What are my "heaters"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ThreeGlovers, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. ThreeGlovers

    ThreeGlovers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The question was asked in another of my posts about what kind of chicks I had been sent as "heaters" can someone help I.D. them for me?

    They are the black ones.

    Thanks
    Bo

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2008
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    They look a lot like Ancona chicks. They're white egg layers, generally black with white speckling as they grow older. Sometimes you'll see one that's more of a splash (lots of white with black splotches). Males and females get huge combs, males have huge wattles. They feather and mature quickly, so you should be able to tell the boys from the girls in a couple of weeks.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

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  4. AtRendeAcres

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