How to identify chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by YaYa27889, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. YaYa27889

    YaYa27889 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a "new" BYC owner. I had chickens when I was a teenager, many, many years ago. I decided, in my old age, I needed chickens in my life again. My decision was not about eggs. I just wanted to have fun with my chicks and I wanted something unusual. The problem was I could not decide which chickens I wanted I went to My Pet Chicken and found what I thought I was looking for, a collection of Rare Breed Chickens. I ordered those and they arrived healthy and noisy, lol. They have all settled into the brooder and are eating and drinking well.
    The problem I have is that I ordered these thinking I would get a list of which chicks were being shipped. Unfortunately that did not happen. I returned to the website and read a bit more closely and it plainly stated that the selection was determined by what had hatched and availability. I have 15 chicks and have no idea what breed they are. When looking at them I can plainly see there are 6 different breeds. It is difficult for me to simply look at a chick and determine what breed it is. My question is can someone tell me the approximate age of a chick when you can determine the breed?
     
  2. angnic22

    angnic22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, some you can tell by color right away. Others within a couple weeks and yet others, maybe months. Lol. I suggest posting a few photos and let the experts have a peck :)
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Some breeds are more obvious then others, but I would have to agree with angnic22. If you post some pictures we would love to try and help you figure them out :).
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Agreed with the above posts. I know what it's like to get a batch of "assorted rare breeds". I have 4. I might be able to help you with a few. :)
     
  5. YaYa27889

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    Hope this helps
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    It would be better to take individual pictures, but I think I see a Polish, maybe a RIR, and maybe some Welsummers.
     
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    Chick 1
     
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    Chick 2. This is the largest chick. Lol she waddles
     
  9. YaYa27889

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    Have 2 of these little ladies
     
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    Love the color of this little lady
     

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