New Chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by doublenegative, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. doublenegative

    doublenegative New Egg

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    Well they were hatched on Sunday and shipped Monday we thought. But at 6 this morning they were at the post office. Apparently Mt Healthy doesn't play around. 26 chicks in good shape.

    Does anyone know what breeds are yellow as chicks versus the darker colors? we have about 10 dark and 15 yellow. I assume multiple breeds have each coloration as chicks, but do certain breeds only have the darker coloration? We got the assorted lot and now get to wait and see what all we got!
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  2. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He he he

    good luck figuring out that crew! Is it a layer assortment, cockerels, or a general grab bag mix?
     
  3. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea on what type they are

    Oh well Surprise for you!


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  4. doublenegative

    doublenegative New Egg

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    They are all brown egg layer pullets. So we aren't too worried. They delayed the order to put in certain breeds when we ordered originally so they would lay better they said, and per their website the only one backordered that long was RIR, so I would think some are from those. I was just curious is dark colored chicks were only for certain breeds really (BA, BR or something like that).

    Otherwise I don't mind what I get. Like I told my wife, if there is one that is mean, or we don't want we can eat it without feeling too bad. I wanted a sample though to get the feel of lots of different personalities and characteristics hopefully.
     
  5. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the yellow may be and probably are buff orpingtons.....very popular brown egg layers
     
  6. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received two types of yellow from Mt. Healthy: Buff Orpington's (not a bright yellow) and Brahma's (has feathered feet). [​IMG]
     
  7. doublenegative

    doublenegative New Egg

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    Just to follow up, they are actually black sex-linked (or black star I believe) a white rocks. Unfortunately one of the Black ones died two days in, and another had a pretty bad birth defect (issues walking, head cocked to one side all the time) and died this morning. But the rest seem to be doing well and we plan on moving them to pine shavings shortly because the paper towels are a mess (and thats changing them twice a day still)
     
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  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, I love Mt healthy infact I drove last month up there and got my chicks, they all look happy and healthy too, I think the black one are black australop, the yellow I have no Idea, they might be golden commet. But they are beautiful.

    Omran
     
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I would go with black sex link and White leghorn. My BA's are black but always with about 1/3 yellow when fuzzy and not that black.
     
  10. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They would not be leghorns because it's a brown egg layer assortment. I would guess white rocks and probably black australorp, but only because that is the most black chick I can think of that is a brown egg layer, other than sex links perhaps...

    I think barred rocks and black giants have a lot more white on them.

    So yeah I guess BA's or Black sex links.
     

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