"Colorful Mix"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GrandmaKatnip, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip In the Brooder

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    I purchased chicks from Welp in Iowa. They had a new offering of a 'Colorful Mix'. When I asked them the actual breeds, I was told that they are whatever hatched that day. Now they are 7 weeks old and are indeed a beautiful mix of colors, but I don't have any idea what breeds they are. They are far more skiddish than my last group and I am wondering if they will eventually get comfortable with human contact or not. Any suggestions? thank you!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Pictures ?
     
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  3. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip In the Brooder

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  4. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    I don't know what breeds, but I see two cockerels. The second photo and the last photo. They look male to me. Pretty birds, enjoy them. :frow
     
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  5. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip In the Brooder

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    Thanks for checking it out. I was supposed to get all hens, but I know that sometimes a male gets in the mix. Last time I ended up with 5 roosters out of 27 in the flock.
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I see some Easter Eggers. And what I’m assuming may be Sex Link cockerels.
     
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  7. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip In the Brooder

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    Thanks. I wouldn't want the job of sexing baby chicks, but is it pretty common for them to get it 'wrong'? I ordered all hens, and wonder how many roosters I will end up with. Last time, I ended up with 5 roosters and that is 5 too many for my yard.
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Most hatcheries guarantee a 90-95% accuracy on sexed pullet chicks. I believe the percentage is per chick and not out of the sun total of birds you purchased.
    Considering this chart I can see how mistakes can happen. AFB02A2A-FBE2-4C69-B5E5-49F8FC4B2DD4.jpeg
     
  9. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Songster

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    Where do those Immages come from?
     

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