Will they look different from each other?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 09northernchick, May 15, 2009.

  1. 09northernchick

    09northernchick Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2009
    I have nine two week old chicks. I believe they are RIR and Barred Rock hybrids. They are getting in their feathers now but so far they look the same. Beige wing feathers and they are now getting reddish brown colouring around the tops of their wings.

    They still look identical to each other. Will they always or will they tend to have their own markings?
  2. barnwife

    barnwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    central Texas
    This might be better posted in the thread for figuring out identity.

    RIR are not supposed to be buff ever at all. neither ar BR.

    If they are mixed together, this could be a possiblity. If they look the same as chicks, the adults will be similatr-looking, too. That's why you can tell colorings from chickhood once you learn to recognize it.

    Congrats on your babies!
  3. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    If you have a RIR roo over a BR hen you should have black sex links. Does not work the other way around though.
  4. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2009
    Near Myrtle Beach
    I have 6 week old black sex links.

    Out of the six:

    2 have a lot of gold on their chest and on their backs.

    1 has gold chest not so much on back.

    1 has not so much gold on chest. More on back.

    1 has not so much gold on chest or back.

    1 is almost totally black.

    My point is that the differences are subtle and I guess the more you have the harder it will be to tell them apart.

    My hens are named "The Gang of Six".

    Warning: Your chicks are getting ready to go through the "vulture stage". From 2 to 4 weeks mine looked like little vultures.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by