assorted chickens, ID please!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rudibell, May 25, 2011.

  1. Rudibell

    Rudibell In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2010
    Star Valley, Wyoming
    We ordered 25 heavy males assorted chickens (and got a few extras, plus some Polish in the pictures). Can you help ID any of them?

    This is the free exotic chick we got:

    I like this curious dude, too:

    The whole bunch (they'll need more space soon!):



    Thanks a bunch!
  2. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Songster

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upstate NY
    The reddish brown ones with the tan stripes with the dark brown in the middle lookslook very like my partridge rock chicks when they were young, but I don't know if those are available where you got the assortment from. Cute chicks.! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    You need to supply pictures of each chick from the side, whole body, if you want help to ID individual birds. It looks to me like you got quite a few Easter Eggers (poofy cheeks with no feathers on their legs). What did you order? That might help along with where you got them from?
    You might have fun looking them up yourself too. On you can find all the breeds and at the bottom of the breed pages, you can see what the chicks look like. Also, I know McMurray Hatchery has pictures of most of the chicks in their catalog or on their website.
    Before you post a picture of 25 chicks to have someone else ID, you could look some of this up and then just post the ones you can't figure out.
    Good luck.
  4. LittlenRedHen782

    LittlenRedHen782 Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    South Jordan UT
    The black one with the white spot on his head in the center of the last pic looks like my barred rocks
  5. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Songster

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oak Grove AR
    Quote:All my plymouth rock/mix look like this little fella.
  6. Pele

    Pele Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    I see a poofy-cheeked Easter Egger in there. The black one with the spot on it's head is Barred Rock. The white ones are either Leghorn or White Rock. The white and grey one with a messy face looks like a Wyandotte (probably silver laced). The little chuckleheads with white poofs on their heads looks like Polish.

    The chipmunk ones are harder. They could either be EEs or Welsummers, or even something else entirely.

    Whew! You have quite an assortment!
  7. Rudibell

    Rudibell In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2010
    Star Valley, Wyoming
    Quote:Thanks for the help! All but the 'Exotic Chick', the Polish and 4 EE gals were just the "all heavy male assortment special," that's why we don't know what they were/are. But it's kinda fun to guess and try to ID them, no?
  8. cecilia1959

    cecilia1959 In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2010
    I am just woundering here, why does someone want all roo's. I am very tender hearted and do not tell me you are going to eat them after you I D them. If you are going to eat them, who would want to know what kind they are. I am standing up for the chicks here. [​IMG]
  9. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Songster

    Fifth picture down, the two chicks standing off on the left side, with yellow tummies and red-brown tops with stripes: those look like speckled Sussex to me, very handsome birds as adults. The exotic in the first photo has me a little puzzled, but it might be a silver spangled Hamburg. You may have a couple of silver-laced Wyandottes in that crowd (4th picture down, gray/yellow/brown staring at the camera), and I think there's a barred Rock too (black with yellow star on head in photo #5, next to the Sussex).

    For chick identification, I've had good luck with the Murray McMurray website or catalog--it's definitely a process of elimination, but looking at things like color of legs, presence or absence of leg feathering, and type of comb makes it possible to narrow down which breed it is of the four that have, say, yellow and brown striped down. [​IMG]
  10. dretd

    dretd Crowing

    Apr 14, 2009
    Ft Collins, CO
    Quote:I was just writing this when you posted. x2

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