What are these? Newer pics added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sara, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    New chicks came today, we just got the suprise special pullets, any guesses? I think that the two little buff colored ones are either buff orps/rocks. There is one little yellow one, and 5 black and white ones. They aren't barred rocks are they, wouldn't they have a white spot on their head? I'll have to post pictures when they get older.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2007
  2. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Songster

    May 28, 2007
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Just a guess but the little yellow could be a leghorn and the black ones look sort of like my Silver Spangled Hamburgs. I'm afraid I need to see feathers...
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2007
  4. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    The big yellow ones may be buff orpingtons/rocks, new hampshire reds, white leghorns, or even delawares -yellow puff balls have a lot of potential change ahead of them. The black ones could be australorps, black sex-links, or minorcas. Ideal is sold out of Hamburgs and many of the "fancier" breeds right now, so it should be easier to narrow it down. And it'll only get easier as they get more feathers -good luck! [​IMG]

    (and are my eyes tricking me, or are there two ducklings in there?!)
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    There are two little pekin ducklings, I ordered one, got two. We had a white duck that lived in the creek across from our house, but it dissapeared a week ago, and DH was so dissapointed. Even though he says he "hates" the birds he really doesn't. So I ordered him a new one. I really got the chicks just so I would have 25.00 worth of stuff. I'm so anxious to see what they turn into. I don't think they are sex links, or at least all the ones I hatched from mine were solid black from the time they hatched. I looked up the atrolops on feathersite, but they didn't really look like these either. Who knows, time will tell![​IMG]
  6. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I think you might be right with the minorcas. That would be interesting, I don't have any white egg layers.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Where did you get them from?
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I got them from Ideal
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Updated pics...any guesses...i'm sorry they aren't great..the lighting in the barn is terrible..


    notice the black feathers coming in on the wings..i assumed this was a leghorn, now i don't know what it is..and the legs aren't yellow, maybe grayish..could it just be an EE'r?
  10. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Songster

    Aug 8, 2007
    i think your black birds are black australorps, my chicks looked exactly like that when i got them. Australorps are wonderful [​IMG]

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