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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bhadrika, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. bhadrika

    bhadrika In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2007
    Mansfield, MA
    We finally have pictures of our chicks, who arrived 2wks ago yesterday from MM. We planned on bonding with 10 egg layers and not bonding too much with 15 meat birds, but have run into some problems with telling who's who. Here's the flock: 2 Cuckoo Marans, one Buttercup, one Egyptian Fayoumi, 6 EEs, 6 White Rocks, 10 Dk Cornish, and the free rare mystery chick. But to kee it from being a straightforward logic puzzle, four chicks died, so we don't really know how many we have of anything.

    The Cuckoos were easily identified from the start, but straight run and we can't keep roos. At least one is acting very roo-ish, so if anyone in MA wants a Cuckoo roo in a few weeks, let us know.

    We're pretty sure this is an example of the Dk Cornish -- of the plethora of chipmunk striped chicks, many of them are growing similar feathers.

    The White Rocks, were supposed to be easy, 6 basic yellow peeps. We call them the White Boys. But there were seven yellow chicks in the first batch, one with darker tawny parts. As they all grow in white feathers, it's getting harder and harder to tell her apart, though at least she's not growing a comb yet. Any guesses what she might be?

    We also recognized the Egyptian Fayoumi, named BB, pretty easily (we think):

    The big brown guy behind BB is, we think, an Americauna. He even seems t be growing the muff/beard already, though the photo doesn't show it as fully bushy as it is:

    We have a pair of Chicken Ducks too (and even called them Ducks, when not calling them The Professors -- they look like they should be wearing little tweed jackets), and I'm guessing they're Americaunas as well:

    Now the important ones. Squid here is presumed to be the Buttercup, but we really haven't a clue -- anyone care to confirm our guess?

    And Foxglove here is the tamest as well as the largest/fastest growing (first/most feathers, etc). His coloring is different from the Dk Cornish, so we have our fingers crossed -- anyone care to hazard a guess? Remember, there's still the rare mystery chick, unless it's one of the ones that died, or the white one, or Squid...

    And just to show we do more than hold them and try to guess their breed, here they are hanging out on the Jungle Gym my son made for them out of K'nex. They love to perch, and the earlier versions kept tipping over....


  2. TheBrilliantHen

    TheBrilliantHen In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Quote:What a great idea!
  3. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    wow what cuties! I love the jungle gym [​IMG] what a neat idea.
  4. Jimagination

    Jimagination Songster

    Mar 17, 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    My boys are so excited...They just went to find their kinex! Thanks for the idea![​IMG]
  5. MTchick

    MTchick Songster

    Feb 2, 2007
    Western Montana
    Our lone Ameraucana chick looks JUST like the darker one you ID'd in the photo- little muffy cheeks, dark greenish legs, etc. Very cute!

  6. montverdechick

    montverdechick Songster

    Mar 10, 2007
    Central Florida
    The white one looks a lot like my white Amerucana. If her/his legs turn blue, that is what it is. This is my pullet at 3 weeks (today). Don't know about the others, but they are very cute.

  7. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:That is your Buttercup chick. You can tell by the mask around the eyes and the markings on top of the head. Here are a couple of pictures of our Buttercup pullet, Ellen, so you can see what a beautiful bird this will be. Ellen is one of the friendliest birds we have and is a great forager and egg layer.

    At 15 days old...

    At 28 days old with some of her flock mates...

    At 8 months old...
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2007

  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Ellen is very pretty and Squid is a cutie.... I have Buttercup eggs going in the bator tonight! [​IMG]
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Haha! I'm not the only one who uses K'nex for everything! I used it for adjustable lamp holder hangers, lamp hight adjustment things, water bottle holders, feed dish raisers, temporary cages!!! Good luck finding out which chicks are which.
  10. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:Thank you.

    Quote:I am SOOOOOOOO jealous!!!!!
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2007

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