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when will my 5wk old chicks look like their breed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by swoop, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. swoop

    swoop In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    can recognize the 2 buf orps and 2 brahmas but the rest are yellow or white (except for what were supposed to be packing peanuts that are chipmunk color and brown/black/gold combo and 2 with blue legs) i ordered silver laced wyandottes, a gold laced wyandotte, ameracaunas which is what the packing peanuts look like - i am figuring maybe the pullets change color when they mature - except for the blue legs. help i am confused - and yes (duh) i should have asked them to mark the chicks but this was my first time [​IMG]

  2. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    Check out feathersite.com (I think that's the name...) They have good pictures of all the breeds, and at different stages of development.
  3. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    This may help, for Wyandottes GL are chipmunk as chicks, kind of black with brown pattern. Here are my gold laced chicks right after arrival


    Then the ones that I am pretty sure are my silver laced:


    I wasn't sure about the silver laced ones but now that they have their first tiny wing feathers they are white with black edges so I'm guessing those are the silver laced.
  4. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Oh yeah, the ones with blue legs are the EEs or Ameraucanas.

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