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Don't know what we were sold

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hunterclyde05, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. hunterclyde05

    hunterclyde05 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got these chickens from tractor supply 7 weeks ago and were told they were silkie bantams. They look nothing like a silkie. Can anyone tell us what they are?

    They are very small, we also want to know when and how to introduce them to the coop with regular sized chickens.

    Thanks!!!

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    They are d'uccles. They look a little washed out to be mille fleur. They could be porcelain d'uccles. Also I wasn't sure if those were three different chicks but the bird or birds in the last three photos are definitely cockerels, as well as the one in the top picture on the right. Possibly the one on the left too but its comb is cut off so I can't tell.
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Oh and [​IMG].
     
  5. NewChickLove

    NewChickLove Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup, they look very similar to my porcelain D'Uccles [​IMG]
     
  6. hunterclyde05

    hunterclyde05 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the help
     
  7. Angie8eggs

    Angie8eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as introducing them to your flock, if you could set them in a chicken tractor, or what have you, and keep them in the area with your other chickens. For me, I have 13 chicks out in my barn that's in the chicken house where my chickens sleep. Mine free range, but they do go in and out the area a lot so they see my chicks- a lot. When the time comes, I will put my chickens on the roost at night with the others and watch them in the morning how they mingle. My current chickens don't like to share the roost too much with each other; they all have their favorite spots. It will be rough at first, but it should come together in few days.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Those are Porcelain d'Uccles cockerels
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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