Some of them arrived...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Javamama, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up my chicks from the feed store, but the RIR's didn't get delivered. Would have been nice to know when I ordered them that they were having trouble getting them in. So for now I have (I think) 3 buff orpingtons and 2 white leghorns. I would love to get some more, but all the hatcheries I have checked so far are sold out! What's a new chicken fanatic to do? I guess I'll just be happy with what I have. For now. [​IMG]

    Update:
    Now that I have looked them over and compared to photos here, I have no idea what they gave me. The yellow ones have feathers on their legs and black stripes on their heads and the brown ones definitely are not white leghorns (duh!) And they are chirping like crazy!

    Here's a pic if anyone has any ideas - sorry it's not a great photo. The buggers won't stay still!
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  2. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brown chicks look like EE to me... but I'm still a newbie.. they sure are cute though!!!
     
  3. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've no idea other than they are cuties
     
  4. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the little yellow on with the spot on its head have feathered legs? If so, it may be a Light Brahma!
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Your yellow feather footers were marked by the hatchery for some reason (that the brown stripe) I believe they are salmon faverolles which are beautiful and my favorite hens. Looks like you got something unusual [​IMG] The ones that look kinda like little brown chipmunks with beards are EE labled by the hatchery as ameraucana's but they are not a true breed. They can lay blue, green, or pinkish eggs when they are adults. I love my one EE hen she is very friendly and lays sky blue eggs [​IMG] My true ameraucana are also nice and very unusual looking.

    Good Luck with your chicks,
    Henry
     
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  6. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lanissa- yes, the yellow one with the stripe have cute little feathers on their feet. Oh well, guess that gives me an excuse to order more!
     
  7. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Henry- LOL I didn't even think about that mark not being feathers! DUH! Let me go look at them again...
     
  8. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I can't tell if the spots on their heads are marker or not. The wing feathers of two of the yellow ones are dark too

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    I called the feed store and they said substitutions happen sometimes and if they have any extras left at the end of the day I can have them. [​IMG]: Mystery chicks are fun too!
     
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  9. Javamama

    Javamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WillsMama, I think you are right about the EE's [​IMG] Cool!
     

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