When can you determine Breeds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicky-bock-bock-mamma, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Chicky-bock-bock-mamma

    Chicky-bock-bock-mamma Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered a mixed selection of pullets from a hatchery, they unfortunately don't tell you what breeds they send. I do know that they are true breeds, so my question is when do they start to take on their final feathers so that you can determine the breeds? I have so many and trying to guess which is which is proving to be crazy hard!!!! Thanks for your input!!!
     
  2. Dawnclucks22

    Dawnclucks22 Overrun With Chickens

    Full feathering takes place at about 6 weeks, but a bit past that is when you may be able to tell.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

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    Look at the breeds list at the hatchery, and compare chick pictures. From the hatchery, feathersite, and possibly other hatcheries who sell the same breeds.
    It's fun to guess!
    Mary
     
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  4. Chicky-bock-bock-mamma

    Chicky-bock-bock-mamma Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I have been reviewing their chick pictures but they are very hard to pick specific breeds, example is that the barred rocks, dominiques and Marans look similar, and not every chick is the same as pictured:( but I can't wait to see what they grow into :)
     
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