How will I know what breed my chicks are that are hatching

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChKnLuvRs, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. ChKnLuvRs

    ChKnLuvRs Out Of The Brooder

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    So as chicks we got a straight run and an assorted flock. Now that they are mature we have realized we have 4 roosters and 9 laying hens.
    Our flock consists of 4 australorps hens, 3 Rhode Island Red hens, 1 Mille d'uccle hen, 1 quail d'anver hen, 1 buff Orpington rooster, 1 d'uccle rooster,1 australorp rooster and 1 light brahma rooster.

    Ugh they have all been all over my hens dozens of times in the last week. I have 8 in counting eggs in the Bator , how am I going to know when they hatch what breeds they are mixed with or what to call them for breeds???

    Someone help me!!!! :/

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those are going to be BarnYard Mix, pure and pure.

    As they age, you'll be able to pick out breed characteristics and gender, but chances of many purebreds is pretty slim. I'd say any babies that are black on top and yellow on bottom could be pure Australorps.
     
  3. ChKnLuvRs

    ChKnLuvRs Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks!
     

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