My new mystery chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MariposaMama, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    I have 22 little fuzzy-butts that came from Ideal on Wednesday. I am starting to nail down what I got, but these have me confused. Any guesses as to what they are? I ordered the surprise special so they could be almost anything.

    This one is tiny, but quick. [​IMG] No idea what it is.

    I love the coloring on this one. I've named her Cinnamon.

    Could this be an EE? She's got cheek feathers but doesn't have green legs.

    We have 3 or 4 of these little black ones. How can I tell if they're Black Sex Links or Barred Rocks?
  2. chickenboy95

    chickenboy95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2008
    se ohio
    im not good at IDing but they are super super cute.
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    well hey if that bottom one is a sex link then you got your self a pullet as there is no white spot on the head
  4. Chicken Freak

    Chicken Freak Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 23, 2008
    I'm not too good at identifying chicks, but here's my guess for the first two:

    I think the first one might be a Silver Duckwing OEG

    And the second might be a Golden Sebright
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    #3 looks like a partridge rock
    #5 barred rock
  6. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    Thank you. [​IMG] I did order all pullets, but since they shipped 26 and I ordered 25, there could be a sleeper in the mix. [​IMG]

    The surprise special is supposed to be all standards. They guarantee at least 5 breeds, but I think I got more like 8 or 10. I'm going to have the most colorful flock ever, just what I wanted. [​IMG]
  7. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    The white chicks seems to be a white EE
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Quote:Silver Duckwing chicks have stripes. I don't think that is one.

    The second one is a Silver Sebright, if it is a bantam.

    Some of the others look like EEs and Barred Rock or Black-Sexlinks.
  9. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Did you order from a hatchery that includes a free chick? That could explain why you got an extra.
  10. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    Quote:Nope, I ordered from Ideal. McMurray is the one who throws in the free "rare" chick. Ideal is known for packing peanuts, but maybe they just miscounted when they filled the box. Either that or my girls miscounted when they took them out. [​IMG] The little buggers are hard to count once they're in the brooder.

    How do I tell the difference between a Barred Rock and a Black Sex Link? Do I just have to wait until they feather out?

    Do all EEs have green legs? Does any other breed have cheek feathers?
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009

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