What are these little mostly black chicks with white markings?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by That_Chick, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Australorp

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  2. Black Sex-linked

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  3. Barred Rock

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  4. Auracana

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  5. Americauna

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  1. That_Chick

    That_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Spring is in the air, and Tractor supply has chicks for sale. This is my 3rd year with chickens. I picked up a dozen chicks at TS a week ago and am not sure what they are. Hoped you might be able to help. There are two different types. The first type is almost solid black and all had a white star on the top of their head. They seem to be coming up with dark feathers. The other type, and I only have a couple of these are black with a white throat and white under parts. They have a partially white face with dark bars along the side of the face. I think the solid black ones might be barred rocks? I thought they were going to be black-sex-links, but I don't think that is what they are now. Don't know what the others are.
    I uploaded a little bit of video of the whole bunch on YouTube. It should be visible there in another couple of hours. The video looks weird because it is under a heat light, so the color is hard to see, but you can see the markings.
    Any ideas what they are?

    Thanks,

    Here's the link to the YouTube video of the chicks: http://youtu.be/XmqCxjwLnvs It is active now.
     
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  2. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see the video, but there are a couple things you could tell us that would help. What color are their legs? What type of comb do they have?
     
  3. That_Chick

    That_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    their legs are light colored (yellow-ish), so are their combs, what little combs they have. At least the darker ones seem to have yellow-ish combs.

    the video is still uploading on YouTube. It takes a while with my rural internet connection. ;-)
    (even longer since I didn't post the link! Here it is again: http://youtu.be/XmqCxjwLnvs)
     
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  4. That_Chick

    That_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I read through a bunch of posts in this section, and I think the two with a lot of white might be Australorps, which would be great! I have had Australorps before and really liked their temperament. Wondering if the ones with the stars on their heads might be Barred Rocks?
     
  5. That_Chick

    That_Chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone else have an opinion? Is there a page somewhere with pictures of chicks by breed? I find pages of adults, but have not seen a page for chicks.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Check feathersite. They almost certainly have photos of australorp and barred rock chicks (separate pages, though, lol!)
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like barred rocks (straight combs) if they have pea/rose (which ever one it is) then that would make them doms as long as im seeing their feathers right and they have barring on them
     

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