chicks colours

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

  1. Nic

    Nic In the Brooder

    May 21, 2007
    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 Songster

    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:

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