Help? What are these babies?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pip's chicks, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Pip's chicks

    Pip's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello fellow chicken lovers! I recently purchased a small batch of silkies and was sent 7 other chicks "for warmth." They are suppose to be all males but I am kind of confused because from what I understand it is hard to sex baby chicks? Anyway, I was not expecting these little darlings and have NO clue what kind of breed they may be. They are redish in color with small combs already...straight pink legs with 4 toes. The first little feathers are starting to appear on their wings and are orange with blackish markings. They are sturdy little things and I think they may be a larger type of chicken. Any suggestions? Also is it possible that I have a few females in the batch? Thank you [​IMG] I'm new at this....can ya tell? LOL [​IMG] I wish I knew how to post a pic?
     
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    Pip's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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  3. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Rhode island red
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    AAAWWW! SO CUTE! I have no idea...
     
  5. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    while i do not know what they are, there are ways to sex chicks, whether it be from a sex-link variety (males will look one way, females will look differently), a variety where one sex will have equal length wing feathers at a day old, and the other sex 2 different lengthed feathers. i'm sure there may be other ways to sex them, but these are the 2 that i know of.

    just fyi [​IMG]

    males are harder to get rid of, thus they give them as packing peanuts.
     
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  6. Pip's chicks

    Pip's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the input! I have also learned how to post pics...yea! [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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