Confusion at hatchery--are we EE and SLW pullet chicks?(updated pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hyzenthlay, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    SW PA
    Yesterday I got my first two chicks ever, from Meyer hatchery. They are healthy, active, and cute.

    Now, here's the thing. They're supposed to be an EE ("Ameraucana") pullet and a Silver Laced Wyandotte pullet. And that's what they look like to me. I called ahead yesterday before I drove out there and picked them up, and Meyer confirmed that that's what my order said. Well, I was so excited when I picked them up that I didn't look at my receipt until I got home. And it said that I had purchased an Ameraucana pullet and an Ameraucana male. Ack!! I live in the city, and most definitely cannot have a rooster. I most certainly did not order an Ameraucana male. I called Meyer this morning to see if the receipt was just wrong, but the people there said, no, that's what your order says. D'oh! That's not what it said when I called yesterday! Anyway, I STILL think it looks like I got the right birds, but I was hoping maybe you guys could confirm it for me. Otherwise, I guess I'm just stuck waiting to see how they grow up.
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    Can you tell from these pictures? Have you seen a hatchery EE that looks like that black chick? Do either of them seem male at all?

    *I cross posted this in the "Raising Baby Chicks" board because, well, even if I got the wrong chicks, they're still cute! Thanks!!
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  2. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2008
    they are adorable, but you can't tell when they're that young [​IMG]

    edited to add, they look like ee's, and either a slw or an ee (i've had both that looked like that!) but you can't tell the gender by looking [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    It looks like the SLW chicks on feathersite, so maybe you got the correct chick after all.
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Looks like a slw and an ee to me. Can't determine sex until older.
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Id say you got the right ones. What cute pictures!
  6. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    SW PA
    Thanks, guys. I am a little comforted that the chipmunky one looks slightly muffed, and the other doesn't, and that when they stand next to each other you can see the chipmunk has a slight greenish cast to its legs. Most of the SLW chick pics I've seen seem to have a little more white markings around their heads, but I think that could just be an individual variation.

    So, yeah, I'm hoping I got the right ones, and I'm glad to hear you guys think I might've. I know sex is probably impossible to tell now, so what has me the most worried is that they could've given me a SLW pullet and an EE roo--although, that would be odd because if they got the SLW part right, I'd think they'd get the pullet part right, too.

    Eek! This is my first time with chicks, and I hate having the uncertainty!
  7. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    SW PA
    Thanks to all who helped last week. One week later, I feel even more sure that I got the right order after all. The EE's legs are turning decidedly green, while the SLW's legs remain orangey. Here they are again, at 1 week.




    The whole gang, including their newest little "sister", a 1 day old Salmon Faverolle.


    Now, I just have to wait and hope that the hatchery sexed them correctly!
  8. cointoss

    cointoss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Gaylordsville, CT
    My SLW pullet from Meyer looks just like that, so hopefully you got the right order [​IMG]
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    My guess is that your order was correct! [​IMG]
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I got all 3 of the breeds you did from meyer last month--they look the same--bet we have sisters or cousins! Wait till you see the red feathers come in on the faverolle and the silver streaks on the black SLW. Have fun.

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