Can you help me identify my 3 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erinlee, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2010
    Baldwin MI
    I ordered 10 chicks from BYC, they are now about 3 1/2 weeks old. These are the chicks that I ordered:

    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Buff Chantecler
    Rhode Island Red
    Salmon Faverolle
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Buff Orphington
    Red Star
    Speckled Sussex

    The only chick I can positively ID is the Salmon Faverolle as she has feathered feet and five toes [​IMG] I'm new to chickens, so really don't know how to tell them apart LOL. Obviously I've got the black ones narrowed down to one of the 3 black breeds, etc. but that's about as far as I can get. If anyone can help me identify who is who I'd greatly appreciate it! Here are their pictures: (pictures taken during their daily supervised romp outside - I don't have them outside full time yet)

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    I know pictures #1 and #2 appear to be the same bird; I'm wondering if I got two of one breed? Here is a picture of both of them together:

  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    1) Barred Rock (straight comb)
    2) Dom (pea comb)
    3) Buff C
    4) SLW
    5) RIR
    6) Buff Orp
    7) Welsummer
    8) Speckled Sussex (def a roo)
    9) Red Star
    10) Salmon Faverolle

  3. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2010
    Los Angeles
    #1 & #2 look like barred rocks (but so can lots of other breeds as chicks).
    #3 is NOT the BO since it has yellow legs
    #4 is the SLW
    #6 is the BO

    #9 is the Golden Comet/Red Star
  4. jenn-E

    jenn-E Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    1. BR
    2. Dominique
    3. buff chantecler
    4. SLW
    5. RIR
    6. BO
    7. Welsummer
    8. SS
    9. red star
    10. faverolle

    (edited to change BO & chantecler based on leg color)
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
  5. Kalb-Hill

    Kalb-Hill New Egg

    Apr 13, 2010
    1 and 2 are your Dominique and Barred Rock (I would guess the barred is #1, but not positive).

    # 8 is a speckled sussex

    # 9 is your red star

    Since I just recently went through this stage with my chicks, I am pretty sure, but my other 2 chicks are a delaware and an australorp, so this is where my "expertise" ends [​IMG]
  6. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    1. Barred Rock- roo (it has a straight comb and lighter coloring, females would be black and white rather than gray)

    2. Barred Rock- roo (comb isn't as red, but still lighter colored like a roo. Hard to tell on the comb, but it looks straight, if it's a pea comb, then that is your Dominique)

    3. Buff Chantecler-pullet? (it looks to have a straight comb, if it does, then it would be a Buff Rock)

    4. Silver Laced Wyandotte- looks a little roo-ish (seems like my pullet didn't get pink for a long time)

    5. Rhode Island Red- pullet (even with the big comb, it isn't even pink yet. My girl had a huge comb and was really tall)

    6. Buff Orpington- pullet

    7. Welsummer- pullet

    8. Speckled Sussex?- roo

    9. Red Star- pullet

    10. Salmon Faverolle- unsure

    Cute babies!

  7. erinlee

    erinlee Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2010
    Baldwin MI
    Wow, you guys are fast! [​IMG]

    Eeek say it isn't so sred98 - possibly 3 or even 4 roos?! I figured the odds were that I'd have 1...but not 3 or 4!
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2010
  8. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    I hope not! [​IMG] I'm just going on coloration and comb development and coloring. But, depending on conditions when you took the pics, they could be washed out or seem darker than they are. The combs will be the best indicator.

    I am 100% on the Speckled Sussex, and about 60% on the Wyandotte and Barred Rock. The Dominique's comb doesn't look as red as the Barred Rock, but they seem to be the same color, so that is why I said it is a boy, too. [​IMG]

    Of course, I might be waaay off! [​IMG] Maybe someone else will come along and see things differently.

    My Rhode Island Red is named Rudy, because when we got her, she stood so much taller and had a red comb, I had bought her as a rooster. Then, I discovered that they just get a bigger redder comb way earlier than other straight combed birds. She is the goofiest silliest bird I've got. Definitely the clown of the group - Ms. Personality! [​IMG]

    At least your good egglayers seem to be all girls! I think the Barred Rock roos are beautiful birds. Haven't been overly impressed with the egglaying. I prefer roos to hens in that breed. [​IMG]

    I hope I'm wrong and you get more girls!

    They are pretty babies, though!


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