What kind of chickens are these?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jperez512, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. jperez512

    jperez512 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    I'm completely new to this great world of chickens. A friends son hatched chickens in class. They were all different colors. He picked only black ones. They are now 1.5 weeks old. I have no idea what kind they are. From research maybe black sex linked? Would love some thoughts/help. They are super playful and incredibly friendly. This is them sunbathing today. [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here!! What cute chicks you have there. When they are a few more weeks o,dear you could post some pics in the what breed gender section. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    I'm sure members there will be able to help you out. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. jperez512

    jperez512 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!!
     
  4. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    Welcome to byc and to the world of chickens. They do look like black sex links to me too. One thing good about them you can tell the males from the females right away. If they have white on their heads they are boys and if they have a solid black head they are girls. From the pics it looks like you have two girls and a boy. They are very cute chicks.
     
  5. jperez512

    jperez512 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! One thing I have noticed is that their wings are changing colors. 2 seem to be getting stripes. Is that normal? I thought if they were barred they would show stripes right away?
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre (even if you have lots of experience)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Barring isn't present at hatch, I noticed one looks to be getting barring. When they are 6-8 weeks old you can post photos of them at "what breed or gender is this?"
     
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  8. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

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    I had two males and they both had the black and white bars as they got older. I didn't have any females so I can't tell you about that.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. Evanowski

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    Oh my. The world has come full circle. Glad to see someone getting chickens! They are the best pets a family can have.

    :)
     

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