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Chick identification help please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jennandy92212, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Jennandy92212

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    3 weeks old brown egg layer variety. Any identification tips would be appreciated.
     
  2. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the two in the top left corner are Silver Laced Wyandottes and the tan colored ones might be Buff Orpingtons.
     
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  3. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black speckled ones towards the bottom might be Barred Rock.
     
  4. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Which hatchery did they come from? That can help narrow things down a bit :)
     
  5. Jennandy92212

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    McMurray McMurray Hatchery
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    sorry, the only thing I am sure of is you need a much bigger brooder - now!!
     
  7. Jennandy92212

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    They were in 2 separate ones and now they are in 3.
     
  8. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok - here is what MMC says can be in their brown layer assortment: Black Australorps; Lt. Brahmas; Dark Cornish; Black and White Giants; Buff and White Orpingtons; New Hampshire, Rhode Island Reds, Barred, White, Partridge, Buff Rocks;Delaware, Sussex, Turkens; White, Silver Laced, & Columbian Wyandottes, Red Star and Black Star.

    Brahmas will have feathered feet - any feathered feet in there?
    Turkens will have naked necks - any have naked necks?
    Wyandottes will have a rose comb and Cornish will have peacomb- are they all straight combs?

    Orpingtons have white legs & Rocks have yellow - you have several "buff" locking chicks so leg color should be able to help
    Hatchery NH, RIR and Red Star are all probably going to look very similar until their final feathering..


    All that being said [​IMG] I think I see a BR, possibly a couple of Partridge rocks or possibly black stars and several buff or red breeds. Would it be possible to get photos of an individual of each type/color group? Whatever they turn out to be - you should have plenty eggs this summer [​IMG]
     
  9. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With those options I think you will have some Sikver Laced Wyandottes or Buff Orpngtons. I have some Silver Laced and only one has a rose comb the other four have straight. So it could be either. You also could have some Barred Rock.
     
  10. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent info!
    I also see at least 2 that are going to be black Australorps or Black Jersey Giants, and one with a clear chipmunk pattern that should be the speckled sussex.
     

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