New chicks! Help me figure out who's who!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chelsey, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Chelsey

    Chelsey Out Of The Brooder

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    Last weekend I went over the river and through the woods to pick up some BLRW and BLRW bantam chicks. Well, after seeing the rest of this guy's birds I ended up coming home with a few more than I originally planned on ;) Here are the possible breeds, though if there are chicks that look like a spitting image of a different breed that's possible too, as I was so overwhelmed with the different chickens he had and so excited that I couldn't remember all of the breeds he was showing me.
    • Wyandottes (both bantam and full size) - silver laced, gold laced, blue laced red, black, blue, potentially some other colors
    • Seabrights - silver and gold
    • Some sort of lavendar seabright-type bantam (old english something?)
    • Porcelain D' Uccle (probably butchered that spelling)
    • Americanas/Araucanas

    Here's a link to the album that contains a bunch of pictures of his birds and my chicks: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.407630135988566.98244.100002247499850&type=3

    And here are two group shots of some of my chicks:

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    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I can tell you what to look for in the breeds

    Wyandottes have messy faces as chicks. Blotches, masks, etc. They usually look like they got into a paint fight. They also tend to be rolly polly round.

    Sebrights will have rusty orange shading on their faces if they are golds, and the silvers are really obvious right away because they go straight to lacing when they feather (you can see them in the middle in the second pic)

    D'Uccles will be the easiest. They have feathers on their legs. None of your other breeds will. Done and done.

    The two problem breeds are the lavendar game you mentioned, and the 'Ameracaunas' (most likely EEs instead). They will be silver in color, perhaps with 'chipmunk' lines down their backs.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if all his chickens run together like they are in the pics then you most likely just paid for a whole bunch of mixes...what this seller calls a lavender sebright is really a lavender old english game bantm the porcelain that he has pictured look more like lavender mottleds as they seem to lack the light creamy coloring. the ameraracuna are really ee as well
     
  4. Chelsey

    Chelsey Out Of The Brooder

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    They don't all run together. For the most part they're all in separate runs, except for the group of bantams in with the porcelains, and he was totally upfront with that. He didn't call them lavender seabrights, I did because I couldn't remember what they were called. They reminded me of seabrights in their body shape but were lavender in color. My mistake :( He went around to a bunch of different pens and let each group out one at a time so that I could see them better (they were all in chicken tractors that weren't big enough for a person (or people) to go inside), and then put them back up.
     
  5. Chelsey

    Chelsey Out Of The Brooder

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    I've taken some more recent pics of the chicks, they're starting to get feathers in :) If anybody's interested in looking...
     
  6. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to see more pictures. Could you separate them by breed and get close ups.
     
  7. Chelsey

    Chelsey Out Of The Brooder

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  8. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a few BLR(splash colored) chicks, and maybe a GL or black-laced, of the BLR.
     
  9. flockers

    flockers New Egg

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    I am new can someone please tell me how to post a new thread sorry for using yours thanks
     
  10. flockers

    flockers New Egg

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    Any ideas of what kind this might be I thought I got all rir but this one does not look like the others[​IMG]
     

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