New chicks - Care to guess the breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NinjiChicki, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. NinjiChicki

    NinjiChicki Out Of The Brooder

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    Got a batch of rainbow layers in today from McMurray, all alive and doing just fine. Anyone care to help guess the breeds?

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    I'm thinking this one might be an Australorp.

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    Another black one! White dot on her chest, and some white on the tips of her wings.
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  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Way too early to venture any guess...please re-post at age 10-12 weeks.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

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  4. NinjiChicki

    NinjiChicki Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, very very helpful!

    It looks like the black one with lots of white underneath is a Giant, but I'll keep an eye on her and make sure.

    Will update this when they a few weeks older to compare. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

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    I agree with Wyandottes7's guesses. The possible Light Brown Leghorn or Welsummer may also be a Speckled Sussex. All three breeds look rather similar as chicks, but the differences will become obvious as they mature.

    I would definitely post new photos in a few weeks. It can be tricky to identify chicks at such a young age.

    Good luck with them!
     
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  6. NinjiChicki

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    Time for an update! Any new guesses?
    These guys are now 4 weeks old.. And looking waaaaay different.
    After all this time, I'm starting to think we might have 3 different black ones? One extremely behind as far as feathering..

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    Middle sized of the black ones. There's two of these.

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    The runt of the group.

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    The biggest of the blacks.

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  7. iwiw60

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    Are some of your girls molting????? With the exception of the naked neck it almost looks like they're going through a juvenile molt.
     
  8. NinjiChicki

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    I suppose they could be? They have looked rather fuzzy lately.
     
  9. iwiw60

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    Well, while I can't help you with breed identification it does look like your girls are going through a molt. When they go through that they need extra protein supplemented to their feed schedule to promote faster feather growth. You could give them 2 hard boiled eggs, crushed with a fork really good...but stand back! Cause they go crazy for it! [​IMG] This is also the time of year when temps get well below normal and you could also give them an afternoon treat of some good cracked corn...they'll love that, too. Oh yeah, and mealworms!!

    I wish you all the very best...good luck! [​IMG]
     
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  10. NinjiChicki

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    Thank you!

    They already get lots of left over meat and such, have to watch out as soon as you put something good down for them.
    Just love watching them run around like crazy. [​IMG]

    I'll be sure they get a couple eggs here and there too!
     

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