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

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    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!!
     
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  2. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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]
     
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  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    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

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    Looks like a slw and an ee to me. Can't determine sex until older.
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Id say you got the right ones. What cute pictures!
     
  6. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.

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    The whole gang, including their newest little "sister", a 1 day old Salmon Faverolle.
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    Now, I just have to wait and hope that the hatchery sexed them correctly!
     
  8. cointoss

    cointoss Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is that your order was correct! [​IMG]
     
  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    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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