Telling the difference between my chick breeds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TheSitcomGirls, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. TheSitcomGirls

    TheSitcomGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait for the new peeps in two weeks! 5 Ameraucanas, 5 Welsummers, 2 white Leghorns and 2 Anconas.

    Will I be able to tell the difference between the Ameraucanas and the Welsummers? I'm think I'm OK with the other two breeds (2 yellow peeps and 2 speckled yellow and black I hope!). Should I see if Meyer can mark them? Only two of the Welsummers are mine, the other three are for my neighbor...and the Ameraucanas are hers as well.

    Thank you!!!!!!!
     
  2. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right about the leghorns for sure. However, easter Eggers (what they sold you as an 'Ameracauna'), come in many patterns. I ordered 4 and thought they shorted me, until I noticed 2 white chicks had beards, LOL.

    i think half of the fun of baby chicks is watching them everyday and seeing what the feathers come in like, etc. Your EEs will probablly have extra-fluffy cheeks.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    There's a "what breed/gender" area here and if you post pictures of your new arrivals, people will give you all of the help you need picking out who is who.
     
  4. TheSitcomGirls

    TheSitcomGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    We supposedly had our marked last year. They goofed. The dark cornish turned out to be one of my EE's!
     
  6. TheSitcomGirls

    TheSitcomGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great!!! Maybe guessing will give me better odds!
     

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