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Tell me what you think about these chicks! please and thank you.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KikisGirls, May 24, 2016.

  1. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    The sign on the cage with all the littles mixed together said :
    Americanas
    Black Jersey Giants
    California Whites
    Cuckoo Marans
    DK Cornish
    RIR
    Barred...? Ofcourse they said they could only tell me which ones were girls, not which breed I was choosing....LOL but true.
    I picked a few different ones.
    4 light yellow ones, 3 blackish --(these 3 are pictured above), 1 more on the brownish side???

    I will love and take care of them all no matter what the end up looking like/being.

    I would just like to find out what they actually are.

    hanks for you help!
    M-Kiki
     
  2. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The three blackish ones in the picture look to be Barred Rocks. They are great, sweet chickens that lay brown eggs and they are pretty friendly. I have 5 of them. I can't tell if you have cockerels or pullets or a mix of both. Can you post more pictures of the others? Thanks! :) The others are probably California Whites (the light yellow ones) and a Rhode Island Red (kind of on the brownish side). But, I would need pictures to make a fairly accurate guess. :)
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    They don't keep so still so pics aren't too good just yet.
    The top shows the 3 light yellow ones
    and the bottom I think might be a Welsummer...(brownish one)
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    a lil yellowish white one
     
  5. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was Welsummer on option on the side of the cage when you bought them?
    Ok, maybe Barred Rocks or Cuckoo Marans on the blackish ones (they are kind of similar as chicks).
    California Whites on the light yellow ones.
    Dark Cornish (a meat chicken) or Easter Egger (it's only an Ameraucana if it's tailless).
    Those are my best guesses, after seeing the list of chickens you said were on the side of the cage. :)
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    No Welsummer wasn't listed but after much internet research I am guessing that the little brownish is a Weslummer.
    I am familiar with Cuckoo Marans and Barred Rocks and I'll be happy with either but now you have given me something else to do....LOOK up the California Whites! Thank you!

    I am preferring good egg layers but will keep what ever!
     
  7. KikisGirls

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    They told me there were one week old, but it is so obvious the blackish ones are much larger.
    Then after I paid they said they were 2 or 3 weeks old.

    I have NO Idea! I Built a nice coop and run for them outside but I have them in a box motel with a heat lamp for now.
    I live in Houston, TX.....Do you think in about 2 weeks I could move them out doors?
    I did take them outside for a little while yesterday and am about to again this evening.

    I have been already adding garlic to their water and have a dish with dirt and stuff for them to play in. I make scrambled eggs for breakfast and they get fresh oregano and the greens throughout the day and treats.
    I think I'm do ok so far.

    (I've only bought older girls in the past---never had babies)
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred ones are Marans or Rocks. Marans have white legs, Rocks have yellow.

    White chicks with black spots are California whites.

    What color legs does the brownish chick have?
     
  9. KikisGirls

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    right now the black ones legs are yellow...
    this Welsummer (brownish one) has grayish legs???
     
  10. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can definitely move them outside as soon as they have all of their feathers and the fuzz is gone. They recommend keeping a heat lamp available to them until at least 5wks old. Just make sure they'll be safe from cats, dogs, etc. They can probably go into the coop now to get used to it and if they have a run as well, I see no reason not to let them go out right now during the day. :) They'll go back to the light if they're cold.
     

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