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Question about chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PJones, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    I just received my Rhode Island Red chicks today. I'll be keeping two and three will be going to a friend. Since the shading is different on the little girls I am not sure how to pick which ones to keep. Is there any rhyme or reason to their beginning colors? Of course I bought them for eggs but I also would like pretty girls. :D Any insight would be wonderful.


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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015
  2. DeepDishChix

    DeepDishChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it matters what color they are as chicks. The darker ones may grow into a dark red (almost brown), and the lighter ones will probably be reddish brown. Hope this helps you!

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  3. PJones

    PJones Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I am way too new at this to be choosing which ones. I also bought some Ameraucana (from Ideal) and was told they're Easter Egger. Not sure which of the two I should keep with them either. Believe me I wish I could keep them all but I did promise them to someone....LOL! I can't have any roosters in my backyard and it's so difficult to decide.
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    The one on the right doesn't have a beard, and has brown undertones. The one on the right does have the beard and is pretty much black, white with only a slight touch of brown in a couple of spots.

    Both birds are almost 10 weeks old.
     

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