how to tell what mixes i have?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KWAK, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    6 chicks.
    2 completely white. feathers coming in white a few look tanish?
    2 white with black dots feathers coming in white with black dots.
    (these four have white legghorn moms.)
    2 Black with yellow/tan colored face... feathers coming in barred?
    (moms are BO.)
    Possible dads are either
    A. EE roo (avatar)
    B. Black Australorp.
    any ideas on what are what?
  2. BarnChick

    BarnChick Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    Spirit Lake
    If you could post pics, it would be easier to see what you have.
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Crowing

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    My Coop
    Definitely would like to see pictures.

    Were they broody hatched or were they hatched in an incubator?

    How do you know who laid the eggs?

    I ask because we just had the experience of my sisters broody that laid eggs for one season and then went broody on a bunch of barred rock eggs. The chicks are adorable but definitely not hers since her eggs were very small to start out her first season.
  4. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    Quote:I had them in an incubator... separated buff orp. eggs from WL eggs.

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