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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Moonwalker, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    Any ideas what these guys may be? They are just starting to get their wing feathers in
    This one has darker color and stubbier wings
    The orange ones are starting to look like BO's and the Green, Blue, yellow and purple are getting pure white wings. None of them have the wide stance of the COrnish (which is good, I asked for egg types, rather than meat birds)
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Looking at the green one on the bottom with the white wings makes me want green jello with whipped cream. I cant tell the breed though. maybe in a few more days?
  3. Waveron

    Waveron Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    They look like someone dipped them in food coloring... Cute though!
  4. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
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  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Yes they are M&M's... a very delicious breed or maybe Skittles.... lick one and see if you can taste the rainbow.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2008
  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Where did you buy them at??? Must be Easter leftover from feed store. I know this sounds silly but will they grow out of that color??? Temp color or perm???
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    very cute but [​IMG]
  8. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    One of the hatcheries was dying Cornish crosses and leghorns males, so that may be a possibilty.
    Food grade color is injected into the egg before hatch, and the color is not permanent, the new feathers will be normal for the breed.
  9. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    Quote:I actually ordered them from the hatchery that way. The food coloring is injected into the liquid in the egg a few days before hatching. Much safer than the old method of dunking or spraying! They will go back to normal coloring when they get their adult feathers.
    They had the choice of cornishX St Run, or mixed egg layer breed males (of course, the ones that have very light colored chicks) I didn't want meat birds, so I'll probably have leghorns and BO's, and I think they mentioned New Hampshires too. All males. I believe they send the dyed females to the egg farms and sell the males as colored Easter chicks.
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Quote:LMAO [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Maybe that will be the next Skittles commercial

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