They are in, please help identify

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  1. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a Meyer Rainbow Pullet Pack & they came in a day early, this morning! Everyone is very lively..acting like chickens..but I though I would get some help in trying to identify. Meyer says they ship at least 5 different breeds of their most asked for good to heavy layers...white & colored egg hens, can also include more than 5 and rare varieties..I also have a "meal maker" free chick in this batch...

    These pics are with my phone..so not the best quality but you can still see everyone


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    Puffy cheeks, brown face, small black splotch on back pic 1


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    Same chick back pic 2

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    A few sleeping

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    White Leghorn..something else?

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    Are these EE or are these Brown Leghorn???


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    No idea..

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    This little chick in the last 3 pics is a loner...the sweetest thing! So docile and just loves to be held..chirps away so happy like. She has tan, redish brown and what looks to be like a slate grey blue on her as well.

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    ..thank you!
     
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  2. MamaHynne

    MamaHynne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful babies! [​IMG]

    Can't really identify anyone yet, though.[​IMG]
     
  3. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    The black ones look like Barred Rock and Black Australorps. Not too sure about the others. Congratulations on the chicks! [​IMG]
     
  4. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    The black ones look like Barred Rock and Black Australorps. Not too sure about the others. Congratulations on the chicks! [​IMG]

    Can you see both kind or are you having a hard time like me figuring which one it is? [​IMG]

    So many look so different..but so much alike at the same time! [​IMG]
     
  5. hisdaughter

    hisdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just adorable. Good luck and hope they all turn out to be hens:thumbsup
     
  6. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the hatchery have chick identification photos on their website? If you go to youtube and type in barred rock chick and dominique chick you will see a video on how to tell the difference- they are both black with white-ish dots. I think the hatchery with the videos is mcmurray, and I know that different hatchery's chicks may vary a little in looks. so I dunno.

    I am new to chickens so I don't know what other chicks are black with light dots on the head. Maybe it's any breed with a barred variety? It would hard to tell the breed then. [​IMG] This could also be true for any breed with the "partridge" coloring- could look like my partridge rock babies. I am hoping a more experienced person can help or answer this question.

    Here is a photo of a rose comb brown leghorn ( on the left) next to a partridge rock chick (right).
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    Here you can see a few of my chicks. Breeds are in my sig line. Brown leghorn with chipmunk-ish stripes/eyeliner is clearly visible. She's the one about to duck under the ecoglow brooder. (could that be GUYliner though? The other 3 were much more feathered out even at 2 days old. You can see the difference in the wings if you compare with the other leghorn in the above photo)
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    Partridge rock hens are on top of brooder and coming out from under, you can see a brown leghorn about to duck under, and a dominique chick.
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  7. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Off-Grid, that was a good post, thank you. They are so much alike, yet different..then chicks within the same breed can look different..so confusing. I will keep watching and maybe I will get it ..and I will go look for the videos now..thank you!
     
  8. sunny & the 5 egg layers

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    The bird on the left (9th photo from the top) looks a lot like my black australorp did when it was a chick. (I can post pics if you'd like) And the chick on the left in the same photo is a barred rock (white spot on its head). I hope this helped!
     
  9. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    The bird on the left (9th photo from the top) looks a lot like my black australorp did when it was a chick. (I can post pics if you'd like) And the chick on the left in the same photo is a barred rock (white spot on its head). I hope this helped!

    Thank you..I was also watching the videos on how to tell the barred rocks from the Dominique..I put those two in the photo becuase even though they look the same..they don't [​IMG] The the video said the Dominique would not have yellow..only white and white tips on the wings. I have 10 black chicks..and I do believe they are probably 2-3 different breeds. Not all have a spot on their head, not all have white tipped wings, ..this is enough to drive someone batty [​IMG]


    ANd I would love to see your pictures..thank you!​
     
  10. Chickens rock!mysocks

    Chickens rock!mysocks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am pretty sure the yellow ones are americuanas. You can tell by the ear tufts. [​IMG]
     

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