First time ordering and confused

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bayerchicks, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I knew that Ideal would put some packing peanuts in to help the chicks stay warm but I thought I would be able to easily tell them apart because they would look different than my other chicks.

    This is what I ordered:
    3 White only white leghorns Pullets
    2 Buff Orpingtons Pullets
    4 Ameraucana Pullets
    2 Black Sex link pullets
    2 Production Red pullets

    So Ideal sent the 2 blacks and the 2 reds. Those were easy to identify. I am pretty sure I also identified the Buff's. My question is the white leghorns, which if I am correct I got 5, including a sick baby (see post in emergencies if you can help) (or maybe I got the 3 and 2 are ameraucanas?), 2 chipmunk looking ones are alive and 2 died, and 9 black and white ones. I assume that the black and white ones with black on the front of the legs are Ameraucana's since I ordered 4 and there are so many.

    We used the different boxes to separate them, this is not where they live. I didn't want to get fussed at [​IMG]

    What do you guys think?

    Chipmunk guys
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    Black and White one's (possible ameraucana's?)
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    I guess a White Leghorns

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    Thanks for the help! I am so excited. I just don't know what I am going to do when I can tell which ones are roo's. We weren't expecting any and with 4 kids, I don't want my kids to get hurt.
     
  2. Hound

    Hound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chipmunks are your Ameraucanas (well they're actually Easter Eggers). The 9 black and white ones are roosters.
     
  3. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE's looked like Chipmuks, with very light pale green legs though! I'm not sure about your black and white ones!
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    The black and white ones are probably your packing peanuts: Barred Rock cockrels most likely.
     
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  5. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I wanted 4 Ameraucana's [​IMG] I guess I will have to make do with 2. Are the ones that you think roo's good to eat? If so, how many weeks do I wait before I find someone to process them?
     
  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they will be good to eat. When to process them is up to you and how fast they grow. We had some that we had to let go for about 14-16 weeks old, not really sure on the age and they still could have been bigger but we decided to butcher anyway since we we already at it.


    ETA: By the way you Ameraucanas are (which Ameraucana breeders are very fond of telling you) really Easter Eggers. To me EE's are more fun anyway. I have 11 hens and 1 rooster. Will be trying to hatch some in the spring time.
     
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  7. bayerchicks

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    If they are BR's, is it possible that they could have pullets mixed in or do they have characteristics now that you can tell which make them male?
     
  8. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Usually when they start displaying their barring you can usually tell, hen will be a little darker (the grayish-black area) than the rooster. After I relooked though I'm not so sure that they are Barred Rock I don't see a dot on their head. Black Australorp? There are many black chicks hatched that color mixed with the whiter that it is hard to tell for sure. Usually you have to wait for the usual signs to tell if they are rooters or not, unless you know how to vent sex. I don't.
     
  9. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto
     
  10. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I just read about the dot and they do not have them! I guess I will tell the kids they can't name those, even though they already named one Mohawk since he has a white head with a black streak at the top. I will e-mail Ideal tomorrow since it looks like I lost some of my EE's [​IMG]
     

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