What Breeds are these chicks??? Not what was ordered! Pic Heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bossynbella, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. bossynbella

    bossynbella Songster

    Aug 11, 2007
    I am posting this for a friend of ours. They ordered 15 chicks from some place I hadn't heard of before. Hazelton or something like that. Anyway they ordered 15 all where suppose to be Black Australorps and Black Beauty's (I think Black Sexlinks) They are happy with the wide variety of colors but they are No where near all black. Help with the breed would be great!!!!

    THinking the all black ones are the sexlinks. Not sure if the one with the spot on the head is a male sexlink or a BR??

    Close up of one of the black ones they have a red tint to there heads.

    Sorry about the bad lighting. You can see the very red chick in the pic though. IT is the only one that is that dark of a red.

    Again you can see the red one and one of the buff ones as well, Im guessing Red sexlink for the buff ones.

    The dark one is in the foreground The white ones are prolly White leghorns the person we ordered with orderd 20 but there where alot more then that when they picked them up.

    More chicks.




    another of the black spot one showing two of the ones I think might be the red sex links.
    I think there are 15 chicks. 5 white. 5 buff.1 red.1black australorp. 3Black with bits of white on chest and belly and 1 black with red shading on head.

    Thanks in advance sorry its so many pictures
  2. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Don't know what they are, but they sure are cute!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Sorry, that was no help:/
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I'm with suenrob. I don't know what they are but they're sooo adorable! Sorry, I can't help.

    As they start to get feathers, perhaps they will be easier to identify. Keep us updated with more pics if you can!
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    They look to me like a mix of red & black sexlinks. The black ones with the spot on their head could be Marans.

    Regardless of what breeds they turn out to be, if they are not what was ordered, which seems obvious to me, they should contact the hatchery and complain. The hatchery should send a new order and not charge for the ones already received or, at the very least, refund all your friend's money.
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    I agree with Becky, they look to be red and black sexlinks. The white ones with the light red strips down their backs are red sexlinks, and the black ones that have kinda rust color on their heads are probably black sexlinks. JMHO
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Black sexlink hen chicks can have red faces(acctually all I ever got from the hatchery were black with red faces) and occasionally you get an all red one(they are a dark brownish red), those feather out to be a dark red with black markings on their feathers, very pretty.

    The one with the spot on its head is either a BR or a black sexlink roo.

    The buff ones I would also guess to be red/gold sexlinks.


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