Can you help me identify breed of chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clkingtx, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. clkingtx

    clkingtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, all.

    I am trying to figure out what kind of chickens I have. I ordered all variety straight runs from Ideal, 50 standard, 25 banty, and 25 duck. Does anyone know what I ended up with? Here are some pictures:

    ducks:
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    standards:
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    I think I have 1 standard chick in with the bantams(a mostly black one), it just seems a little weaker than all the others, so it is staying with the smallest babies. I am going to go to the hatchery websites and look at baby chick pics.

    thanks,
    Carrie
     
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, lots in there. Murray McMurray hatchery has some of the best chick ID photos, so try there. Off hand, I can see Buff Orpingtons (yellow with pinkish/orangish legs), Easter Eggers (some of those chipmunky ones), maybe a Barred Rock or two (black with yellow dot on head), and I can never remember what those reddish chicks are because I don't have any (it's a pretty common breed, Rhode Island Red or something).

    Hope this helps. I'm no use for ducks or banties, don't have either one.

    Leg color can be important so be sure to consider that when figuring out which chick matches which picture.
     
  3. clkingtx

    clkingtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really excited, there seems to be a large variety of chicks! I like orpingtons, and my mom will be tickled that we have easter eggers! I will look at legs, to see what's what. I was looking at the McMurray hatchery website, and they do have really good pictures!
    thanks,
    Carrie

    I will post some more pictures, closer shots maybe of individuals
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    HOW MANY CHICKS are there? 150?
     
  5. crazyforfeatheredfriends

    crazyforfeatheredfriends Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, what a bunch of cuties! How fun!! I see a couple of muscovy ducks in there, yellow with the little hook at the end of the beak. The dark ducks are so hard to tell, maybe Mallard? I agree that McMurray has great pics of each breed as chicks. I see a few barred rocks and definitely some rhode island reds in there. Other than that, I'm sure there will be others more experienced to help, Good luck![​IMG]
     
  6. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I saw Muscovies, too! Good luck with your babies!
     
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    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Sorry, no idea but I really need me some ducks [​IMG] OH, and some chickies [​IMG]
     
  9. clkingtx

    clkingtx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 26 ducks, and about 82 chickens. I am just having so much fun, and my daughter really likes them. She wants so much to touch them, lol. When I was getting them situated, I had her throwing food for them.

    That is awesome that there are muskovys! That is a kind I was really really wanting.

    Carrie
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  10. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you try to get some photos with more lighting? It is hard to tell what they are with the yellowish lighting. And maybe a little closer up. I will probably take more than three photos to get them all in pictures.

    Congratulations on your new chicks. I won't be getting mine until April.
     

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