers
Photo #1 foreground is your Welsummer
The one with the crest is the sage egger because of the legbar influence

Hope that helps!
 

jmns

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Yes Franchesca AKA head chicken wrangler is great! I would defiantly buy from them again. But with all the fires here in CA and near there place I thought it best not to ask. As I'm sure they have enough on there plate. I believe the black two are Cocoa Eggers, the white chick is a Moss Egger, but it's the other two I can't tell apart! I'll eventually figure it out based on egg color, but was hoping someone might know before then. lol Thanks for the reply.
There are surely others who are able to help and you will probably get some feedback from other forum members.😊
Your Coco Eggars I believe are Marans or Marans mixes and the one that you think is a boy definitely looks like one, that’s a lot of comb for a six week old. All the others are looking like pullets so far, as far as I can tell from the photos.😊
 

Eri_Oak

Chirping
Aug 5, 2020
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NorCal
I also have baby chicks from Franchesca! Three weeks old today. I did ask her about helping me identify them, but she said that they look a lot alike until they are fully feathered.

That said, I have been doing a lot of research on the breeds that she uses for the crosses and been figuring out who is who in my own flock. I think I can help you narrow yours down based on what I've found =)

The black ones are your cocoa eggers
Photo #1 foreground is your Welsummer
The one with the crest is the sage egger because of the legbar influence

Hope that helps!
Also, take a look at this thread from earlier today about sexing Welsummer chicks. Your bird's coloring looks lighter in the first photo, but darker in the subsequent ones. I've also read that the ladies in this breed have much more distinct eyeliner than the boys. Hopefully this might help: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/welsumer-pullet-or-roo.1419184/#post-23318062
 

MFRcoop

Chirping
Jul 22, 2020
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Southern CA
I also have baby chicks from Franchesca! Three weeks old today. I did ask her about helping me identify them, but she said that they look a lot alike until they are fully feathered.

That said, I have been doing a lot of research on the breeds that she uses for the crosses and been figuring out who is who in my own flock. I think I can help you narrow yours down based on what I've found =)

The black ones are your cocoa eggers
Photo #1 foreground is your Welsummer
The one with the crest is the sage egger because of the legbar influence

Hope that helps!
Thank you so much for the help!
 

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