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how will i tell the difference?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chkinut, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    i've already placed my chick order for spring. i'm getting 1BJG, 1SS, 2Wel, and 2EE. i'm guessing the SS and Welsummers will look A LOT alike! how will i tell them apart? i even did a search on the internet under "images" and went all the way up to 4 week old chicks on both breeds and they STILL looked a lot alike. any professional opinions on how to tell these 2 breeds apart when they're chicks?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Hatcheries will usually mark the chicks and give you the code to tell them apart unless you've ordered enough that they fill two more or compartments of a box then they mark which is in what compartment.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The SS will have white skin while the welsummers will have yellow. Also my SS chicks were also redder than the welsummers were.
     
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    awesome! thanks guys!![​IMG]
     

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