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New feed store chicks!! Still need ID help please!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erin0415, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the feed store to get chicken feed, and lo and behold...they had chicks!! Of course I couldn't leave without a few. I got 2 bantams and 3 NN. Does anyone have any idea what breeds the 2 bantams might be??

    Bantam #1
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    Bantam #2
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    Bantam #2 again
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    My 3 NNs
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    #2 looks like a buff Orpington bantam

    #1 ? maybe blue Orpington? Not sure

    those are cute NNs. Are they bantams?
     
  3. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The NNs are standard size. The 2 bantams were too cute to pass up. If they get picked on I'll put them with my silkies. The majority of my chickens are standard. Might need to make a bantam coop. [​IMG]
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say orpingtons too. They are the cutest things!! [​IMG] I wish our feed store would get bantams! [​IMG]
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Yeah if they are Orpingtons it woulf be likely they might get picked on. If you build a bantam coop you need to get more bantams
     
  6. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I'm thinking!!
     
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    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I would be happy with orpingtons. Always sweet birds. My last ones got eaten by a bobcat, but we haven't had a problem in quite a while.
     
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    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The gray chick looks like pics of blue orpingtons that I saw, but I'm not sure about the yellow one. The standard BO chick I had before was a uniform yellow color all over. This one is almost white with darker yellow markings on it. I can't tell looking at pictures online if the buff orpingtons are like that or if they are solid. What have your experiences been??
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    all yellow, but you never know. I just cant figure what else it could be. It looks kinda chunkt too so I thought Orp
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Now that you mentioned it,,,,,,,,Maybe it will be white,,,,I dont know very much about genetics, but I think in the white there can be a silver gene or a gold gene and if yours had a gold gene it may be a white chicken when it grows up
     

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