Pure white chick???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Maidservant, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'm stumped.

    Picked up chicks from TSC today, and I bought three solid white bantam chicks. Not yellow chick, white adult, no, snow white chicks. Blue/grey eyes, clean legs (no feathers on legs), 4 toes, pink beak and legs. What are they???

    The photos look a little yellower than they are because of their incandescent heat light. The chicks are on a white paper towel, for comparison.

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    Thanks!
    Emily in NC
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are White OEs! Or they likely are. Aren't they adorable? I was shocked last year when I hatched my first White eggs to find a pure white baby. They're quite the eye catcher.
     
  3. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not good with initials, what is an OE?

    They came from Privett, and the ones in question are bantams.
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops! OE = Old English.
     
  5. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad they're all girls then! I have a red/black Old English bantam roo, plus a black tailed white japanese bantam cockerel who will need some little hens of his own soon.
     
  6. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You got them sexed? Wow, lucky you! It's hard to sex banties.
     
  7. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Wow, seriously, I've never seen white chicks before! Those are some adorable girls you've got there!
     
  8. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There were six there, and someone had already paid for three of them. I got the remaining three. I sat there for nearly two hours to make sure I got the ones I wanted. They say that they have to let them eat and drink (and pump them full of antibiotics, yuck!) before they can sell them. Oh well, I have mine, no more need to go back this year, lol.
     
  9. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What? Because they're white? That's rediculous. My Whites hatched strong as a fiddle. They were some of my healthiest babies. Be sure to not feed them yellow cracked corn though. They'll turn yellow. And keep them out of the sun. Well, you can let them eat cracked corn and be in the sunlight, but if you want a pure white bird you have to care for it differently.
     
  10. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    I am just curios. What is the legband for? And how do you get that off?

    They are beautiful.
     
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