Please help...what breeds are these?

LazyDogFarms

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Aug 31, 2019
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Hello all,

I recently purchased six chicks from Tractor Supply. Three were supposed to be Buff Orpington and three were supposed to be Barred Rock.

Here they about four or five days after we got them:

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They are now about five weeks old and three of them appear to be different breeds. Here are current photos of the three I can't identify. Can you help? I think perhaps two of them may be Cinnamon Queen or a similar breed but I'm not sure. I am completely uncertain about the blue/lavender/gray girl.

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Thanks!
 

LazyDogFarms

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Aug 31, 2019
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Here is a photo of the girls all grown and a single photo of the blue girl we had trouble identifying. How can one tell if she is a Blue Orpington or Sapphire Gem with the feather color, lacing, slate legs and slate beak. Thoughts?

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NatJ

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Wow, you got quite a variety among your "two breeds" of chicks! I think I see two Barred Rocks, one Buff Orpington, two Cinnamon Queens, and the blue one. So half of them might be what you thought you were buying in the first place...

The blue one might a blue sexlink hybrid (lays brown eggs).
Various hatchery sells them under various names:
https://hoovershatchery.com/sapphiregem.html
https://thechickhatchery.com/home/sapphire-blue-plymouth-rock/

Thanks for showing the adult photo--it's fun to see what the chicks grow up to look like!
 

MANNA-PRO

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