Can anyone tell what breeds the chicks are at less then a week?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ocdbrownie, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Ocdbrownie

    Ocdbrownie Chirping

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    Ordered a pack of 10 female color laying chicks. One died in route to delivery. . And I have one that's the tiniest in the pictures with black and yellow markings that is a White Crested Black Polish. It was the only one of the three that hatched but at least this little one has others to be raised with. . Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can identify breeds at such young age? I'm not worried about gender because they are all supposed to be females.
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    Got a couple more pics I'm adding to this. I also bought three bantams from a local because she has too many. She gave me four in case one was a rooster. Think anyone can tell me the breed? Maybe the gender? They all look female to me lol
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  2. Ocdbrownie

    Ocdbrownie Chirping

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    Btw, the little black and yellow one in the corner that looks wet? That's because she had a slight bath to remove the poo buildup on her hiney.
     
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  3. HappyDancin'

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    What hatchery did you order from? In the babies...I definitely see three or four Easter eggers, I believe a white leghorn, and a red sex link. Maybe a few sapphire gems. I love fluffy little babies!!!

    What hatchery...and which hatchery-variety did you order? Best layers? Rare breeds, etc?
     
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  4. Ocdbrownie

    Ocdbrownie Chirping

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    I ordered them through Tractor Supply. I think it's Hoover Hatchery. I didn't order specific breeds or rare ones. Just a random pack of colored egg layers. I'm not too worried about certain breeds currently since I'm still trying to see which breed I like. But having Easter Eggers might make my mom happy. She wants blue eggs.

    The four bantam came from a lady who lives here in town. They didn't come from a hatchery. She said hers hide their eggs and she didn't start finding them until they started getting ready to hatch so she's trying to sell some of them lol
     
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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    What hatchery? Do you have a list of breeds to choose from? ETA: I see Tractor Supply from Hoover, which means, knowing how TS handles their bins, they could be anything, colored layers or not.

    Lots of breeds have similar down color.

    For example, your chipmunk colored chick could be Welsummer, Speckled Sussex, Brown Leghorn, and possibly EE (as those look pretty much like anything else now, but traditionally should have extra fluffy cheeks for the beard to come and green legs).

    The deep gold could be a Buff Orpington. The pale yellow could be a White Leghorn.

    The smokey grey could be a White Rock, or a blue of another breed.

    I do see a crested bird which I think is a Houdan or Polish.

    As to your local lady, those are almost assuredly mixes if the hens are hiding eggs and she has not set up strict breeding pens.

    Cute little chicks.
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  6. HappyDancin'

    HappyDancin' Songster

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    Cool, I like Hoover's hatchery! Yep... The chipmunk ones with fluffy faces are the EEs. I think your gray ones are Sapphire Gems. I just got a few SGs from Hoover's and I love them!

    I'm not sure about your others...when you're able, maybe a few better pictures will help (showing full body, feet, etc..)
     
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  7. Ocdbrownie

    Ocdbrownie Chirping

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    I didn't choose from a list of breeds. I figured I might could get a decent variety with the random pack. Looking at the different possibilities you listed makes it exciting lol and yes that is a polish you see. A white crested black polish to be exact. The only one of three eggs that made it that I incubated from our polish hen.

    That's awesome news lol I'll take a few more pics later on, probably tomorrow, and post them. These pics can from video captures because I orginally was going to post a short clip but realised I can't do that. Oh well.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
    too young
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Could you perhaps get your chicks out and take individual pics of them standing? So we get leg color, and maybe a pic of their combs too? It's just really difficult to be saying "in pic 5 the one to the middle right....etc"
    Also, age on your bantams? And do you know if they are pure breeds or not?
     
  10. Ocdbrownie

    Ocdbrownie Chirping

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    Lol ok. I did the best I could since they still like to run on me. So in hand it is. Let's try these.
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    And just for cuteness, even tho I know what this one is. A White Crested Black Polish. This is from one of the three eggs that I incubated and the only one to make it.
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    As for the bantams, I'm going to guess about six weeks or so. But wasn't given an age. However, they still chirp like chicks, so I know they're still young. I'm pretty sure they're probably mixed breeds, as the lady I got them from free range.
     

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