Help me figure out what my chicks are!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chloesmama, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Chloesmama

    Chloesmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 chicks that are 12 days old. Help me figure out what kind they are!
    I have included names, because I think they are funny.... (my husband, and 3 kids (2,4, and 6 years old) named them)
    Thanks
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    Chickoletta

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    Butternut

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    Marshmallow

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    Lord Vader
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm a novice, but love to guess. They are all so cute and I love the names. No idea on the bottom two but think Chickoletta could be a Barred Rock and Butternut looks like a Buff Orpington.
     
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  4. Chloesmama

    Chloesmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys- Marshmallow does not have any feathers on her legs. They are completely yellow too, where the other two dark ones have some black on their legs.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    If they are barred rocks, at this age the black on the legs may mean female. Chickoletta looks like my BR girls at that age. But Lord Vader is a lot lighter all over than I would expect for a BR?

    Marshmallow is really cute, is her nose (aka beak) large or just camera angle?
     
  6. Chloesmama

    Chloesmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope they are all female.... We got them from 'my pet chicken' and they were part of the specialty order... supposed to be all female.

    Not sure about Marshmallow's beak size. I think overall she is a bit smaller than the other 3. She is feathering out quicker than Butternut and the 2 others (maybe BR) are feathering out the fastest. The two BR looked more similar to each other last week. Let me see if I can find another photo of them at 1 day old.
     
  7. Chloesmama

    Chloesmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the chicks at 1 day old.... although not great photos as I was mainly taking them of my kids....
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    Marshmallow

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    Chickoletta

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    Butternut and Lord Vader
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Your children are cuter than the chicks.

    I think Marshmallow may be a brown leghorn? Will stick with BR and BO for the other 2.

    Still not certain on Lord Vader.
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Ok, my last guess. If Lord Vader's fluff is black, then BR. If the fluff looks more silver grey, the Cuckoo Maran.

    Good luck, wishing all are girls.
     
  10. Chloesmama

    Chloesmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fluff is black for sure.

    Marshmallow is more silver and black than she looks in the photos. A little brown on her face, but the stripes are greyish for sure. I was thinking Silver Laced Wyandotte?

    Thanks though.... we were thinking BR for the other two black and BO for the yellow! It is fun to play the guessing game! My kids will be sad if we have to rehome any because they are Roos.... Here's hoping!
     

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