Everyone Brace Yourselves <<Chicks are Here - Pics Soon>>

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by helmstead, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    In about 1 week, I will have my shipment of brown egg layers from MM.

    I am SO excited! I've been such a geek, pouring over the catalog nightly, studying on feathersite. I've always ordered specific breeds - the only surprises have been the "free rare chick".

    I'm baffled, currently. Worrying about something I shouldn't be worried about yet - but this is why I'm suggesting you all brace yourselves...

    I will be asking for help (with lots of pics) to determine what breeds I actually get. I think the only obvious one will be the NNs [​IMG]

    How in the world will I be able to tell the difference between:

    Buff Rocks and Buff Orps
    Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Black Giants, White Giants and Black Stars
    Partridge Rocks, RIRs, NHRs and Red Stars
    White Rocks, White Orps, Delawares

    I THINK I'll be able to make out the Wyandottes...maybe...by their combs...

    Anyway, just gear yourselves...'cause I'll be back in about a week HAHA
     
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  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Orps will have whitish legs, Rocks have yellow/orangey legs

    Australorps have greyish legs, and should be all black
    BR's will have white on them
    Not sure about the rest. Start at the legs and move up!
    I think MM has pictures of chicks, if not Welp does



    Looking forward to seeing the pictures
     
  3. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im glad ur gettin ur chicks.
    well cant wait to see chick pics!!!!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, Miss Barred Rock Queen II is getting an assortment! Will wonders never cease.[​IMG] Some of them you may have to wait till they start to feather.
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    [​IMG] Nope, they will NEVER cease...haha. Wonders abound, like that I've fallen in LOVE with Polish hens. Whodathunkit!?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've fallen in LOVE with Polish hens. Whodathunkit!?

    Not me, that's for sure! [​IMG]
     
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would have! My username is devoted to the little guys! Not really surprising though, I mean, really, who doesn't like a chicken with a good afro? [​IMG]
     
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm just GLAD to see the addiction continuing to CLAIM such weathered regulars and drag them into BRANCHING out. LOL.

    I am not the only one to be grabbed by other breeds...

    Cyn lol don't you go picking on her, I heard you mention a new "project" you have to put on the back burner because of that ankle. Chuckle.

    My name is Cher and I'm a chickenaholic. And I'm in very good company...
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, Miss Kate has already branched out into the Ameraucanas, so who knows what else is coming, LOL. I gave her a pretty blue Ameraucana pullet last year and she's enjoyed her alot, I think. Maybe she'll convert me to the Polish ....Um, er, well, no. LOL.
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:LOLOL Yeah that sounds about right. Ponder finally decided to join all the ranging poultry today. I'm afraid I was spoiling her terribly so she would rather be hand fed in the coop than go out and free range where the other girls would pick on her.

    I definitely need a group of barreds for her little self to fit in with eventually. The Del will help. And Halo's eggs, and and... oh my...
     

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