How do I tell my new chicks apart?

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  1. samgrace1303

    samgrace1303 New Egg

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    I have just gotten eight little chicks, and I'm having a difficult time telling them apart! I've figured out three, but here are the breeds:

    Salmon Faverolles
    White Cochin
    Black Cochin
    Dominique
    Milli Fleur D' Uccle
    White Silkie
    Buff Laced Polish
    Ameraucana
    Brahma
    Sebright


    I put ten because we have lost two[​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I suggest you go to Feathersite and look at the photos of the chicks for those breeds. Some, like Brahma and Ameraucana, come in different colors/patterns so you need to know which color you should have. Some have specific combs so you can get a clue there. Some have feathers on their legs. Some have specific leg colors. You may get clues based on size. Some you may just have to wait on.

    Feathersite
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html#Chickens
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear you lost two of your chicks. You have some great advice and a good link to check. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    I just check out that site, THANK YOU, very helpful information!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    When they are 6 weeks old you can post individual pictures of them at "what breed or gender is this."
     
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  7. samgrace1303

    samgrace1303 New Egg

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    Thanks for the great advice!!
     

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