Breed and age of my chicks??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AUChick9202, May 11, 2011.

  1. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I had a surprise roo in my original 4 pullets, I had to buy two more pullets today.....love how that chicken math works! Just wanted to verify the breeds and see if you guys can help me guess the age. The guy I bought them from said they were 4 weeks....that is impossible b/c my other 4 chicks are 4-5 weeks and they look full grown compared to these. They look at the most 2 weeks to me....they have their wing feathers and their tail feathers, but that is it. What do you guys think about the breeds and age?

    Here is Alexandra....pretty sure she is a Buff Orp....at least that is what I thought I picked [​IMG]

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    And here is Maddie....bought her as a Black Australorp, but she looks very different than my other BA (more yellow on chest, speckled on face, and more white feathers in wings). My other BA is a roo, so different in this case I hope is a good sign.

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  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id say 2 weeks as well. As for gender I would say it is way too soon. They will lose those white feathers eventually. When I had australorps they did the same thing but they lost the white ones.
     
  3. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! At this point I was more concerned with making sure I got the right breeds. The guy that I bought the chickens from was not at home when I came to pick my chicks, so his sister took me to the barn where the chickens were and told me to pick the ones I wanted [​IMG] He told me the breeds he had on the phone, but he also told me they were 4 weeks old too. Just hoping I came home with the BA and BO that I went for....
     
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  4. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2-3 wks, closer to the 3 weeks probably. The one you think is a BA, I don't think so. With mine, I usually get 1 white feather on each side... you have a lot of white on yours. First one maybe a buff orp? The back looks like it's turning a darker tan color.
     
  5. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else want to take a guess at breed and age??
     
  6. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BUMP....please???
     
  7. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would sy 2-3 weeks aswell what breeds did he have at his farm?
     
  8. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second one does look like a BA to me.
    The BO, I don't think is one. When mine was little she wasn't that yellow, and didn't get the white wings..She was more of a peach color.
     
  9. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    The first chick is not a Buff Orpington. I would guess maybe Leghorn because of the yellow legs and white feathers.
     
  10. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:According to him, he had Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Black Australorp, and Barred Rock
     

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