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What an 'Ideal' variety! (help me figure out what they are)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by UGAchick, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babies arrived today!!! I ordered: 10 special surprise pullets, 5 assorted brahmas, 5 assorted cochins, and 5 assorted dark egg layers. And here is what I got:

    1. Only one of these. From the cochin bunch. What color will she be?
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    2. One of these. From the surprise bunch. Dot is yellow. Clean pink and black legs
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    3. A couple of these girls in the brahma group. What color will they be?
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    4. Beautiful girl! Only 1 in the surprise group. Clean green legs.
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    5. Love this girl! Chocolate color from the surprise group. Feathered pink legs.
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    6. I think this one is male (orange dot on his head and chin) and marked as a dark egg layer. Clean legs, pink with black on them.
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    7. Several of these in the surprise group. Black legs. Australorps?
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    8. A couple of these in the surprise group. Clean pink legs.
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    9. Some of these in the cochin group. What color will they be?
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    10. A couple brahmas like this. What color will they be?
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    Thanks so much! I can't keep all of them, so I would like to have an idea of what they are so I know which ones I am willing to sell [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    1. Buff Cochin
    2. Barred Rock
    3. Dark Brahma
    4. Easter Egger
    5. Partridge Cochin
    6. Barred Rock
    7. Black Australorp
    8. Golden Laced Wyandotte
    9. Blue/black Cochin
    10. Dark Brahma
    Adorable Chicks! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Why do you have to sell some? [​IMG]
    It's always hard to get rid of chickens ... babies are the hardest to get rid of .. [​IMG]
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    #3 brahma is a dark #10 is a light. The darks have the chipmunk stripes, the buffs and lights do not.
     
  5. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the second to the last one... so cute![​IMG]
     
  6. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    1and 10 dark brahma. 2 cuck coo maran. 4 easter egger
     
  7. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree 5 is a partridge cochin - I have one
    #6 you said is a dark egg layer so I have to disagree with earlier poster Barred have lighter eggs so my guess is cuckoo Marans,
    #4 is an easter egger and
    #8 is a golden laced Wyandotte.
    Caroline
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Again, #10 is not a dark brahma; it's a light. The darks have the chipmunk stripes and in fact, the darks are the only ones of the three common brahma colors available in the US where the chicks can be sexed at an early age. The pullets feather out much differently from the cockerels.
    When you've raised all three together - darks, lights and buffs - it's easy to see the difference. [​IMG]
     
  9. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Seems like we have identified them all, right? I am very satisfied with the variety they sent. I think I might look to sell some of the australorps and welsummers (not pictured since I know what those look like). It is going to be really hard to figure out which ones to keep! Perhaps just a bigger coop, bigger run, and a bigger chance of getting detected by the county code enforcers (I am not allowed to have ANY chickens)
     
  10. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Homer, GA
    Quote:In ACC? Wait, nevermind, thats not really suprising. [​IMG]

    cute batch of chicks though [​IMG]
     

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