My first-ever chickens - what could they be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fletch83, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, everyone! I am new to BYC. Last month I got my very first chickens! [​IMG]

    We bought them from a private farm with a ton of chicks so they are almost certainly mixed breed, we are thinking probably Easter Eggers. I believe that when we got them the week before Christmas they were about a week old, although no telling if they were hatched on the same day, so right now I would say they must be around 6 weeks old give or take a few days of each other. Since I am so new to chicken ownership there is also no telling for me if they are pullets or roosters!

    We took some pictures to share but since they would NOT stop moving, they are not the best quality! When they were small babies, one was entirely black and one was entirely gray. As they have begun to feather out a lot more, the gray one has started to get more brownish around its neck and chest (actually a very pretty color combination) and the black one has a small amount of white-gray, like a salt-and-pepper beard. They looked so funny a few weeks ago when they were half feather and half baby fluff [​IMG]. They are getting a very small amount of pink above their beaks so far.

    Anyway, here are some pictures. What do the experts think?


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    Thank you for letting me share!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Good luck with your chicks. I refuse to guess at breeds or gender. [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Maybe Black Australorp.
     
  4. TNBlacktails

    TNBlacktails Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At six weeks I'm leaning toward both pullets. As far as breed.......well, barnyard mix seems to cover it!

    I'd love to see pics again around 3 months old. I like mixed breed birds and enjoy seeing how they turn out!
     
  6. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I can't wait to see what they will look like in another couple months, so I will definitely be posting more pictures. We are very excited to be chicken owners! Right now though I think I'm much more enthralled with them than they are with me - I've been handling them since Day 1 but they still scramble away from me and screech like crazy when I pick them up [​IMG]
     
  7. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a mix and 2 pullets. Nice coop by the way! May I ask where you got it?
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    left looks like an ee and the other maybe to
     
  9. Fletch83

    Fletch83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
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