How to tell BR from Black Star chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Megs501, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Megs501

    Megs501 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I placed an order for my friend and me from McMurray. They ship next week. I've never ordered more than one breed at a time and assume they will all be in one box.

    We ordered RiR, Barred rocks, and I ordered 3 black stars for me.

    She is getting 4 RiR and 4 BR. Will it be hard to tell the difference between the black star and BR chicks, so she doesn't end up raising my black stars? Pics online look very similar... =/ How can I be sure of the difference? **EDIT to add: all the chicks we ordered are females**

    Also, we have meat chickens shipping this week- they are including an exotic bird. Are the exotics meat or laying birds?

    Thanks so much!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    If you ordered black star pullets then it will be easy. Those are solid black while the Rocks will have a white spot on the head.

    The exotic tends to be a rare breed cockerel. Last year we got a silver phoenix.
     
  3. Megs501

    Megs501 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! I forgot to add they are females/pullets. Good to know on coloring! I figured the exotic would be a roo ... we are supposed to get one in both our laying and meat chicken orders. =/ Not sure I will need two more roosters (we have one left after culling a few) but I would love to have some pretty exotic ones ....

    Thanks so much!
     

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