Sunrise brought my Rainbows - PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ~*Sweet Cheeks*~, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    With the sunrise this morning the P.O. called - I answered "do you have my little chirpings?" With chirping in the background, the guy says "oh, are they calling for their mother!".

    No make-up, bed hair, and my feeding the critter's cloths on - WHO CARES - I head to the P.O. as the sun is rising.

    MPC 25 Rainbow Special (with one extra) shipped 9/21 from Ohio arriving 6 am 9/23 in Olympia, WA all safe and sound. One little one I think is a SLW was standing off falling asleep while all the others were drinking and eating and running about. I dipped it's beak in the water again and then it went over and ate with the rest and now I can't tell which one it was.

    I think I got at least 3 EE's and from what I can tell a lot of the ones I asked the new Rep to put on my order that I was hoping for which was EE's, Light Brown Leghorns, Golden and/or Silver Laced Wyandottes, White Plymouth Rocks, Specked Sussex.

    What does everyone think I got?




    Are these White Plymouth Rocks? Edit: MPC pics show these are White Leghorns based on the yellow legs. The White Rocks had darker legs.

    Light Brown Leghorns?



    I think this greyish brown with the lamb chops is EE

    Another EE looking one

    EE or ? It's greyish yellow with lamb chops
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  2. lindabean

    lindabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    The little ones that are light with brown coming to a point on top of their heads look like what I got at the Feed Store, called Ameracuna's. They are about 20 weeks old now, have greenish legs and look like little red headed hawks. So I think they are they EE's you asked for. Any idea what the baby speckled sussex looks like?
    Congratulatiions on your new babies! Are they just an addition to your flock, or do you have something special planned for them?
  3. Chad the Chicken Man

    Chad the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2009
    Belleville, WI
    Well i got a shipment of single comb brown leghorns and they looked like little chipmonks and its looks like you also got a few of those. they are the prettiest birds ive seen with the gold around there necks, im really happy with mine and im sure you will be too!!!
  4. brennant

    brennant Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Tacoma WA
    The sunrise pic is great. I was looking around online and found out there is a large forest fire in central OR that is bringing smoke up to WA.

    Cute chicks! You should see my four now... totally scarggely! [​IMG]
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    The white ones could be leghorns or white plymouth rocks, it's hard to tell until they start growing.
    #2 would be your brown leghorns, I got a lot of those in my shipment.
    #3 is your SLW, I got quite a few of those as well.
    #4 is the black austrolorps, again got some in mine.

    And the rest are your adorable, puffy-cheeked EE, of which I got NONE!! [​IMG]
    ETA: Some of your 'brown leghorns' look to be different colors? If so, there are probably more than one breed there. There are quite a few breeds that look like little chipmunks as babies.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  6. MelissaR

    MelissaR Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    The chicks in the second photo look exactly like Speckled Sussex chicks I hatched last month. *But* I'm no expert.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:What color heads did yours have? These look like some have red heads and some have brown [​IMG]
  8. juliect

    juliect Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2009
    Niota, TN
    [​IMG] CUTE!!

    Why oh why did I look??? I've been resisting the temptation to order the Rainbow Special from I fear my resistance has been broken.
  9. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    The speckled sussex are a reddish chipmunk with very light pink legs. I believe the GLW are darker with golden yellow legs. Why am I looking at chick pics--this is dangerous!...
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    They look great!!!!

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