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first time chick owner! and a mystery chick!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickeroo2, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. chickeroo2

    chickeroo2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I've been lurking around your forums gleaning information about 5 little chicks I picked up on a whim. (I now know I was not properly prepared.. but i'm learning) I picked up 2 silkies and 2 frizzles. The breeder had hatched a mixed bunch of eggs and was unsure of the breed of one little chick I had picked out. She suggested it may be a sultan... but after researching sultans I dont think it is. This chick has 4 toes and google says sultans have 5. I think it may be a pekin?

    [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]We had a really windy night a couple days ago and it blew the cover off my brooder :( I now have a couple runny noses and sneezes. I added apple cider vinegar to their water and just picked up some vet rx from tractor supply. I also picked up some probiotics and electrolytes... worried!
     
  2. chickeroo2

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    All my pics didnt go thru! Here is my mystery chick! I'll post them individually. .. they are so cute!! :)
     
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  5. chickeroo2

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    Splash silkie? He/she is such a cutie! Any ideas on sexes? I kniw its still too early.. but its fun to guess!

    I grew up with game chickens everywhere.. never understood the fascination. They were just... chickens. But these little guys have me addicted! Lol!
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Your first chick is a frizzle silkie (frilkie). The mystery chick is a white frizzled Cochin. I can't really tell color on the last chick since the pic is kinda far away, but it looks blue to me :) Cute babies!!!
    Nikki
     
  7. chickeroo2

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    Thank you Nikki!!! It is nice to know what he is.. I will try to get some better pics when it warms up in a few days. They are small and fast :) And mad at me right now.. that vet rx is kinda messy! Lol!
     
  8. ShowGirl12

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    i think the black one is a sizzle (frizzle silkie) sometimes they dont have a 5th toe i have a silkie hen missing the 5th toe.
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  9. chickeroo2

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    ShowGirl12 the black one has 5 toes. I have been researching sizzles frizzles and frilkies for days. Still not sure the difference!! Lol!
    I got some better pics of her today.. her chest feathers have a golden brown edging and her fluffy butt is a bluey silver color. Is she a black?

    Also I have some better pics of the one you couldn't see good.. he is a strange color.. anyone know what it is?

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  10. 4BOWChickens

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    Such pretty chickens!!!!
     

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