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Identifying two chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RazeNCain, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. RazeNCain

    RazeNCain Out Of The Brooder

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    Got my order from ideal this morning, thought it would be fun to get a few randoms but now it's proving to be mentally stressful trying to guess lol.

    I ordered 14, they sent me 21 with 6 of them being confirmed male.

    I've got 4 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Barred Rocks, and then 7 randoms. Not counting the males.

    These are the best pictures I could get as they are very active, most active bunch I've ever dealt with.


    I have got 6 of these...
    I requested a few Wyandotte if they had any available as they were not order-able on the website, so I am slightly hopeful.
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    Only have one of these which I believe is an easter egger.

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    I am going to try to update once a week depending on how busy life is.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2015
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesnt look like a wyandotte maybe jersey giant or australorp
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Are they all day old chicks? You can't accurately tell if you have cockerels then. The first pic is hard to tell, but it could be an Australorp. The second is an Easter Egger.
     
  4. RazeNCain

    RazeNCain Out Of The Brooder

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    The hatchery marked 6 of them with a purple spot, in the paperwork it says the ones marked are the filler males.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Weird [​IMG]

    Never heard of hatcheries doing that.
     
  6. RazeNCain

    RazeNCain Out Of The Brooder

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    The picture was from this morning, they are now in a bigger bin with flooring. I didn't anticipate having so many.


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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    If you really don't want them, you could try selling them or giving them away (as roosters of course). They probably didn't charge you for them (they shouldn't have). I guess giving you 6 roosters is better than killing them like most hatcheries do.
     
  8. RazeNCain

    RazeNCain Out Of The Brooder

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    I've already got someone that is going to take them off my hands this weekend. Hope it works out. I really appreciated that they marked them for me. Thing that bothers me though, is only 6 are marked which leaves me with 15 females when I ordered 14. Hoping the males got marked correctly and one wasn't missed.

    I may keep one of the males but worried about having one roo and 15 hens.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    That's good 15 hens. rule of thumb is a rooster can handle 10 hens - that should keep him busy.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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