First time Out of Coop&Run (lots of Pics)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by donnaIL, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. donnaIL

    donnaIL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday was a beautiful day in the 60's so I cleaned the little coop and let the younger chicks (15 wks 3 day) explore. I got these chicks in October from Ideal.

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  2. riderbecky

    riderbecky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice birds! [​IMG] Are that last pair Mille Fleurs or Speckled Sussex?
     
  3. donnaIL

    donnaIL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks:) They are Speckled Sussex..
    The others are:
    Barred Rock
    I only have the one brahma (2nd pic)
    Then the EE's with a sexlink

    and wondered if anyone thinks either of those Golden Laced Wyandottes is a roo? (I think maybe the 2nd I was suppose to get one)

    A group ( I also got a couple California Whites)
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Salmon Favorello
    and then the Sussex.

    I will say the Salmon Favorello is the shyest bird of all of them. The Sussex is a bird with lots of personality and confidence the cockerel chased off the bigger birds (even my white rock cockerel that is almost a year) when they were out!

    I ordered a combination so I would have a variety of color (both in birds and eggs)

    I thought they turned out good for hatchery chick.
     
  4. countrygirl_247

    countrygirl_247 Out Of The Brooder

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    Very nice flock now my mind is at easy i ordered from Ideal & will have chicks shipped March 4th:cool: Oh by the way the Golden laced wyandotte looks Rooish to me
     
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  5. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The goldenlaced one looks like a hen. Notice the rounded feathers in front of her tail.
    If it was a young male they would be pointed feathers and growing the long flowing ones like the speckled sussex.
    She does have long gangly legs tho! May grow into a nice hen.....

    Great flock of chickens....
     
  6. donnaIL

    donnaIL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are two different GL..and a third one I did not get a pic...I only thought maybe the 2nd pic was a roo...but might be the one hiding.

    Thanks lilchick, its it possible that I could order roos and get hens?
     
  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatcheries guarantee 95% accuracy when sexing chicks. Must have been an off day for the sexer when I ordered from Cackle a few years ago! I got 3 roos out of 10 hens!
    Before the feathers come in by tail there usually is a few other signs of a roo. The shape of the tail, hen's start to stand straight out a males will droop.. Also the roo is bigger and so is it's feet!
    Now with silkies I have a much harder time telling which is which!
     
  8. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds, and they do look happy to be out.
     

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