Chick coloring question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kris13, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. kris13

    kris13 Out Of The Brooder

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    More for fun, I was trying to figure out which chick is which breed based on this.

    https://meyerhatch.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/2142226-standard-chicks

    Except out of the breeds we ordered, that shows just one all yellow chick, but we have two?
    Black Australorp
    Black Jersey
    Blue Cochin
    Blue Andalusian
    Olive Egger
    Speckled Sussex (don't think second yellow could be this one, she's spot on for the sussex pick)
    Salmon Faverolle (def. one of the yellows)
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    How many black and blue chicks do you have? The sussex should be brown which leaves your olive egger. Depending on what they are using for the cross, those can be yellow too. Alternatively, look at rule #3 right there on the page "3.) Remember Blue Breeds do not always breed true so they can be a light gray, black, or yellow." If they are breeding blue to blue the offspring can be blue, black or splash (yellow chicks). That is why some people get upset when they order blue laced red wyandottes and it ends up being black or splash laced. The only way to get 100% blue is to have a black male over splash females, or a splash male over black females.
     
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  3. kris13

    kris13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, after looking again my guess is the egger. Four are black/blue & yellow speckled. (Mostly is for the kids, told them it'll take time for us to be sure who's who, but they're anxious to give out names.) :)
     

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