What breeds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 10Momma14, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got these 4 chicks in today. I was told that all four of them were Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, but when I have looked up the first and fourth picture. Them two don't look like the Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, I'm not sure of age. Pictures 5 and 6 shows the backs of them.


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    These two are of the same chick.
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  2. Chicken Girl1

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    The first one looks like a Polish of some sort.
     
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  3. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't even think to look up the polish breed.
     
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  5. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the 4th and 5th picture look like?

    The first picture is of a Silver Lace Polish. Now to figure out the gender of these chicks. I have not had much luck at gendering them.
     
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  6. Beer can

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    I've never had Wyandotte chicks, but hope you got what you wanted at least in the other three. That first pic definitely looks like a creasted breed, I've had polish and that's what their heads look like when they are chicks.
     
  7. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked on a hatchery's website, and they have a picture of a day old chick of a silver laced polish. And it looks like the first picture, are they hard to gender by feathers?
     
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  8. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if the polish chicks is going to be a hen or rooster? I was told to look at the puff on top of the head. If its round its a hen, if its more like a mohawk and feathers going everywhere, its a rooster. I need help, I'm really hoping all four of them are hens.
     
  9. BSL Egger

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    Best is to wait 2-4 more weeks and we would be able to help.
     
  10. Beer can

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    I think it will take more time to tell. I got mine from Meyers 'LeAnns adopt me" bargain ' mystery chicks, had quite a few different breeds. Of the polish had three cockerels and one pullet. The cockerels do have more of a Mohawk, put them in the freezer. I didn't want to keep the pullet but my kids fell in love with the 'poofy head'. I didn't want to keep her because I heard they are not hardy and not the best egg layers. Turns out after a super hard winter of subzero average, -10 with -40 wind chill temps she is doing great! Just started laying in all that and has been laying more than my other pullets, brown leghorns, EEgrs, and welsummers. Apparently this golden laced polish is more hardy than they think! I have to switch to my phone to post pics, I really hope you have a pullet!
     

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