What are these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by corvidae, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. corvidae

    corvidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our shipment of baby Rocks today from Ideal, and there were 14 packing peanuts in there that all look like the same breed. Two have splayed leg, and they are all a little smaller than the buff and white rocks, but they seem otherwise healthy (and LOUD!). Anyone have any idea what they might be?

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  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    gold laced Wyandottes, I think.
     
  3. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think so too
     
  4. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that kind of sad that they send living chicks as "packing peanuts". Why don't they develop something else to keep someone's order warm other than living, breathing, babies. What if someone doesn't want or need "packing peanuts". [​IMG]

    They are darn cute though.........
     
  5. cjwaldon

    cjwaldon Overrun With Chickens

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    What would happen to the packing peanuts if they were not included in someone's order?
     
  6. corvidae

    corvidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, how delightful! I love Wyandottes of all flavors and now that I look at the pics on the web of the gold-laced babies, I'd have to say that's pretty much for sure what these are. As far as the hatcheries including them, they actually do tell you that if you don't want them, contact the hatchery before shipping and they won't include them. We were okay with it and now I am just thrilled, though 14 extra chicks were a few more than I anticipated! I only ordered 12 Buff and White Rocks, though, so I guess they just throw in enough to bring the number close to 25? In any case, aside from the two splayed leggs, everyone is doing very well.
     

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