New Chicks..Anyone know what they are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RagTyme, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. RagTyme

    RagTyme In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Poplarville, MS

    I am new here and new to chicks also. Last year a bought a few Bantam chicks at a local livestock auction. They are grown now and starting to lay eggs.

    I had such fun with just the few chicks that I decided to get more this year and ordered a mixed straight run batch from a hatchery.

    They little beauties arrived yesterday all happy and chirping, although we did lose one the rest seem to be doing well.

    Now this was an assorted batch of 25 chicks so I have all different kinds, I have taken a front and top view of some of those that stand out the most and was hoping someone could give me an idea of what kind of chicks they are. All the chicks are suppose to be purebred of one breed or another.

    Chick #1

    This one is a light grey, almost a silver color with a darker grey/silver stripe down the back. It is the only one I have of this color


    Chick #2
    Very colorful chick. Yellow, white, light and dark brown this one has them all

    Chick #3
    Black with yellow spot on the top of the head and a tiny yellow spot on the bum


    Chick #4
    Black with cream under chin, on chest and bottom


    Chick #5
    One of the two different types of feather footed breeds I got. Yellow and white with brown markings


    Chick #6
    Mostly yellow with speckles of brown on face. Stripe on back is dark brown, black, and white

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  2. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    I think #3 is a barred rock. Not sure of the others.
  3. newchickmom

    newchickmom Songster

    Nov 8, 2007
    Lafayette, Indiana
    I have no idea what any of them are, but:
  4. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    West Central Wisconsin
    First off [​IMG] I have no idea except that you have a feather legged one, the problem with chicks is that they look nothing like their pictures at adult age, anyway enjoy [​IMG] and wait and see. That is part of the fun:jumpy
  5. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I'm thinking #4 could be a Dominique. I got two of them this spring and boy are they mellow!
  6. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    OK, I'm up for guessing:
    #4: silver laced wyandotte?
    #2: maybe easter egger because of the leg color
    #1: I have no idea, but I simply must have one, send it to me immediately! That is such a cool color.


    MacMurray hatchery has good chick pics even tho they have no adult pics.
  7. SGM

    SGM Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    Here's my guesses and they're just that. Guesses [​IMG]

    1 - Self Blue or Blue OE? I have Self Blue OEs who look identical to that.

    2 - Ameraucana

    3 - Barred Rock/Dominque

    4 - Barred Rock/Sex Link?

    5 - Silver or Gold Laced Cochin

    6 - Ameraucana
  8. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    East Texas! :)
    #3 is a barred rock [​IMG]
  9. RagTyme

    RagTyme In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    Poplarville, MS
    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    LOL...I spent hours on Mcmurray's site yesterday trying to decided what I had. But to no avail, alot of the chicks for different breeds look so much alike at this young age.

    Mcmurray is where I got these wee ones from, I am also waiting on an assortment of Brown egg layers due the first of June.

    I can't wait for these guys to start getting their feathers so I can see what all I have, I was especially happy to see I got 2 diffrerent breeds of feather footed chicks. I was hoping for at least one crested but no such luck this time.

    I can't wait to share them with everyone as they grow.
  10. Poultry Palace

    Poultry Palace Songster

    Jan 15, 2009
    Live Oak, Florida
    chick #1 looks kinda like a self blue oegb from front,
    Chick#2 Looks like anamericauna (easter egger)
    Chick #3 looks like a barred rock
    Chick #4 Also looks like an ee to me
    The feather footed one idk....D'uccle?
    Silver laced wyandotte
    Easter eggers
    Well those are my guesses. No matter what they turn out to be, they are all cute chicks:)

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