Need help identifying breed & gender

Mjvl

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Hi All - I have 5 chicks. They are 16 weeks old. I need help identifying their breed and gender.
According to TSC, I have female Buff Orpington, Ameraucana, Majestic Maran, Sapphire Gem, and Black Australorp - but I'm not sure if the labels were correct.
Thanks in advance for your help!
 

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EmmaRainboe

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Hi All - I have 5 chicks. They are 16 weeks old. I need help identifying their breed and gender.
According to TSC, I have female Buff Orpington, Ameraucana, Majestic Maran, Sapphire Gem, and Black Australorp - but I'm not sure if the labels were correct.
Thanks in advance for your help!
The buff orpington, australorp, and Sapphire Gem are correct. The Ameraucana is an Easter Egger.

All birds are female.

I'm not too familiar with majesty marans, but I don't think I've ever seen one with what looks like lacing like your girl has, or green legs.
 

Overo Mare

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The buff orpington, australorp, and Sapphire Gem are correct. The Ameraucana is an Easter Egger.

All birds are female.

I'm not too familiar with majesty marans, but I don't think I've ever seen one with what looks like lacing like your girl has, or green legs.
Agreed. I say it's another EE.
 

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Hi All - I have 5 chicks. They are 16 weeks old. I need help identifying their breed and gender.
According to TSC, I have female Buff Orpington, Ameraucana, Majestic Maran, Sapphire Gem, and Black Australorp - but I'm not sure if the labels were correct.
Thanks in advance for your help!
You've got a nice bunch 'o girls. The blue one is definitely either a Blue Andalusian or Sapphire Gem. I have two Blue Andalusians, and they look like that.
 

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Hi All - I have 5 chicks. They are 16 weeks old. I need help identifying their breed and gender.
According to TSC, I have female Buff Orpington, Ameraucana, Majestic Maran, Sapphire Gem, and Black Australorp - but I'm not sure if the labels were correct.
Thanks in advance for your help!
🙋‍♀️ Did you make this?
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Overo Mare

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Top- EE or Ameracauna
3rd- EE or Ameracauna
4th- mix or Blue orp
Definitely EE's.

Orps have white skin - this one has yellow skin. (Check soles of feet)
You've got a nice bunch 'o girls. The blue one is definitely either a Blue Andalusian or Sapphire Gem. I have two Blue Andalusians, and they look like that.
Blue Andalusians have white skin. Gems have yellow. Check out the soles of this bird's feet.
 

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I think all are correct the midnight majesty Marans are a black sex link mix which is what she appears to be. She should lay dark brown eggs. Your Ameraucana was probably labeled “Americana” which as others have pointed out, is an Easter egger.
 

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@Kiki

Goodness, no - I am not handy at all! :)
I purchased it on Amazon - It's from a company named Backyard Barnyard Store. I think you can also purchase directly from them. It's a bit pricey, but they like roosting on it.
Here's the Amazon link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08WQ7YYQQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
There is no way in the world I would purchase something like that because I could build it.
I was asking because I was hoping you had built it and could make an article about your build.

Thanks!
 

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