chicks - what will they look like?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mydog8it, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

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    From top to bottom: barred rock, red something (can't remember), ameraucana, barred rock, ameraucana; at four days old.

    Does anyone know what the two ameraucanas will look like as adults? I'm trying to name them...
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Your "Ameraucanas" are actually Easter Eggers, which are mixes, and can literally look like ANYTHING. And will often change colors/patterns between when they start to feather out and when they are adults... [​IMG]
     
  3. PetChickenBoo

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    This is my Easter Egger at 4 weeks old. From what I can see in the picture yours looks a lot like mine did in the beginning....maybe this will give you an idea.

    Very cute chicks!
     
  4. mydog8it

    mydog8it Out Of The Brooder

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    @Cloverleaf Farm: Thanks - I figured they wouldn't be predictable. Makes naming them difficult...

    @PetChickenBoo: Your girls are beautiful [​IMG] My ameraucanas are starting to get the same pattern on their wing feathers, so I think you're right, they will probably be similar. It will be fun to see if they change again once they get their adult feathers.
     
  5. sharol

    sharol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I held off on the naming until something seemed to fit. The two I had names for really didn't fit the chicks, but now we are stuck with them [​IMG] The two whose names just seemed to come to me are much better. Give it some time, and the names will come.
     
  6. mydog8it

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    Thought I'd post some updated photos of these girls. The two Ameraucanas have super soft feathers, and one looks really similar to yours, @PetChickenBoo. The other has about 5 different colors on her and a really fluffy beard. I can't wait until they start laying [​IMG]

    Omlette: (this was the striped chick)
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    Lemon-Pepper: (this was the brown chick)
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    the Ameraucanas together:
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    Pixie: (black chick)
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    Poppy: (black chick)
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    Ginger: (red chick)
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  7. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pixie looks like a boy to me! Would that be a bad thing? They're all very handsome anyway. I LOVE the puffly cheeks on your EEs.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Omelette is an EE rooster. the others are all pullets.
     
  9. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are not EE's they are mutts but see the difference? like Cloverleaf said they can look like anything
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  10. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have 3 EE's and they have changed significantly in first 6 weeks. One has practically gone from total black to 1/2 tan and 1/2 black, the other has had so many changes I can't keep up and the other all black one has stayed all black. My other chickens haven't changed colors at all.


    Do all EE's get those adorable puffy cheeks?
     
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