Ideal Order -- Identify my X-tras??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jaypants, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Jaypants

    Jaypants New Egg

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    I've been reading this forum for quite awhile & finally joined myself!! Thanks to you all for your valuable info. I've received my chicks and there are 6 extras I can't identify. Cochins? I'll include pics (hope this works). I ordered 9, received 15. Pd insurance since I told them NO MALES & my order was under size. 2 were DOA (smothered in the corner of the box [​IMG] That happens on a smaller order, I know. Anyway...these 6 extras (my packing slip says 0 males included) must be hens, what kind? They have fur/feathers on legs & feet. One only has a little on the leg. Thanks for any help!!
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  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I see feathered legs so maybe a Cochin or Brahma?

    Light Brahma Chicks:
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  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Feathering looks Brahma but the leg color looks off.
     
  4. Jaypants

    Jaypants New Egg

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    Thanks! I think you're right. Hope they're good layers (from what I read they're just so-so in the dept.). We don't kill so, if nothing else, they'll be pretty girls![​IMG]
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Quote:Often legs lighten up as they get older. I know my orps do.
     
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    You can check out pix of our Mottled Cochins (bantams), when they were babies, here.

    Hope this helps!

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  7. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    If they are light brahmas - they will lay pretty good - we have 4 and they are really doing a great job, they lay a pinkish egg which is pretty next to the green ones I get from my EE's. one of my LB's laid a double yoker a few days ago.

    Good luck with them they are cute little babies - sorry about the two you lost.

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  8. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever they are they sure are cute! I have an order in to Ideal coming later this month. I paid the insurance for no males as well. Mine is a small order and if I get any extras I sure hope they are as cute as yours!


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