Chick color vs. mature color

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horsewishr, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2007
    West Michigan
    I keep trying to guess what my chicks are going to look like when they're all grown up. Especially the two EEs. One is a very smudgy brown/auburn/gray, and the other is tan with stripes and eyeliner on her head. The feathers that are erupting on the smudgy chick are almost gray (blue?!). The other one is stripey.

    When I look back at pictures of my old chicks, their first feathers don't match their mature color (they matured solid, but were very uneven as chicks--perhaps for camoflage).

    Does anybody know how to tell what color a chick is going to be???
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Really need to post some pictures. From there we may be able to help.
  3. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO

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