got my new chicks in the mail, can't decide what breeds are which~

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tebs78, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    Does any body have pictures of what baby

    Cuckoo marans
    Golden Phoenix
    Old English

    My friend and I went together on the order and I have no idea which chicks are which now lol. Can some one post pictures of what there chicks look like. I am guessing the darker ones are the cuckoo marans, but I dont know what golden phoenix or ameraucanas look like which are the kind my friend ordered. I ordered the same amount of each, duuuuuuuumy me.[​IMG]
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    check out then go to the poultry link. They have photos of all the chicken breeds, chicks to adults. It really helps. don't forget to look for clues like leg color, feathered feet, beak color, etc... good luck!
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Your Silkies will have feathered feet and be small. The Phoenix and Ameraucana (EEs) will probably look very similar, like chipmunks.
  4. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    They do that on purpose ; so you will talk about it for years!
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    silkies have dark skin too.

    And frizzles should have their wing feathers curling forwards at just a few days old. But not all frizzles will be frizzled. A few may not but will still have the gene.
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:silkies will have feathered legs, as will the frizzles. The comb will give the difference between the 2. The frizzles should have a single comb and the silkies should have a walnut (should look pretty flat at this point). Also the silkies are supposed to have black/dark skin. All frizzles are not frizzled....
    Cuckoo marans will be black with a white spot on the head.
    Ameraucana are really EE's and will be any color BUT with a pea comb, looks like small bumps.

    darn thing posted before I finished - I don't know anything about phoenix or OE so I can't help there, sorry [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    If you can check their combs, I know they are small. Ameraucanas will have a flat comb and phoenix a single comb. I think Ameraucanas have green legs.
    If the OE are banatms they will be cery small, fairly small LF too. They may be chipmunks too, depending on the color you ordered.

    I am not sure, but I think that the dark ones would probably be cuckoos.
  8. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    hi thanks...I noticed that the ameracuanas and Golden Phoenix DO look similar and have the chipmonk type marking on thier backs. They are the ones my friend ordered and I hope/think I got the right chicks to her lol....

    I ordered 10 cuckoo marans (they were easy to distinguish) I ordered
    6 st run feathered footed assortment so I have NO idea what I got in that bunch
    10 silkies
    10 Frizzles
    6 old english (which I am guessing is what is left that does not have the feathered feet) I only after all the dead ones have 4 left that do not have feathered feet.

    I ordered 54 chicks in total and 10 ducks and I lost 2 ducks and 8 chicks total :eek:( I ordered some extra just in case (from Ideal POultry) they were kind enough to refund what I lost. I initially had 3 dead and the rest died with in 12 hours of being at my house They took 2 days to get here. I will post pictures when I can.

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