Identifying Baby Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lisa81, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Lisa81

    Lisa81 Just Hatched

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    I recently hatched Black Copper Maran eggs and got a shipment of chicks that I ordered which included a Black Jersey Giant and a Black Australorp and to me, they all look the same. They are now 2 weeks old and I can still not tell the breeds apart, does anyone know how I can?

    Any advice or tips will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I always look at pictures online. In a few weeks they will start feathering out anyway and you will be able to tell the difference.
     
  3. Lisa81

    Lisa81 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I tried that and it just makes me more confused, they look identical and I wasn't smart enough to band the ones we hatched before adding the new chicks. :/
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Oh bummer!...BTDT, forgot to band a group after carefully separating in incubator.
    Guess you'll have to wait.
     

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