Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?

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francais

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Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« on: May 01, 2010, 16:58 »
Hi

I have just adopted two new chicks :) who I am raising in a home made brooder, but I can't remember what type the guy I had them from said they were. He had so many different types & the kids picked these based on their looks :lol:

I think he said something about "Dutch" and possibly a silkie, but I could be way off base here. Can anyone tell from these photos please?

Thanks in advance
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« Last Edit: May 01, 2010, 17:35 by francais »
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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 17:05 »
Ohhhhh, they are 'delightfuls'! Sorry can't identify beyond that they are lovely!

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 18:15 »
Hi dont know what they are but they are not silkies, silkies have black legs, beaks and skin, and 5 toes

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francais

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 18:27 »
Thanks poppies - at least it taked silkies out  :lol:

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 19:18 »
The top one looks like a female cream legbar, But i could be wrong  :lol: No idea about the bottom one, Sorry! They are both very cute though  :)

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010, 20:24 »
I was thinking legbar as well, top a female, bottom a male? blue eggs!

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2010, 22:08 »
Very sweet and cute, not sure on breed but reckon you have a male and a female there!
Dont count ya chickens till they hatch!!!!!

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2010, 04:14 »
You'll have to wait and see until they have their feathers before you can hope to tell reliably and also sexing.  Don't know how Nails can sex at this age when even the breed isn't obvious.
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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2010, 07:50 »
Havent a clue what they are sorry but i want some now   :blush: :blush:

Must be getting soft in my old age lol


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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2010, 13:17 »
The top one looks just the same as the chicks that i have got and that is a cream legbar i am not sure about the other one but i dont think it is a silkie.

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2010, 13:23 »
They look a bit too big for dutch too. As for legbars, they are well known to look like so many others. The legs are not clear in the first pic, are they the same bright yellow colour?

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2010, 16:19 »
I'm not sure the top photo is a  legbar though it's similar.  These chicks look to be around 5 days old as they have reasonably developed wing feathers which start to show 3 days old or so.  I attach some photos of some legbars (with the odd VW) and one of a mixed hatch just emerging which I came across so you can all go arrrrhh.
Note the LBs are one day old and 3days old for comparasion.

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2010, 21:28 »
TeaPots - off to compare leg colour as we speak :)

Hillfooter - he/she does look quite like those in your photos. I have some light sussex chicks who are a day or so younger than these two, but the LS are already bigger than both.

The possible Legbar is the smallest of the lot so was possibly thinking bantam (not sure of Legbars come in a bantam type?)

DH says he has sold me a sparrow :lol: !

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Re: Can anyone identify these chicks for me please?
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2010, 21:31 »
No bright yellow legs or beak :( More like flesh coloured if that helps? The one from the bottom photo has the yellow legs though.



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