Identifying > 1 week old chicks -- how'd we do?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happybooker1, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night my son and I divided up, studied, took pics and tried our best to identify our various chicks (assorted Bantams Feather-legged from McMurrays). So here's what we came up with:

    These are Dark Brahma's. Chipmunk stripes on back (2), yellow feathered legs, 3 toes.

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    These are Porcelain D'uccles. Light greyish blue with yellow legs/beak. 3 toes. Feathered legs and yellow bellies.

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    These are either Birchen or Black Cochins. I'm figuring Black since that would seem to be most common. They have yellow underbellies, yellow legs/beak, 3 toes, feathered legs.

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    These are White or Buff Cochins. Some are pure yellow, some have a more reddish coloring to them. They have 3 toes, yellow legs/beak and have feathers on their legs.

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    Then I have this one. It's got Chipmunk stripes like the Dark Brahmas, but is MUCH lighter. IN all other ways it's just like the other chicks.


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    So, what do you all think? I've looked but can't discern any type of comb on any of them. Just not experienced enough I guess--LOL!

    My son says there ought to be a law against that much cuteness!!
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    most breeds have 4 toes. there are no 3 toed breeds. some do have 5 toes.

    as for breeds looks right but can't really see the combs to tell for sure. re-post when they reach 6 weeks of age
     
  3. chickenbelle

    chickenbelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm fairly new to chickens, too, but that last lil guy looks like a barnvelder. I had 3, but they were tiny guys and didn't survive their trip to my house. I lost them all within 3 days. Devastated! They were adorable and I was really looking forward to watching them grow.
     

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