chicks colours

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nic, May 28, 2007.

  1. Nic

    Nic Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know why same breeds would come out as different colours. We have 3 yellow chicks and 2 black ones. I have to confess before they hatched I had no idea they even came in other colours than yellow!
     
  2. mlheran

    mlheran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, there are about 400 recognized breeds of chickens -about 100 or so of those are regularly carried by hatcheries and backyard keepers. And every breed is a little different! Variety is the spice of life, they say! [​IMG]

    Have a peek here for info on some of the more common breeds:
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html#Chickens
     

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