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Mystery Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kmehlbauer, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. kmehlbauer

    kmehlbauer New Egg

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    Recieved my hatchery shipment today. Got all my ordered chicks but they threwin some extra that I cant identify. They are all yellow chicks except for a grey-black dot on their heads. Any one know the breed?
     
  2. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a photo?
    If the dot is purplish then it is likely purple iodine spray used to mark them at the hatchery. In that case I would guess that they are probably male red sex links (unfortunately extra chicks are almost always male).
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Can you post a photo?
     
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  4. kmehlbauer

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  5. kmehlbauer

    kmehlbauer New Egg

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    The dot is more grey/black than purple
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Could be Light Sussex, Delawares, Columbian Rocks, or Columbian Wyandottes.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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