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Help sort my hatchery jumble

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daxigait, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, I could really use some help identifying chicks. I hoped to use the numbers I ordered to help sort, but I lost 16 of 49 the first thirty hours.
    Anyway, these chicks are 3/1 hatch except my Lavender Orpingtons, black EE, and ccl. Lost SLW and BR.
    I recognize the Welsummer and most of the RIR. The other choices I need help with include Leghorn (white and brown), ISA brown, golden nugget, rainbow (chicks from Hoover Hatchery).[​IMG] [​IMG]
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  3. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Welsummers and your Brown Leghorns are going to be pretty much identical until those earlobes start changing color, red for the Welsummer and white for the Leghorn.
    Your Isa Browns, Gold Nuggets, and Rainbows are going to be hard to tell apart until they are mostly feathered in.
     
  5. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    that is good information. Do you know which type is the white leghorn versus the red rangers?
     
  6. junebuggena

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    White Leghorn would be the petite chick with pale yellow down and solid white wing feathers. Red rangers are going to look identical to your RIR, but will grow faster.
     
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  7. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I am confused because the RR were supposed to have the green marks, but they look more like the leghorns than the RIR. I guess I will know soon as all but two of them are cockrels. Will the red rangers look like the RIR too? I only had four, but I think some or all were among the dead.
     
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  9. junebuggena

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    Both Red Rangers and hatchery Rhode Island Reds have similar shades of red chick down. They even feather in with same coloring/patterning. The main difference between them is the growth rate.
     
  10. junebuggena

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    That's a White Leghorn chick.
     

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