WHAT WILL THEY LOOK LIKE?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kelsey1314, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. kelsey1314

    kelsey1314 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just picked up 9 little babes yesterday, they are a barnyard mix, the guy had quite a few breeds from EE, Marans, wyandottes, orphingtons, RRs, austrolops, Isa Browns and I'm sure a few others. Anyways, I was just curious what y'all thought they may look like as they get older. I took individual pics of the more interesting ones, I'm sure the orange colored chicks will be a red/buff color and the yellow baby will be white?
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    You can't really tell from chick down what mix breeds will look like as adults as there are so many different genetic factors at play.

    You do appear to have at least one chick with a white head dot, and that will indicate barring to come.

    But again, you cannot tell what the final outcome will be with that many breeds running around. There are a lot of genes to take into consideration.

    I've hatched grab bag eggs from a farm that had a lot of breeds running around; the adults often were very different from the chick downs and even any knowable breed for the parent stock.

    I've had yellow chicks become white adults with bleed through patterns, or yellow/buff with pattern.
    I've had brown/black chicks mature into blue with red breast.
    Chipmunks usually come into a multi pattern/partridge, but some ended up mostly red.

    In purebreed chicks, yes you can look at yellow down and say it will be a white leghorn, or gold down and it will be a Buff Orpington.
    Black down usually becomes black, but if there are other genes in it, you can get a lot of different end results.

    Again, that's a lot of genetics running around.

    LofMc
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
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  4. Michael OShay

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    I agree with LofMc.
     
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    agree also with LofMc
     
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